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How do you find out what Firefox Profile is running when Firefox is running?

Is there a variable, or an about:config setting, or an add-on that will tell you what Firefox profile you are running when Firefox is running? So I can come back to Firefox like 3 days later and ...
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How to Set a Running Instance of Firefox as the “Default Browser”

Salvete! In Firefox we can create multiple profiles and have multiple instances of Firefox running, each with its own addons and customizations. So I have two profiles - one for browsing and one for ...
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Running more than one Firefox Profile at once?

Firefox can run in different profiles, that can be setup using different plugins, for different purposes such as basic web browsing, web development, trading on ebay etc... Is it possible to run more ...
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Reading the *.sqlite files stored in the firefox profile

How would one go about reading the data in the *.sqlite files in one's profile? Trying to read them with sqlite3 was unsuccessful. $ sqlite3 SQLite version 3.7.4 Enter ".help" for instructions ...
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Start firefox using Another Profile, for specific file type(s)?

I have two profiles. A and B I have made shortcuts to start each profile as follows: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p A "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p B Also, I ...
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How can I export & import firefox addons settings

Is is possible to export (and import) firefox addons settings? I mean addons data. not their installable .xpi. For example, I've collected a custom blacklist for AdBlock on my Windows, and I want to ...
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Firefox extensions are broken

Extensions are broken in Firefox on my machine. I have Windows 7 and v16.0.2 of Firefox. I'm having the following symptoms: I'm able to install extensions normally. However, they do not take effect ...
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How do I add additional parameters to query string of a Firefox Search Plugin?

I have just installed the DuckDuckGo add-on in Firefox 11.0, running on XP SP 3. I would like to add additional parameters to the query string. However, any changes I make are not reflected in the ...
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Is it possible to find out the exact computer an Mp3 was created on?

If a Forensics professional examined an Mp3 file, would they be able to tell the mac address of the computer that created the file, or find any information that identified the computer that created ...
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Are flash cookies from different firefox profiles stored separately?

Are LSOs from different Firefox profiles stored separately? or are they stored in one central location? Are LSOs from firefox portable stored separately?
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Same absolute path on linux and windows 7

I have windows 7 and ubuntu on dual-boot and I'm sharing the same firefox profile folder on both OSs, which is located on the windows partition (which is mounted on ubuntu startup automaticaly). My ...
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Firefox profile got deleted. How to restore it?

While browsing just a while ago, my pages were suddenly not showing proper HTML mark-up anymore. Like if a proxy was blocking images. I then restarted Firefox (A 64bit build called Waterfox to be ...
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How can I launch two Firefox windows under the same profile?

I'm running a Firefox shortcut with the flags -P default -no-remote to launch Firefox 3.6 under the "default" profile. I do this because I'm running Firefox 4 under a "beta" profile, and with ...
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Tools for globally installing Firefox extensions?

I use multiple Firefox profiles (in a single machine). Occasionally I come across a FF extension that I would like to make available over all these profiles. I understand that the way to do this is ...
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Sync extensions and settings across profiles in Firefox

I have several (3) Firefox profiles. One is for day-to-day usage, the "master" profile, one is for sites I'd rather keep out of my day-to-day history, but still want to keep in history and one where I ...
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A profile makes mozilla firefox killed. How to repair?

Mozilla firefox fills system memory and gets killed during startup if I use my "default" profile, even when started in safe mode. I'm using Kubuntu Linux. $ firefox -safe-mode Killed $ Upgrading ...
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How do I set a profile directory when launching firefox?

I have a system which has Firefox installed in /usr/bin/firefox that uses profiles in ~/.mozilla/firefox. I have installed a new additional firefox in /opt/myapplication. I would like for the new ...
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No folder icons in Firefox bookmarks manager

Since updating Mozilla Firefox 21 to 22 the Bookmarks Manager doesn't show folder icons anymore. This makes managing bookmarks an inconvient process. What can be the reason that I lost my folder ...
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How do I clone a Firefox profile in windows?

I've copied %appdata%/mozilla/firefox/profiles/myprofile1 into %appdata%/mozilla/firefox/profiles/myotherprofile2 but if I do a text search inside the files of either profile directory you can see ...
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How to configure firefox built-in pdf viewer

I want to configure my pdf.js in Firefox. Specifically, I want to set the default zoom from auto to something else, say 150%. I found a pdfjs.database in about:config, which has a "zoom":"auto" in ...
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How to copy settings into a new profile?

I have a bug: I couldn't drag and drop windows. I reinstalled firefox and created a new profile - and it was gone. Now, how the heck should I copy all the settings and plugins and plugins settings, ...
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Best practices of keeping Firefox profile on ramdisk

Having plenty of RAM, I'd like to use it to speed up the browser. Goals: Have profile and cache completely in memory, so HDD is not used much while browsing and fsyncs don't reach actual HDD or ...
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Flag -remote in Firefox?

Does the -remote flag work with the latest version of Firefox, on OSX more specifically? I did a lot of reading but it's hard to know what's current and what's not. From what I read, it seems like ...
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Why did Firefox erase part of my profiles?

I had a problem recently where the my OS could no longer write to its own partition (due to a filesystem mounting problem after mucking around with hibernation). This didn't actually cause the kind ...
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How do I create default bookmarks in Firefox 17 ESR

I've started with an installation of Firefox 17.0.6 ESR on 64Bit Windows 7 and set the bookmarks bar the way I want. I've used the 'Export Bookmarks to HTML' option and stored the file as ...
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how to prevent users from changing settings on firefox 20.0.1

I installed firefox20.0.1 under admin account, I was trying to make default settings and applying for all users, but non of the settings can be applied to users and users are still have permissions to ...
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How to Add History to a Firefox Profile

I would like to see if I can add history manually. Whether it meant creating a new profile or "managing" the one that's currently being used, it would work. There's currently no tutorial for this on ...
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Run different Firefox profiles concurrently?

Purpose Because of my somewhat excessive use of tabs—which often contain PDFs'—I use 64-bit builds of Firefox. It has now gotten to a point where I want to use different profiles; one for my research ...