Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Ein super AddOn. Leider funktioniert die Version 1.5.0.5 nicht. Es wird immer nur das aktuelle Profil ein weiteres Mal geöffnet.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.5). 

Bravo! (And some ideas) Rated 4 out of 5 stars

First thank you very much. This feature is expected by many people for a long time, I guess!

Some ideas :
+ A bugtracker (github?) to have a place to get involved and submit ideas.
+ Bug: The "titlebar" option doesn't seem to work on my nightly 26 (as it's the only way to make difference between windows)
+ Affect an icon by profile (or a color for beginning).
+ Impact firefox's window icon according to the profile icon/color (as in Chromium)
+ Merge the buttons with the "new private window" in the menu as it's globally the same purpose.
+ Add an entry in the context menu of links to open it in a window of another profile (merged with the "open in link in a new private window" maybe).
+ Add a button to share the "sync" configuration between profiles.
+ Switch to the window of another profile if it's already launched (currently the "Firefox is already running, but is not responding..." dialog is opened).
+ Install Profileswitcher automatically on new profiles created through this excellent extension.

Anyway, one word : OTTIMO, EXCELLENT, GÉNIAL, WUNDERBAR, MERCI!!
Hu! There's more than one word now! :P

PS : With only a few of this features, it will deserve the last star (and a sixth one with all). ;)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.4). 

Great extension Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a great extension, deserving a frequent need.

As an addition, it would be useful to allow profile switching from the developer bar (with a command such as "profileSwitch <profname> [(boolean)quit current profile]")

I'd love to try to add this functionality myself, but I was not able to find the sources…

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.4). 

Great but ... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Thanks for creating an add-on for a feature that should have been built into all Mozilla products. There are variations of programs available for MS Windows that attempt to do this. Many of us don't use Windows, and the sources are questionable.

My suggestion would be to replace -no-remote with -new-instance. This would fix the issue of not opening links with the running instance of Firefox. If the user chooses to keep separate instances of Firefox running rather than closing the currently running one, links would still be opened by the first instance by default (the operating system shouldn't matter).

You can set this as the default action. In a later version, you can add an option to change the default behavior, or choose the behavior in the dialog box, or both.

I'll probably hack the code myself, but this issue keeps me from giving a higher rating.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.4). 

This a great suggest!
I will implent it in the next update, maybe the best solution is to use -new-instance as default behaviour for Firefox/Thunderbird 13 or higher, giving the user the possibility to switch to the old "-no-remote" if s/he prefers.
Thanky you for pointing this!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Eine der besten Möglichkeiten mit mehren Profilen gleichzeitig zu arbeiten. Mit diesen Add-ons ist es möglich schnell und einfach Profile zu Kopieren, neue anzulegen und auch zu löschen. Für Browser Spieler dürfte interessant sein das man mit wenigen Klicks in ein Profil zum Browser Spielen wechseln kann.
Achtung der Profil Switcher muss in jeden Profil installiert werden zwischen den gewechselt werden soll, da sonst nicht zurück gewechselt werden kann:

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.4). 

Ottimo Rated 5 out of 5 stars

di Paolo "Kaosmos" (Sviluppatore) il July 7, 2013 · link permanente

Puoi avere lo stesso comportamento anche con la versione 1.5.0.4 mettendo la preferenza extensions.profileswitcher.onload_reset_noremote a false.
Purtroppo non si può avere un comportamento adatto alle esigenze degli utenti in tutte le circostanze, per un limite intrinseco a Gecko

Capisco perfettamente...e grazie mille!!! Nel modo da te suggerito ho risolto ^^

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.4).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thank you very much for this. I relied on Chromes excellent profileswitcher and this extension made it possible for me to go back to firefox. Two requests: (1) In chrome ctrl+shift+m (on windows) opens a dropdown lists with available profiles. A similar keyboard shortcut option would be fantastic!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

looks great (maybe when we hover on the icon user the "Current profile: " is not needed, the profile name could be enough.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use different profiles for work and home. This tool gives you fast access to the hidden, but built-in profile manager within Firefox. Very handy!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.3). 

Bug with last Version ! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Switch from Firefox-Profil A to Profil B( Profil A closed), open Link in Thunderbird.
I have 2 windows: Firefox Profil A and B !
TB-Link opening in Window with Profil A, thats not correctly !
Edit: No, with 1.5.0.4 Version same problem !

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.3).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Hopefully this should be fixed in 1.5.0.4 version. To try it, you must install the latest version in all your profiles.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

this add-on one of the must have .. love it .. thank you Paolo

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.3). 

Very useful, but UI could be improved Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is immensely useful for those of us with multiple profiles, and we can switch at the click of a button or pull of the menu.

There are a few too many clicks to use the extension, though; if I've added it as a toolbar item, I'd like a single click to open the list of profiles, with the other actions as items below the separator. It takes far too long to get into the menus otherwise. With an option to display the profile name next to the toolbar button, this could act very much like a select box.

Also, the status bar version is nice, but isn't active. If that's the only visible indication I've chosen to use of my current profile, it would be nice to click it to get the extension menu as above.

Finally, some way of assigning icons to each profile (or even just a colour to start with) that would change the toolbar and status bar icon would make it easier to see which profile is active if they have similar email addresses. Perhaps a gravatar if the user has signed into Firefox sync with an email address?

With these three usability enhancements, I think this would be an absolutely top-notch extension that's essential for power users.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.3). 

Thank you for the hints, I will keep them in mind for future updates

Not working in Firefox 21...? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi Paolo, it seems that the add-on stopped working in Firefox 21. Upon launching another profile, the message is "Unable to file executable".

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.2). 

It's fixed in 1.5.0.3 version, you can find it here https://addons.mozilla.org/it/firefox/addon/profileswitcher/versions/

Simply great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just started using this add-on. It it simple and works simply great. With it, I can open two (or more) firefox windows, each based on a different user profile. I have some ideas for this. I'm going to create different user profiles, each with different add-ons and scrapbook/bookmark contents and use them to do different types of searches and store different types of content. Thank you so much Paolo "Kaosmos."

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.2). 

Very useful, one minor annooyance... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hello, 5 stars for functionality, but there is one minor annoyance...

In Thunderbird (both 10.0.xESR and 17.0ESR), if you have buttons set to 'Icons Beside Text', the icon looks right when you place it, but as soon as you close the 'Customize' window, it changes to 'Icons and Text' (where the text is below the icon), which causes it to be much taller than all the others...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.2). 

Very nice Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is very useful to keep e.g. different gmail or twitter accounts separated.

I have a few minor remarks/suggestions for improvement (I'm using FF 15.0.1 under Gentoo Linux, KDE):
* When asked whether to close the current profile upon switching, the Yes and No buttons have the wrong symbols ("forbidden" for Yes and "check mark" for No).
* When using the button in the menu or status bar, you need to right click, then click "Choose another profile", then select the profile. Perhaps it would be possible to keep this, but add a left-click action where you immediately get the list of profiles to select from.
* When my mouse hovers over the button, a popup appears that says "Current profile name" rather than the actual name of my current profile
* It would be really cool if one could select which aspects of a profile should be different, and which should be shared. E.g., I'd like to use my FF extensions in all profiles, but not my cookies and history. I'm not sure this is possible though, perhaps one could select one default profile (as is already the case - Profile0) and per secondary profile select what should be shared with the default one and what not. Shared items could then perhaps be symlinks to e.g. ../abcdefg.default/bookmarks.html. But I'm not sure how much of a mess that would create...

Thank you very much for this great add-on!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.0.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good day mr. Paolo "Kaosmos"!
Thank you for answer.
https://addons.mozilla.org/ru/firefox/addon/profileswitcher/reviews/374737/
I sent a message to your email. Please let me know if the address is not coming.
Sorry for my english language.
Best regards.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

should be a featured extension Rated 5 out of 5 stars

difficulty: I have two extensions that are essential for me, both use the sidebar and are not very compatible with each other.

solution: have them on separate profiles, with the profileSwitcher extension.

If you extend, customize or config Firefox heavily... this extension is a must. You can have multiple profiles that act as specialized Firefox browsers, without them being one browser, bloated with too many add-ons.

ProfileSwitcher lets you switch profiles at anytime, select which profile you want at start up, delete profiles or add new ones at anytime.

cons: all profiles still share the same plugins. You can have them turned on or off separately per profile

I have used it on Ubuntu Linux and windows, Firefox 12, 13 Beta, and 13. and I have no problems... works perfectly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4). 

Très utile! Useful! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Très utile, je peux utilisé deux profils en même temps, c'est génial!

Very useful I can use two profiles at the same time, that's great!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great, thanks for that

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4).