Multiple Profile Support for Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird and SeaMonkey, Portable Editions 1.2
Submitted by John T. Haller on August 29, 2012 - 10:11pm
Updated multiple profile support for Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition, Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition, Mozilla Sunbird, Portable Edition and SeaMonkey, Portable Edition has been released in Second Profile 1.2 apps. This release has improved launchers and installers and adds support for GPG/Enigmail in secondary profiles for Thunderbird Portable and SeaMonkey Portable. 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, developing and testing extensions, or separating work/school stuff and personal stuff. The secondary launchers work with all languages and are available from the portable apps' support pages today. The easiest way to install them all (and keep them up to date) is to use the PortableApps.com Platform's built-in app store to install them. Just enable 'Advanced Apps' within options to make them available. 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, Sunbird Portable and SeaMonkey 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 Platform 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 Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.
All the 2nd profile installers are available from the support pages for each app: Firefox Portable 2nd Profile, Thunderbird Portable 2nd Profile, SeaMonkey Portable 2nd Profile and Sunbird Portable 2nd Profile. Get them today!