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Status: In development

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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aagkollha
New member

I would like to pile on to say this is holding me back too.
I've come back to Firefox after a long break and may i applaud 👏🏽 the Mozilla team: I was able to import only one of my profiles - I have 14 profiles in Chrome and counting ...

Also I like the Chrome feature of closing all windows belonging to a single profile, renaming windows and (maybe specific to Mac), the ability to move to a specific screen from the top File menu

... I work with different clients and don't want them to mix!

guybrush
New member

Just want to echo that this is an important feature and it would be great to have it. I looked into the source code of the 3rd party extension that was mentioned and it requires to install a daemon that communicates with Firefox. The extension looks great, but I am uncomfortable installing it on my production machine especially as there is the comment: "Please forgive the messy code as I wrote this as practice to help me learn Rust".

Currently it is just too cumbersome to switch profiles, which is really pushing me away.

The extension I am referring to is firefox-profile-switcher by null-dev, btw.

AreDub
Strollin' around

Absolutely this should be built into Firefox - similar to Edge, Chrome etc.

Personally, I have Personal and Work profiles. It would be nice to quickly open these. Better still, with Edge I have pin them to the task bar so I can quickly click icon and up comes that profile with all previous tabs.

It's actually kind of hard to believe that this isn't already a feature.

Yangu_Hury
Making moves

Profile management(about:profiles) more easy to user

Add profile management(about:profiles) to application menu to simplify usage and the name of the profile in use to the windows.

Status changed to: New idea
Jon
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Legitimater
Strollin' around

It would be great to have the option to add new profiles manually into the Firefox Desktop (and if possible, Android and iOS as well), just like in Chromium-based browsers, not just installing Firefox on a device that has already Firefox in it)

Also adding a Profile Manager along the way

Status changed to: New idea
Jon
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AreDub
Strollin' around

This shouldn't even be a request - it should already exist!

I'm another user who keeps going back to Chrome or Edge because Firefox doesn't have profile switching.

s1fly
Familiar face

I didn't even know Firefox had multiple profiles, this feature idea and the ability itself needs promoting more!

Sisebuto_
Strollin' around

It is definitively important for Firefox to implement profile switching and management to the same extent of simplicity as Chromium.

raksa
Making moves

Switching profile is very useful in some term. I want to completely set FF for my default browser. But still sometime have to use Chrome because of FF lacking switching-profile.

Ponda
Making moves

As I started a work to port internal Chromium-based OSINT browser to Firefox I found profiles switching to be quite annoying and I’m certain it will be even worse when I will start to actually use it daily. Profiles are also a great feature to easily switch between settings, for example my work may require WebRTC and js, but I may prefer to have them turned on my private profile – but not many people even know about this feature, because it’s hidden.

Anonymous
Not applicable

I hope they make easy profiles switcher UI like chrome or edge and make PWA part of Firefox not extension as Firefox currently is rubbish in features section.

bwat47
Making moves

lack of chrome/edge like profile switching is my biggest problem with firefox.

There needs to be a profile switcher accessible directly from the toolbar, profiles should get separate taskbar icons, and there should be a simple way to create desktop shortcuts for each profile (without manually editing shortcut properties).

 

I eventually got it working the way I want with separate taskbar icons, etc... but it was a pain to setup and involved manually creating/editing shortcuts, editing about:config settings, etc...