Firefox Profile Manager in Ubuntu?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by JBeukema, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. JBeukema
    Offline

    JBeukema BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    25,613
    Thanks Received:
    1,703
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    everywhere and nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,705
    The -profilemanager option doesn't work, throwing a serious wrench in plans to syc my browser between OSs. Anyone know a way around this bug in Ubuntu?
     
  2. KittenKoder
    Offline

    KittenKoder Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Messages:
    23,281
    Thanks Received:
    1,711
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,714
    Never used a "profile manager" for Firefox ... or are you talking about on a website? If you are talking about a command line option, then it's probably not needed in the Ubuntu version. About half the options needed in Windoze are fully integrated in Ubuntu.
     
  3. KittenKoder
    Offline

    KittenKoder Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Messages:
    23,281
    Thanks Received:
    1,711
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,714
    Alright, it wasn't added as a feature to the Ubuntu X Session version, Mozilla just doesn't see the need for it. But if you insist on using it, there is a work around:

    firefox -a asdf (Ubuntu 7.10)

    or

    firefox -ProfileManager -no-remote (All others after)

    The reason, when you create a profile in Ubuntu itself Firefox uses that, most of the programs in Ubuntu work directly with the OS and don't often need their own separate profiles, it's one of the huge benefits of Ubuntu.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. JBeukema
    Offline

    JBeukema BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    25,613
    Thanks Received:
    1,703
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    everywhere and nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,705
    That was hat I needed. Thanks, KK. Google didn't bring up the -no-remote tag

    Unless, you know, I want I want changes made in Firefox in one OS to be reflected in the other ;)
     
  5. KittenKoder
    Offline

    KittenKoder Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Messages:
    23,281
    Thanks Received:
    1,711
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,714
    Yeah ... but there isn't a demand for such because most of us who use Ubuntu stop using Windoze soon after ... and never go back. Well, those of us who use it extensively that is. There are no decent Windoze programs to access half my files with now.
     
  6. JBeukema
    Offline

    JBeukema BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    25,613
    Thanks Received:
    1,703
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    everywhere and nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,705
    This is the first time I've tried Ubuntu. MUCH easier to install than Puppy, Red Hat, Slackware, and the other I tried before... It's actually the first distro I've ever had install grub properly without having to spend a day and a half getting it working after installation.

    Ubuntu can install Debian packages (.deb), yes?
     
  7. JBeukema
    Offline

    JBeukema BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    25,613
    Thanks Received:
    1,703
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    everywhere and nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,705
    Is there a good tutorial on compiling programs? I need to install a few things with only the source code available.

    This is a new concept
     
  8. KittenKoder
    Offline

    KittenKoder Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Messages:
    23,281
    Thanks Received:
    1,711
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,714
    Yes, with a built in package manager, well ... two package managers really. One for all programs, the other for quick access programs. In your programs menu, at the bottom, all those will have an icon show up. The main package manager you can access in the control panel, everything is shown there, hundreds of apps. You can also download Debian packages, but I prefer the package manager connections, those are all tested and scanned, so no virus' or adware.

    Hmm ... the tutorials I haven't looked into, but I am sure you could find some. If there's a make file then it's pretty easy actually. Most come with the instructions (two command lines) in the read me file, which is usually "make" and "make install". Sometimes you need to do "make distclean" first, most users do it just to be sure.
     
  9. KittenKoder
    Offline

    KittenKoder Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Messages:
    23,281
    Thanks Received:
    1,711
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,714
    Oh, and most RPMs work as well.
     
  10. JBeukema
    Offline

    JBeukema BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    25,613
    Thanks Received:
    1,703
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    everywhere and nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,705
    is that a file format?
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

profil manager ubuntu