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Posted on 1 February 2008 at 23:14 UTC, filed under Tricks, 13 comments.

Sometimes it would just be great to have multiple instances of Firefox running at the same time. Some web applications just love to eat memory in Firefox, some web pages go crazy if you have JavaScript enabled and sometimes you just want different sets of cookies to let you manage two accounts at the same time.

I’ve been trying to do that for years and did the most exotic things to make it happen. I’ve used four different browsers in parallel and I’ve even used a virtual PC running within my PC (that kind of defeats the desire to use less memory, but it feels neat anyway). In the end, a collegue in the office, who happens to use emacs as his main web browser :D , pointed me into the right direction.

Now I have three completely independant instances of Firefox running at the same time!

3 little Firefoxen, running on a desktop

So what’s the trick?
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