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novw
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multiple instances ?

I am on the mozila site too because FF-portable suddenly does the weirdest thing. In short: when I click a link in mail or anywhere else a NEW instance of firefox portable seems to start, with a different profile. Same exe, 2 different profiles from 2 different locations on my pc.

( https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-0... )

Question from the person that has been very helpful on mozila forums:

I didn't think Firefox Portable could run multiple instances, or that it would ever use a profile outside of its own folders. That would be something new compared with their usual builds. Could you check on their forum whether this is the expected behavior or a bug?

Any help is much appreciated.

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Sounds like...

Sounds like you have set Firefox as the default browser from Firefox's Options ( about:preferences > always check if Firefox is the default browser) - don't do that, as it registers Firefox.exe instead of FirefoxPortable.exe. When this happens, firefox.exe is doesn't know where your (portable) profile is, so it creates/uses one under your user account directories

See this issue: https://portableapps.com/node/61000 - edit: as a solution to fix your registry entries (assuming you are on windows)

As for running multiple Firefoxes - it's as easy as pie. Just unpack as many as you want. And use the FirefoxPortable.ini entry AllowMultipleInstances=true if you want to allow running them concurrently.

Here's some stuff I wrote years ago
- https://github.com/ghacksuserjs/ghacks-user.js/wiki/2.2-Multiple-Profile...
- https://github.com/ghacksuserjs/ghacks-user.js/wiki/2.3-Concurrent-Profiles (has some pretty pictures)

novw
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Thanks for that. But that

Thanks for that. But that solution will make FF my default browser. Which (seems to be) excatly what I don;t want? I would like FF to stay portable.

(edit)

aha. Also need to change the "standaard programma's" to mozilla firefox, Portable edition. I se I have 3 (!) firefox'es on my pc...

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