Easily Switch Between Profiles On Firefox With ProfileSwitcher

Easily Switch Between Profiles On Firefox With ProfileSwitcher

Firefox allows you to create multiple user profiles, which is useful when multiple people are using the same computer. It has its own profile manager where you can create and manage profiles. Unfortunately, there is no quick way to switch between profiles from the browser, which can be frustrating.

To improve what we’ve already covered, there’s a Firefox add-on called Switchy that allows you to rapidly create and switch between profiles. While the plugin performed as advertised, there were a few issues. For example, there were strange symbols in the toolbar icon options, you can only create a profile (no option to remove or rename an existing one), which occasionally made it challenging and frustrating to work with.

Today, I’d like to introduce another Firefox profile switcher that accomplishes the task effectively and elegantly.

ProfileSwitcher is a Firefox add-on that allows you to launch other profiles from the browser menu. After installation, restart your browser. You will then see two new options in the file menu: “Launch another profile” and “Open Profile Manager” (Normal and Safe Mode).

Easily Switch Between Profiles On Firefox With ProfileSwitcher

The first option allows you to switch between profiles easily and the second opens the default profile manager for Firefox where you can handle all your profile needs.

If you already have profiles created, click on the file menu and choose your desired profile from the Launch Another Profile section. If you don’t have profiles created, you can open the profile manager using the second option and create them.

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Easily Switch Between Profiles On Firefox With ProfileSwitcher

To install the add-on across all your Firefox profiles, you need to manually install it in each profile. Once installed, you can configure the add-on’s behavior from the options page in the add-on manager.

Easily Switch Between Profiles On Firefox With ProfileSwitcher

My Verdict

Switchy’s developer promises a better add-on in the next update to address current issues. Let’s see how well it works out, but for now, ProfileSwitcher is the best option.

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