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Productivity: force Firefox to ask you which profile to use

In my view, Firefox is the best web browser, considering a mix of criteria, including the freedom and trust that comes with its open source nature. However, it should be more “profile centric”. Too many people work with a single Firefox “profile”, and that profile probably has a crazy random name assigned upon installation, which is a lost opportunity for improved productivity.
I create multiple Firefox profiles and use them for different purposes: discovery, regular destinations, home network destinations, etc.
One part of using multiple Firefox “profiles” is forcing Firefox to ask you which profile to use, every time you launch it. To do it, you’ll have to edit the Firefox shortcut and add it the arguments “-no-remote -ProfileManager”

In my case, the full shortcut reads:

C:\wp\inet\ffox\firefox.exe -no-remote -ProfileManager

Odds are that your path will be different.

The image should make it clearer what “editing” the shortcut is. To get there, right-click the Firefox icon, choose “properties”, and then pick the “shortcut” tab.