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    making multiple firefox desktop icons for ubuntu 20.04

    MY SPECS
    i am running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS x86_64 on a Lenovo ThinkPad E590 15.6 laptop.

    MY PROBLEM
    hello, i am new to Ubuntu and downloaded and installed it 3 days ago, my previous operating system was Linux Mint 19.3, and on Linux mint i had a lot of mozzila firefox account on my desktop, and i would make a new desktop icon for each of my firefox accounts

    in this video i show how i made my firefox icons

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/babRboVoDinK/

    i would like to ask if there is a way for me to make new firefox profile icons onto my desktop, and if so, how, thank you!

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    Re: making multiple firefox desktop icons for ubuntu 20.04

    Depends on what Desktop you are using.

    How to run two different Firefox profiles at once on Linux

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    Re: making multiple firefox desktop icons for ubuntu 20.04

    You'll want a launcher that runs:
    Code:
    firefox -P profilenamehere
    Source
    https://linux.die.net/man/1/firefox

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    Re: making multiple firefox desktop icons for ubuntu 20.04

    how do i know which desktop i am using?

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    Re: making multiple firefox desktop icons for ubuntu 20.04

    Quote Originally Posted by thehappybilly View Post
    MY SPECS
    i am running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS x86_64 on a Lenovo ThinkPad E590 15.6 laptop.

    MY PROBLEM
    hello, i am new to Ubuntu and downloaded and installed it 3 days ago, my previous operating system was Linux Mint 19.3, and on Linux mint i had a lot of mozzila firefox account on my desktop, and i would make a new desktop icon for each of my firefox accounts

    in this video i show how i made my firefox icons

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/babRboVoDinK/

    i would like to ask if there is a way for me to make new firefox profile icons onto my desktop, and if so, how, thank you!
    I used the manual method from the link below to add Firefox and Thunderbird icons to my Gnome desktop on 20.04.

    https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-creat...al-fossa-linux

    If I were to add icons for other profiles of the same or beta versions I would add a -p switch to the Exec command as ActionParsnip suggests.

    I chose to select the profile from the Profile Manager instead of adding it to the Exec command.

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    Re: making multiple firefox desktop icons for ubuntu 20.04

    Right-click your desktop, select "Create program launcher", and fill in "firefox -P ProfileName", like you did before.

    Also, if you want a simpler way to create new profiles, make an icon that only runs "firefox -P". That will bring up the dialog för creating/deleting profiles directly.

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