A solution!

If you’ve got multiple blogs you’re advertising on Entrecard, or multiple social network accounts AND you’re a Firefox user, this might be helpful.

Firefox includes a user profile feature that’s sort of hidden under the surface that can help you surf with more than one identity.

If you want to try this, you’ll need to start up the profile menu in Firefox. The only way I’ve found to do this is to change the link from my homepage to add the text –profilemanager after the executable in the shortcut.

right click on the shortcut

Right-click on the Firefox icon and choose Properties from the menu that appears.

edit shortcut

In the Shortcut tab, add –profilemanager (that’s two hyphens in front of the word profilemanager) to the target after  any quotation marks in the field.

Click OK to save your changes. Make sure all your browser windows are closed, and double click the edited icon.

createprofiles.png

There’s probably only one profile in there now, called Default. You can rename that one, and add others.

Create a brand new profile, highlight it, then start Firefox. You’ll have a fresh, clean, cookie-free, login-free Firefox to begin using for your second profile.

If you uncheck the “Don’t Ask At Startup” box before you go, you’ll always get to choose which profile you want to surf with when you start Firefox.

Changing personalities is now as simple as closing down and restarting your browser.

One comment

  1. Sandra says:

    Oh, wow. This is so cool. Thank you very much!

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