# Profiles in firefox

This is how to do it:

Start up your browser from commandline and use the following arguments:

 firefox -no-remote -P


-no-remote tells Firefox that the instance you are about to start up should not be connected with any other running instances.

-P tells Firefox that you want to use profiles. If none is given you will be asked to create one or use an existing. That's it.

This is quite smart as a development version often will use plugins (e.g. firebug) which can be a bit heavy on the user experience. Now you can separate this entirely.

Note: This is done on Ubuntu 11.04 with version 6 of Firefox.