Multiple Profile Support for Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird and Sunbird, Portable Editions 1.0
Submitted by John T. Haller on February 10, 2010 - 6:25pm
PortableApps.com is proud to announce the release of multiple profile support for Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition, Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition and Mozilla Sunbird, Portable Edition. Secondary profiles allow you to have another complete set of settings (bookmarks, emails, calendars, preferences, etc) for each portable app. It's great for sharing your flash drive with someone else, development and testing extensions or separating work/school stuff and personal stuff. The secondary launchers work with all versions and all languages and are available from the portable apps' support pages today. And, as always, they are open source and completely free.
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Features and How To
Multiple profile support is easy to add for Firefox Portable, Thunderbird Portable and Sunbird Portable on your USB flash drive or your local PC. After installing the PortableApps.com Platform to the root of your drive and installing Firefox, Thunderbird and/or Sunbird, you just need to install the appropriate 2nd profile app(s) to the same location. They're small (adding under 200K to the profile itself) and quick to install. The full details are included in each apps' support topic:
When complete, your PortableApps.com Menu can look like the one at the right. Of course, you can easily right-click and rename any of the icons to anything you'd like ("Firefox (Development)", for example). You can add a 3rd or 4th profile by following the instructions at the support links above as well.
PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format
All the 2nd Profile apps are packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so they will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. And they're in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.