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Firefox: Using multiple instances with different profiles?

I'd like to open two or more firefox windows and have distinct sessions in each.

For instance:

I open window 1, and go to gmail.com and sign in.

I open window 2, and go to gmail.com - I'm not currently signed in with this window. So I can sign into a different account.

How can I do this?

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marked as duplicate by hyperslug, Ivo Flipse, William Hilsum, splattne Sep 30 '09 at 8:58

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Possible duplicate: superuser.com/questions/41496/… –  hyperslug Sep 30 '09 at 5:56
    
Take a look at the solution offered in the duplicated question, it will fix your problem –  Ivo Flipse Sep 30 '09 at 6:24

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You should look at the thread mentioned by hyperslug, but to condense it (and add something):

You need to use multiple profiles, together with either:

CookieSwap

CookieSwap enables you to easily swap all your cookies so that you can be logged in to multiple web e-mail accounts (like Gmail and Yahoo! mail) as different users at the same time and quickly switch between them.

MultiFirefox

MultiFirefox is a small launcher utility that allows you to run multiple versions of Firefox side-by-side. It helps you set up multiple profiles (one or more for each version of Firefox), remembers your last launch preferences for easy launching, has auto-updating built in for when we make improvements, and is 100% open source, MIT licensed.

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