Create user profiles on Chrome, Firefox and IE

If you only have one computer in your family and everyone uses it to surf the internet, it would be a good thing for everyone to use a separate profile so that they can then save their personal data, bookmarks, history, settings, extensions etc. .
You could then create multiple user accounts on Windows but this path may be impractical on a home PC and those who sit in front of the screen are rarely willing and patient to disconnect the current user and log in with their own.
Therefore, given that you use the same computer with the same account, let's see how you can create internet browsing profiles on the 4 main browsers Opera, Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, so that everyone can find their own personal data .
1) Google Chrome
Already in another article we have seen how to create multiple profiles on Chrome.
Open the Settings page and, under Users, click Add new user to whom an icon will be assigned.
In addition to favorites, history and other settings, each user also has their own Google Account sync settings.
You can select the option to add a new shortcut to that profile on the desktop, with the chosen icon, so you can easily open it.
You can then open your chrome from the desktop with a different icon than that of other users and switch from one profile to another by clicking the icon at the top left of the browser window.
Thanks to the Profile management menu, you can also block Chrome with a password and prevent others from seeing private data.
2) Mozilla Firefox
Firefox supports multiple browsing user profiles, but this feature is somewhat hidden.
To access the Firefox Profile Manager, you must first close all Firefox windows, then press the Windows key on the keyboard to open the Start menu, type in the search firefox.exe -p and press Enter.
The Profile Manager opens from which it is possible to create profiles for the browser so that each one is independent of the other.
If you want to choose the profile every time you start Firefox, uncheck the Don't ask at startup box.
You can always create a desktop shortcut that is of the type C: \ Program Files \ Mozilla Firefox \ firefox.exe ”-p username
To open multiple Firefox profiles at the same time, you need to start Firefox with the -no-remote option: firefox.exe -p -no-remote .
3) Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer does not support the creation of separate internet browsing profiles.
There is only one way to open windows with separate settings and cookies: open Internet Explorer, press the Alt key to see the menu bar and then go to File -> New session .
The new browser window shares favorites, history and other settings but will have its own separate cookies.
This means that, for example, if there is already access to Gmail or Facebook, you can create a new session to register for another Gmail or Facebook account . and, in general, accessing multiple accounts on the same website which is the purpose of the profiles.
To create new profiles in Internet Explorer the only way is by creating different accounts on Windows.
If completely separate IE profiles are important to you, you can create a new Windows user account and switch between them.
4) Opera
Opera supports multiple profiles and multiple instances of Opera can be opened at the same time, each with its own profile.
Unfortunately, this can only be achieved by editing an .ini file by hand and launching the browser with a special command.
Avoiding this laborious operation, you can download Opera Profile Creator which allows you to create users and profiles quickly.
5) Safari doesn't seem to support multiple user profiles that can coexist together.
Obviously, if you use a PC for the whole family, you can always make Papa use Internet Explorer, Mamma Firefox, his children Chrome and Opera or one of the other best free browsers

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