Firefox 1.5 getting downright irritating

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Mon Apr 3 15:49:30 UTC 2006

Does anyone know how to get Firefox 1.5 to *always* start with the 
ProfileManager?  I'm using KDE 3.5, FreeBSD 6.0, Xorg 6.9.0 and Firefox 
1.5.  I've created an application starter on the menubar that has the path 
to firefox (/usr/X11R6/bin/firefox) with the argument -ProfileManager.  The 
first time I start Firefox, the profile manager pops up and prompts me to 
select a profile.  All subsequent launches of Firefox use the profile that 
I selected initially.  I want Firefox to prompt me *every* time it starts, 
because I have created several profiles, each designed to do different 
tasks and be open in different windows.  Each profile uses tabbed Homes so 
I can start a number of tabs with different tasks in them.

I've edited profile.ini as follows:

Neither setting makes any difference at all.  Checking and unchecking the 
box to start on startup *also* does nothing.  (As does the prompt to make 
firefox the default browser.)

I even tried removing StartWithLastProfile entirely.  *Nothing* works. 
There's no man pages for firefox, firefox-bin, profile.ini, profilemanager, 
mozilla or mozilla-bin, and googling has been futile so far.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas

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