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===For Windows users=== ===For Windows users===
-* Go to Start -> Run and entering the what you wish to execute with the switch. For example, "C:\Program Files\Mozilla\Mozilla.exe" -ProfileManager (with the quotation marks).+* Go to Start -> Run and entering the what you wish to execute with the switch. For example,
-* You may also go to Start -> Run and type "cmd" if you use Windows 2000 or Windows XP or type "command" if you use Windows 9x or Windows Me. Then, in the command prompt window, type what you wish to execute with the command line switch. For an example, see above.+ "C:\Program Files\Mozilla\Mozilla.exe" -ProfileManager
 +(with the quotation marks).
* You may also create a shortcut on your Desktop or wherever you like to make this less tedious. Right click on an open space. Choose New -> Shortcut. Follow the wizard in creating a new shortcut. When it prompts you for location (not name), type what you want to execute. For an example, see above. * You may also create a shortcut on your Desktop or wherever you like to make this less tedious. Right click on an open space. Choose New -> Shortcut. Follow the wizard in creating a new shortcut. When it prompts you for location (not name), type what you want to execute. For an example, see above.
===For Linux and Mac OS X users=== ===For Linux and Mac OS X users===
* Go to your Terminal window and type what you want to execute. On Linux, the shortcuts to your Terminal window will vary in location depending on your desktop environment. On Mac OS X go to your Applications folder and choose "Terminal". * Go to your Terminal window and type what you want to execute. On Linux, the shortcuts to your Terminal window will vary in location depending on your desktop environment. On Mac OS X go to your Applications folder and choose "Terminal".

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For Windows users

  • Go to Start -> Run and entering the what you wish to execute with the switch. For example,
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla\Mozilla.exe" -ProfileManager

(with the quotation marks).

  • You may also create a shortcut on your Desktop or wherever you like to make this less tedious. Right click on an open space. Choose New -> Shortcut. Follow the wizard in creating a new shortcut. When it prompts you for location (not name), type what you want to execute. For an example, see above.

For Linux and Mac OS X users

  • Go to your Terminal window and type what you want to execute. On Linux, the shortcuts to your Terminal window will vary in location depending on your desktop environment. On Mac OS X go to your Applications folder and choose "Terminal".