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Set Firefox profile directly within the application bundle
Authored by: Dr. T on Nov 17, '09 03:03:51PM

I tried this, but since my wife and I need to access most of the same stuff (e-mail, personal finance, address books, photos, home movies, etc.), I would have to move nearly everything into the Shared Folder (which was accessible by our kids over our network). It was too much trouble just to have different settings on a couple of apps and different bookmarks in our browser.

We chose the Firefox (me) and Safari (wife) solution.



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Set Firefox profile directly within the application bundle
Authored by: leamanc on Nov 18, '09 06:02:02PM
I still vote for Fast User Switching in your case. Use the /Users/Shared/ directory, or install something like Dropbox to access your shared files (i.e., you both create Dropbox accounts and set up shared folders, or log in to the same Dropbox account from both OS X accounts).

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Set Firefox profile directly within the application bundle
Authored by: everkleer80 on Nov 19, '09 08:25:59AM

Dropbox just to share files on the same machine?? Keep in mind that you will have 2 copies of each file that way (yes they're kept in sync but it does use twice the disc space... I suppose that's not too big a concern assuming your sharing small files - if not then you're out of luck anyway as the free Dropbox accounts only currently allow 2GB.) You also have to upload then download everything (unless Dropbox is smart enough to handle it when both users are logged in - I've never tested it but I hear it somehow supports LAN sync now if the users are on the same network, so maybe it also handles if they're on the same computer.)



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Set Firefox profile directly within the application bundle
Authored by: tedw on Nov 19, '09 09:50:58AM
who needs dropbox? just go to the Sharing panel in System Preferences, click file sharing on, and add the folders you care about up so that everyone has access to them. no moving files, no duplicates, no fuss, no muss.

I get that you don't want to do this, and that's your choice. You can do things any way you like on your computer. But let's not suggest that everyone should adopt the funky workarounds that you find comfortable when there is a simple and easy-to-use mechanism to handle these issue built into the system.

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