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i have switched from chrome since past 1 month and firefox is just better. the only thing i did not find easy is the option for having multiple profiles to be used at ease, could be better if there was one to easily access seperate profiles for work and home

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Starlinkpro1
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As a student in high school, I have 2 profiles used on google chrome. One for school, which has administrator blocked features, and my personal account. The reason I bring this us is that the current profile changing on Firefox is, very annoying. Google has the feature of choosing what profile you want to launch, allowing for easier access and separation of accounts. If there is an easy feature to switch between profiles, than it is not well said how to do it. Chrome shows you the first time you launch it.

Another feature that I noticed, was the tab separation. When you pull a tab out of one window, it doesn't make it another window immediately. It pulls it out like moving an image, when you let go it creates an entire new window, that you can't drag back in the window below it.

Just stating the idea that greater emphasis on the new user experience as well as greater quality of separation of profile, easier access to changing profiles, and on moving tabs in and out of windows.

 

BestTiger
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https://addons.mozilla.org/pt-BR/firefox/addon/profile-switcher/

 

This addon works, although setting it up isn't very straightforward

mfrade
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I've also changed from Chrome to Firefox, and it runs smoother on my computer. I'm using the "Profile Switcher for Firefox" add-on, but it's not as good as Chrome's built-in profile switcher. Here's a list of things about profiles that I think can be improved:

  • currently, opening firefox in another profile is very slow
  • if I try to open an already open profile, it should bring the window with that profile to the front of the others; currently, it doesn't do anything nor presents any message
  • when I backup my bookmarks, the bookmarks of ALL profiles are included and not only the ones from the current profile, as I was expecting
  • syncing profiles across multiple devices does not include themes' settings

 

Niksalld
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Multiple Profiles

I suggest adding the multiple profiles feature. The browser can be used by several people and each needs its own profile so as not to climb into someone else's. Chrome, Edge and Opera have had this feature for a long time.

fossftw
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I think the entire concept of Profiles and how they're managed in Firefox could be rethought.

I personally would like to see the concept of shared data - mainly important plugins and themes, and their data/configurations as selected by the user. I'd like to share things like uBlock configuration, password manager, etc.

The profile UX could be upgraded as well, with a cleaner interface that follows the modern design language of Firefox.

mokazemi
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I'm glad to see there are a lot of people waiting for this feature!

I wish to see this, natively in Firefox, very soon.

It makes me (and a lot of others) not to use different browsers for different things. Since everything can be separated with a profile switcher implemented.

Salman7236
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+1

dat-tran
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And if possible, please make Firefox open url in window/application of last focused profile

wizm0
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+1

piterk1
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я пользуюсь Mozilla примерно с 2007г.  Вы всё делаете супер, для людей, это очень радует! - спасибо вам!

Я пользуюсь Mozilla на РАБОТЕ, ДОМА, в СМАРТФОНЕ. Дома у меня есть хобби и отдых. И везде, на каждом устройстве, мне нужны определённый набор настроек, мои незакрытые вкладки, история посещений. было бы здорово, если бы была возможность как-то выбирать между моими профилями на компьютере, в зависимости от того, чем я в данный момент я занят - работой, хобби, отдыхом, или это сёрф на смартфоне, переключаться между настройками интерфейса мозилла, чтобы скрывать ненужное в данный момент, а отображать только то, что требуется.

спасибо вам за вашу работу! всего доброго!

I use Mozilla at WORK, HOME, SMARTPHONE. At home I have hobbies and recreation. And everywhere, on every device, I need a certain set of settings, my unclosed tabs, my browsing history. it would be great if there was an opportunity to somehow choose between my profiles on the computer, depending on what I am currently doing - work, hobby, leisure, or is it surfing on a smartphone, switch between the settings of the mozilla interface to hide what is not currently needed, and display only what is required.

Thank you for your work! all the best!