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Re: firefox: choose a profile



On Sun, 28 Sep 2008 17:19:32 -0700, Craig White wrote:

> On Sun, 2008-09-28 at 20:09 -0400, oleksandr korneta wrote:
>> fresh install of fedora 9 x86_64. Firefox is the default browser. Every
>> attempt to open the link from any application outside the firefox
>> (homepage link in "About" window of any program, link from email
>> message in thunderbird, conversation window in pidgin) brings up the
>> firefox profile chooser window, asking "what profile do you want to
>> use?". Obviously, selecting the current profile does not work because
>> "it is currently in use" o_O
>> 
>> "Copy-paste" the links into firefox's address bar works, but having to
>> do that every time is extremely annoying.
>> 
>> yes, I've seen such things before, and most of us had to write our own
>> firefox-remote script to enjoy the flawless work, but it was like... in
>> 2004!!! I thought this thing has been solved for some time now.
>> 
>> googling brings nothing -- apparently I'm the only one with this
>> problem under F9.
>> 
>> Any suggestions?
> ----
> Quit all open copies of firefox
> 
> delete the file...
> 
> ~/.mozilla/firefox/profiles/$SOME_SALTED_HASH/.parentlock
> 
> This is the file that makes it think your profile ^^^^^^ is in use.
> 
> Craig

Thanks, problem solved. 


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