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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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EaganLK
Strollin' around

This sole function of Chrome is so tempting. I will stay with Firefox for now but I miss that so much.

ricardogouveia3
Strollin' around

This is so essencial, and it seems to me that we really only miss a little UX work. There's already a button for showing with account I'm syncing, there's already all the needing background work for making full separated profiles. There's even extensions that try to replicate this behavior based on what Chrome have right now.

I know that software development teams usually have well refined backlogs, and putting something new on then with high priority is now good at all, but I also believe that as Mozilla is using Firefox to fight in the battle for Browser diversity, then UX has become one of the most important fronts on the war. Most people that uses this browser are not here looking for a feature. Forums are not for the daily user. They will just look for another browser that suits they needs. And having at least Work and Personal profiles syncing with different accounts (which containers doesn't allow us right now) is really basic.

Do we have a communication channel to see what's up on next releases? I know about nightly versions but would be nice to have just a 'Future Changelog' list to look at. If the changes we want are already there, we didn't need to come here ask for it 🙂

abdnafees
Strollin' around

I stopped using Firefox last week after using it for three months. The UX doesn't even come near Chrome.

Mukeala
New member

Add Profiles

Almost all modern browser has easy profile set-up, please include it in Firefox.

ReginSam
New member

This is definitely something i want firefox to do as soon as possible. Its too complicated to switch profiles in firefox. It would be a real life-saver if firefox adds a profile button to switch between profiles with ease. I think this is a fundamental thing in any web browser, and could not understand how firefox missed it.

cole21771
New member

I'm just switching over to FF mysfelf from Chrome and sorely missing this feature.

@JonI'm a software engineer and j understand this isn't an easy first contribution. But if I wanted to attempt to write this code myself, do you have any suggestions on where to get started?

SagarDeka
New member

manage different user profile in one mozilla apk like chrome

We need to manage different user profile in one Mozilla like chrome, when we open chrome we see that chrome asked which account you want to use, it helps to manage multiple account in one app please add this to Mozilla.

 

Tatariushi
New member

I too use about 4 chrome profiles daily.  I've moved to FF for my personal profile only, and I'm eager to try moving to FF for the rest of my profiles, but about:profiles is completely off-putting.

For me

  1. Switch easily from the menu bar
  2. Easily have a shortcut on my desktop/taskbar to launch a specific profile

These are my baseline "easy to use" requirements

GoodEnoughENI
Strollin' around

I have just migrated away from Firefox to Google Chrome due to the Profile Switching mechanism that Chrome offers. Firefox not having this feature in a user-friendly format was ultimately a deal breaker for me. Even my love for Firefox Bookmarks, which are way better than Chromes, cannot keep me in the Firefox camp. Anyway, I just wanted to thank Mozilla Foundation and the Firefox development team for 14 incredible years of using Firefox day-in, day-out. I started using Firefox 3.0.x in 2009! Best to you and thanks again!

fabien_gremaud
New member

Connect 2 accounts to Firefox

It would be really nice to connect 2 different accounts in Firefox and use it with 2 separate accounts, just like we can do in Google Chrome with different profiles.

rv
Strollin' around

Hi, can't we already do this with about:profiles and "Launch another profile in new window"?

Kind regards!

fabien_gremaud
New member

@rv Yes, we can do this, but it is an annoying manipulation... 

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

This may be potentially related to another idea here on Connect: shortcut for different profiles 

If so, we can merge the two threads together to keep the conversation focused in one space.

fabien_gremaud
New member

@Jon You're absolutely right ; that's the same idea. We can merge them for sure

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

@fabien_gremaud thanks for confirming, I'll merge them 🙌