Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#18063 new defect

how do I run separate profiles?

Reported by: zooko3 Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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With Firefox, I'm used to running this command to open a separate browser with a separate profile:

firefox --no-remote -P "for-github"

When I try the same with Torbrowser, I get an error message:

./start-tor-browser --no-remote -P "for-github"

it pops up a dialog box saying "Tor Browser is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Tor Browser process, or restart your system."

How do I run separate profiles simultaneously?

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by gk

Component: - Select a componentTor Browser
Owner: set to tbb-team

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by brade

Does it help if you edit start-tor-browser (or make a copy) and remove the "-profile TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default" arguments from the 5 places near the end of the file?

Note: this may be related (dependent?) on #14981. Tor Browser will not correctly setup a new profile; you will need to copy extensions and configuration manually.

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