Closed Bug 71359 Opened 23 years ago Closed 21 years ago

Add "Always use this profile" in profile manager


(SeaMonkey :: Startup & Profiles, enhancement)

Windows 2000
Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: peterlubczynski-bugs, Assigned: bugs)



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?
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

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.
Whiteboard: [Aufbau-P3]
Whiteboard: [Aufbau-P3]
Assignee: blakeross → ben
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0 → ---
Target Milestone: --- → Future
For the impatient, here's how to do it using command-line options in the desktop
shortcut that launches Mozilla:
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
Depends on: 60299
*** 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.
Closed: 21 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
QA Contact: ktrina → gbush
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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