Firefox 1.5 getting downright irritating

Karol Kwiatkowski freebsd at
Mon Apr 3 16:11:26 UTC 2006

On 04/03/06 17:49, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> 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:
> StartWithLastProfile=0
> and
> StartWithLastProfile=1
> 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.

Hi Paul,

it's working here as expected - "Don't ask at startup" box changes
StartWithLastProfile to 0/1 and ProfileManager starts every time if
set to 0.

I'm using it ever since I installed Firefox 2.0a in addition to 1.5.
The machine is running FreeBSD 6-STABLE, Firefox 1.5 and 2.0a,
Enlightenment DR17 but I doubt it's related.

Maybe you're editing the wrong file? Or while Firefox is running? Too
tight file permissions? Just some thoughts. Here's mine profiles.ini:

$ ls -l ~/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini
-rw-r--r--  1 karol  karol  216 Apr  3 18:01

$ cat ~/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini






Karol Kwiatkowski  <freebsd at orchid dot homeunix dot org>

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