Closed Bug 71359 Opened 23 years ago Closed 21 years ago
Add "Always use this profile" in profile manager
It's very annoying to always choose the same profile when starting up. Can't we just provide a "Always use this profile" checkbox in the dialog for choosing profiles to automatically pick THAT profile each time the browser starts up?
suggest wontfix. change your shortcut to do | mozilla -p profilename |
What's a shortcut? How do I change it. I just want to get rid of that box. It should be "easy", a pref, and increase startup time. How many times have you been caught debugging with that window waiting for a selection and it doesn't have focus?
Severity: normal → enhancement
Summary: Add "Always use this profile" in profile manager → [RFE] Add "Always use this profile" in profile manager
Profile Manager FE bugs --> me
Assignee: ben → blakeross
I tend to agree with this. A lot of people probably want multiple profile functionality but don't want to be bothered with this every time they start the browser. This depends on the other bug that asks that the profile manager be accessible from within Mozilla (for dynamic switching). Conrad, what do you think of this idea?
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.0
I think it's a great idea. It really only makes sense if we used dynamic profile switching though. That's what PPEmbed does. In its profile picker which may come up at startup, there is a checkbox "Show At Startup." If unchecked, the app starts with the last used profile. Since you can bring up this dialog at any time when the program is running, you can pick a new profile (or not) and re-check it there. The problem with relying on the -p option is there are those of us who use platforms that don't have command lines ;-)
changing QA contact
QA Contact: gbush → ktrina
Conrad, What about extending the profile dialog to have access from within the browser, but if someone does choose to active another profile (not just change startup options), they are forced to restart the browser similar to the Startup Disk control panel.
Because I think it's only a small amount of work to do the right thing - dynamically switching profiles - that, if any work gets put into it, it should be applied there.
[Aufbau-P3]: This would make it easier to keep your porn profile separate from what other people see, or from what you see when you're not surfing porn.
Assignee: blakeross → ben
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0 → ---
22 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → Future
For the impatient, here's how to do it using command-line options in the desktop shortcut that launches Mozilla: http://mywebpage.netscape.com/aufbau01/modifications.html#stealthprofiles
This would be useful when using the Mozilla ActiveX control (actually like in the Winamp3 minibrowser). It creates a new profile called "MozillaControl" in addition to "default" and it causes the profile manager to show up everytime Mozilla is launched. This problem is covered in bug 76664 , but this one could be a temporary workaround.
Summary: [RFE] Add "Always use this profile" in profile manager → Add "Always use this profile" in profile manager
*** Bug 189436 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 162280 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This should be fixed with bug 97622. Resolving as fixed, please reopen if some issue are not dealt with.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 21 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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