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How to create a separate development profile for Firefox

Tagged firefox, development, profile, mode  Languages bash

Extensions slow down Firefox so I prefer disabling all but the most important Firefox extensions when coding.

Here's how to do it:

  1. First, create a development profile following these instructions http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+profiles
  1. Next, create a shortcut that starts Firefox in development mode:
# Mac OSX
/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -P development -no-remote

# Linux
/usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin -P development -no-remote

# Windblows
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P development -no-remote