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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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Jon
Community Manager
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(Note: similar ideas have been merged into this thread)

penguinwave
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This is a feature I'd love to see done. Currently switching between profiles is just not very user friendly. There's a number of reasons I need multiple profiles. One of which is being able to sign into the same extension with different accounts, switching from the about:profiles page isn't exactly seamless.

Uriel
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I completely agree with browsing200 comment I also used to use Firefox for my personal browsing and Microsoft Edge for work. I would love to use Firefox for both my needs, but the lack of profile switching ease makes me don't want to quit using two browsers. And I for sure don't want to use Chrome.

So please, let us have an easy way to separate Firefox with Profile A from Profile B in the taskbar of Windows. Thanks

pablo_hp
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Assim como no Edge ou Chrome. Que permite ter várias contas ou perfis. Realmente sinto falta desta função.

Just like in Edge or Chrome. Which allows you to have multiple accounts or profiles. I really miss this role.

Subculture
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One more vote for this.  It's one of the features stopping me from switching from Chrome.

jasiralavi
Strollin' around

This is a much needed feature.

May chrome users I know stick to it because of this. I recommend the Profile Switcher Add-on to them which allows switching to other profiles after you open Fx. But not when you launch Fx, it just opens the default profile.

I use Ubuntu linux and personally I just create new launchers for each profile.

1. Launch firefox profile chooser from terminal using  firefox -p  and create different profile I'll need. e.g. personal, work, study, etc.

2. User an app like Menu Editor or create .desktop file to create launcher.

The command to launch 'work' profile would then be:  firefox -p work

3. For the most frequently used profiles I also create custom keyboard shortcut.

Not as easy as chrome, but it's a one time thing, so it's ok going through all that tinkering. But I'd love to see this included in firefox by default.

fabien_gremaud
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@JonI confirm 🙂

technopredator
Making moves

Thanks @jasiralavi but I don't give a crap anymore, I found Opera GX, has lots of features that I wanted in a Browser, it lacks some good ones from FF, but already suggest them, I'm just gonna push for them and even if I don't get them from Opera maybe a Chromium Add-On will be added at some point, haven't searched its add-on repository yet, yet I'll stick with Opera GX as it gives great advantages, including default Dark theme natively, improving videos and images with sharpening: on YouTube 480p looks like better than 720p, and 720p better than 1080p, I can use less bandwidth and have even sharper frames, same for images: the default mid sharpening improves image clarity; Faster  browser, Sending to mobile is super fast coordination, just disable the Dark theme for QR sync and put Dark Theme back on, imbedded social media, Tab Islands are on their way, so I'll be golden. Rust makes FF slow and Mozilla turns out to be a fake Non-Profit earning lots of money yet is a mediocre browser; so I gave FF a good chance, over ultra-slow/dead Netscape 64-bit development, but makes no sense now, so good riddance FireFox

fortyfive
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How is this not already a feature?

The single most common complaint I hear amongst Firefox users isn't actually about Firefox itself, it's "Why don't more people use Firefox?"
That probably has something to do with it hiding basic functionality behind about: pages that don't have any mention in the settings GUI whatsoever.

It's 2024.
If you think any average user wants to add 15 keystrokes to what is usually a 2-click process, you are delusional.

I'm going back to Brave. Let me know when Firesux makes it out of the 1990s.

Event_horizon
Strollin' around

@Jonwill something happen for this idea it has been exploring more for quiet some time now.