Same here, love the addon but it didn't work with the recent FF versions and is completely disabled for Quantum.
Would really love to keep using this as it makes testing websites so much easier and I haven't found an alternative yet...
@Dev: Since I use this for work, let me know if a small incentive (~50€) might help speed up things updates wise ;)
Wow that is very cool of you to give 5 stars even though it's not working. I appreciate that. I also really appreciate that incentive, it definitely helps I actually just started asking for contributions recently because my hope is to be able to work on my stuff extensions and apps full time. However please hold off, a user reached out to me and they are trying to recreate it so maybe it would be better to support him. Really appreciate that thought! When the other user finishes the recreate, I'll hand over the listing to him.
Doesn't work now, please update. Thanks.
Thanks very much for this review despite it not working. I am so behind on updates because I'm updating so many things at the same time while working. I might not get to this soon. :(
wish you good coding and motivation:)
Well, eventually, I downgraded FF to 54 :) Now works.
However, the add-on update would be much appreciated.
This is a much needed extension for me, as I keep my environments separated through different profiles, but the profile manager is a pain in the ass to use. So this extension was perfect! :(
The closest thing right now is the `about:profiles` page, but it's still a pain :(
I really liked this addon. Container tabs mitigate the need for this addon to a certain degree, but I'm still using separate profiles for some things. Hopefully the dev will update it. Giving it five stars because it worked so well for a long time.
Thank you so much for the 5 stars even though its not working. I really appreciate it! The only way for this to work in the future is to create an executable/binary that runs and is installed from outside of Firefox/addons.mozilla.org. No user will trust that as it is closed source, so I have hesitated to spend the time converting. :(
Doesn't work with Firefox 55.0.3 (64-bit) :(
Doesn't work with Firefox 55.
Unfortunately doesn't work in 55 any more
Doesn't work anymore on Firefox 55 beta (32 bits), e10s enable or disabled.
The mouse over doesn't work, so it's not possible to switch to another profile.
In the meantime, I use Profileswitcher as an alternative, but when profilist will be working again, I will go back to it.
The addon works great with new e10s. There are some minor annoyances that other users also reported below.
1 - It would be great if there was a user option to disable the notification every time a profile is launched.
2 - The new profile item is too easy to hit.
Thanks very much zerone for your review. I need to make this future proof. To do that I am having to use native messaging in the webext system. I will definitely accommodate your feedback in the future version. :)
The profile is pretty handy. I would suggest 2 user customisable tweaks though...
1. Don't show an alert every time a profile is launched.
2. Disable the new profile option. Its too easy to hit this button from the menu. I ended up hitting it and creating a new profile 2-3 times.
Super simple and useful.
But so simple that for renaming and deleting profiles, the user experience is not normal, making it not intuitive, so the user should go to the plugin page and find the instructions.
Thank you jgomo3 for the review! I am working on a webextension version for this which will be much more intuitive. :)
It seems it doesn't support e10s but since e10s is disabled on my profile, I couldn't say if it still properly works despite that.
I know mozilla changes too frequently and it's pain in the as* for dev to maintain their add-on. I empathize with you. I hope it will be compliant with future firefox release. I love it.
Do you plan to update it?
Hi there thanks for the review! It actually just needs the multiprocessCompatible flag. But I am redoing it here - https://github.com/Noitidart/Profilist/ - I had done a v2 and then a v3 but both of them I didn't like. I'm doing a redesign again I started last week with v4 - https://github.com/Noitidart/Profilist/ haha
It's even better than chrome profiles button :P
Thanks very much this is an awesome comment! :)
Use to be awesome, simple yet complete; however, i cannot download it anymore, it is either unsigned (old version?) or corrupted :(
Hi there Cedric, that's odd how it's not working. It is signed and working perfectly on my end.
The beta, Profilist v3 is complicated I agree, but that is only for developer mode.
Good UI/UX, very useful.
Thank you very much! Please check out the beta of v3, its at the bottom of the listing page. Here is a link to it - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/profilist/versions/beta
I would love to hear your thoughts on the beta :)
Can create and switch between profiles in a way that integrates with Firefox natively. Should be included by default
Thank you! Please try the beta from the "Development Version" at the bottom of the main page. I would love to hear your thoughts on that version! :)
This is a important complement for Firefox. Is very important manage all profiles and switch it when you want.
Thank you very much for the review Batista! :)
tried installing via dev channel and on github, no hamburger menu like v1? I don't want to type about:fsadfasdfas every time. I tried in a new blank profile and it still didn't show in the hamburger menu. Thanks
Edit: I was hoping to try a newer version with the delete ability in the hamburger menu, is there a version number you can recommend until you are able to push 3.1 beta? Thanks for your reply. :)
Thanks for trying out the beta! For 3.0 it's just in the tab at about:profilist?html. But in 3.1 I hope to drop it into the XUL main-menu/hamburger-menu. :)
What I do right now is just pin that tab as my first tab, and I can use the shortcut Ctrl + 1 to jump to it, here's a screenshot - http://i.imgur.com/jAimWMb.png
I haven't enabled the keyboard hotkeys in the beta yet, but it's not so bad, I hite Ctrl + 1 then use up and down arrow keys to go through the profiles, and then hit Enter to launch. Will bring that to beta soon.
What's already there though is filtering, you can type to filter the profiles.
I agree though, the place where it belongs is in the main/hamburger menu. I'll get it there soon. :)
Here is the link to my post on Github . Thanks.
Muito bom, gosto muito desse complemento, facilita de mais para ter dois Mozilla Firefox, configuro um com complementos e outro sem complemento! Continue com o desenvolvimento, esta de parabéns por essa excelente extensão!
Gracias!! :) Es demo o version 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKw-BNWMyQM
simple and beautiful and far easier than the default profile manager. This should've been built into Firefox!
I can think of only one improvement: press-n-holding on something isn't a common Firefox UI trigger, so it'd really help new users if there were a tooltip hint when hovering over profile names, say, something like "press and hold to modify".
edit for dev reply: wow, the upcoming v2.0 is even better with exciting improvements!
Thanks for the review Sammy yeah I agree that is very unintuitive. Here's a screencast of version 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKw-BNWMyQM
Are you using Windows? You can beta v2 if you are on Windows. You can check out the progress here: https://github.com/Noitidart/Profilist/issues :)
From all your add-ons I say this is the best.
It seems to be an add-on worth of 5 stars.
However I would give it a 4 star but will not do so.
This is because:
When installed there is no indication how to delete a profile.
Yes you can make one quite easy, I did for testing purpose.
But when I tried to delete it, then it became complicated in a (re)search.
I ended at the add-on install page (which I thought I left behind for good after the installation).
At the install page I read, more carefully yes, and there it was stated.
'You have to delete the profile name to delete the profile’!
A thought that came to me but I didn't initiated it because it should not be so complicated.
That is why you get 3 STARS ***
Furthermore I would like to give you an idea to work on if you like it. It could be an extension of Profilist. But I prefer it as a separate add-on that work well with Profilist.
I call it MODE. You can call it whatever you like but for the ease of writing let’s stick to it. With mode you can change Firefox into different 'modes'. For example let’s take 'the runner mode'. In this mode you can quickly start the browser with primary add-ons to do you stuff and be on your way. All the other add-ons are of course disabled. MODE goes further than only enabling and disabling add-ons. It reconfigures icons and toolbars just as your liking. Also windows and tabs are reshaped and shown as preferred. Just like your add-on 'WorkspaceHopper'. This is all done with predefined MODE Profiles.
With add-on MODE you can quickly really change into different workspaces with required settings to your liking for that moment for that specific job or project.
Also another benefits is that space is used more optimal. No double add-ons installed in various profiles. It does however require different settings not only for Firefox but also for the add-on. The file sizes on the other hand are smaller and they are easier managed. MODE uses different add-on settings with different modes only when changes are required and with predefined customization rules.
With MODE the large problem of Firefox extensive list of add-on installed is solved. You do not have to enable every add-on anymore with the problem of the overkill of memory and cpu consumption. You do not have to disable the majority of add-ons and forget that they are there. You do not have to enable every single add-on when you need them and disable them again when done.
MODE empowers Firefox as a custom made tool for the Internet & You.
No more a too large Swiss knife in your pocket but an Icon that reshapes to your liking with a push at the button.
Greetings from an enthusiastic Firefox user.
Hereby I give back from what I got from years of good browsing.
The best review I have ever received, I sincerely appreciate your feedback. If you would like to post this on the github issue page it would be easier to discuss there as here i can only give one reply.
I also am working on Profilist v2.0 and am nearing full Windows beta, here is a youtube screencast of v2.0 it fixes the delete issue you mention here: https://github.com/Noitidart/Profilist/issues/15#issuecomment-111672269
I like your MODE addon idea very much and feel it would be a great addon. I like to keep addons focused and simple so I'll do this as a seprate addon please. I created the repository and wiki page, if you get a chance can you please fill out the wiki page with all your ideas and hopes for this addon, I can use that as a guide when creating/designing the addon: https://github.com/Noitidart/MODE/wiki/MODE
Extremely handy! Great work.
Thank you Aezaxlt!