Talk:Creating a new Firefox profile on Windows
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Could someone change the title of this article to : "Creating a New Firefox profile - Quick Start." and maybe advise me on how that is done. Thanks. --Frank Lion 01:35, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
I've made some changes.
Good edit, np - you've just broken the Firefox Profile Manager of every Firefox zip build user throughout the world! haha...which is why I pathed it. Your intro is a bit short for me, but the essentials are there and I'm not likely to complain about brevity, am I? This article is so short that I think we can put some stuff back. I'm going to edit it again, not to be difficult, but just to demonstrate that it will work and be understood - see what you think. --Frank Lion 19:36, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
On reflection, I don't think we can have 90% of users doing unnecessary steps for the 10% of zip build users. Edited again - also putting in firefox.exe -P and keeping clarification of the ' -P' part, that was causing confusion to some.--Frank Lion 20:41, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
I thought some pictures would help. Go ahead and remove some (or all) of the images if you think it's too much. Alice Wyman 16:35, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
Adding -no-remote will let you open the profile manager without having to close Firefox. —Wulf 08:26, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
Added a suggestion to export bookmarks from old profile, before creating new one. As there is already a strong reminder to not delete any old profiles, this suggestion is not really necessary. However, for users with a minimum customisation level, it does make the process easier to do things in this order..but, more importantly, users have been deleting their old profiles, when they didn't mean to! At least this way, they will still have their bookmarks.
I am open to advice on this addition as I realise that this edit is not strictly necessary.--Frank Lion 23:42, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
Outside remit of this article?
It's occurred to me that users who create a new profile for testing purposes actually face an unseen problem - globally installed 'rogue' extensions. Users assume that if they install no extensions/themes then they are testing on a truly clean profile (except Plugins)...but it might not be. Somewhere, we should advise users to check Tools>Addons>Extensions for rogues, but I'm not sure which article would be best for that and it seems outside the remit of this one. Thoughts? - --Frank Lion 17:53, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
Something like this maybe? (but I really don't want this article to get too technical for users) -
... before moving on to the following stages.
If the new profile is being created for troubleshooting purposes then users are advised to not install any extensions or themes to it prior to testing. In addition, an inspection of Firefox Menu > Tools > Addons > Extensions should be made to ensure that no unwanted globally installed extensions are present.
The following assumes a standard....--Frank Lion 18:07, 26 January 2013 (UTC)