Firefox. Two machines - one Profile.

Yeah. Me again. I rock, I know… don’t tell me. lol!

What I want to accomplish is to basically use two firefoxes: One inside a Virtual machine (VMware Workstation) and the other one on my native Suse system.
Difficulty: Using ONLY one profile. If I save a bookmark in the linux firefox, it should be available in the Virtual machine - and the other way around.

Difficult riddle, huh? ^^


Try Foxmarks or Google Bookmarks.

First you can share folders between host and guest(s), ideally you set up the users on both sides in the same way, i,e, order, they’d best have the same user-ID’s
After that you need to look for the file profiles.ini , it points to a “sdfuiuh91-default” folder. This is where everything is kept. The only thing you have to do is point to the same folder.

Then again FF is quite tricky, won’t allow running instances in both host and guest. You’ll get a message that FF is already active…

But the above should give you an idea of how it can be done. Can’t say more, because I don’t know what kind of host and guest you’re talking.

TAKE CARE: make copies of both FF-folders from your home…

Opera has this feature built in – its called “profile syncing” :smiley:

You’re right. And even more, by editing opera6.ini …:slight_smile:

Nope, no Opera fan. I will try to share the firefox settings folder. Thanks.


Is any of these any good ?

Roaming profiles - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
Firefox and Roaming Profiles HOWTO | The Firefox Folding@Home Team

Not a Firefox user,but, Seamonkey has had roaming profiles for a while ( which is what i use :wink: )


Those are neat links, thanks :slight_smile:

Thanks, I’ll try that. :stuck_out_tongue: