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Can't run multiple Thunderbird profiles after upgrade to 52.0

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Can't run multiple Thunderbird profiles after upgrade to 52.0

#1 Postby soundtech » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:31 pm

MX-14 32-bit here.

I have been running two Thunderbird profiles simultaneously for as long as I can remember. Up until this morning, on T-bird 45.0.8, I launched one profile initially from a panel icon. That pops up my T-bird profile manager, and from there I pick which profile to launch. Once that profile was running. I would open a console and type in "thunderbird -p". The profile manager would then pop-up, and I could choose to launch the other profile. All was well.

This morning I updated Thunderbird to 52.0 as per apt-notifier telling me there was an update. Re-started T-bird from the panel icon, profile manager popped up. I chose one profile, it launched, all good. Opened a console, typed in "thunderbird -p", and the already running profile jumped to the top window. Profile manager did not open.

Profile manager does open from the console if there is no instance of T-bird running. From there I can launch one profile. But I still cannot open another instance of profile manager if there is an instance of T-bird running.

I have done a quick web-search for a solution, but no luck. Any help appreciated for this one.

Paul

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Re: Can't run multiple Thunderbird profiles after upgrade to 52.0

#2 Postby soundtech » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:39 pm

Solved my own problem...
The command to use is "thunderbird -no-remote", which then launches the profile manager, even with an instance of Thunderbird running. I van then choose the second profile, which then launches a second instance of Thunderbird.

I was certain that I used "thunderbird -p" prior to the upgrade, but typing the few extra letters is not too big an issue.....

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Re: Can't run multiple Thunderbird profiles after upgrade to 52.0

#3 Postby antiX-Dave » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:51 pm

Is there still a -p option? if not you could make an alias for -p or something shorter like -nr

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Re: Can't run multiple Thunderbird profiles after upgrade to 52.0

#4 Postby mmikeinsantarosa » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:15 pm

antiX-Dave wrote:Is there still a -p option? if not you could make an alias for -p or something shorter like -nr
I checked last night after seeing this and the -p still launched the profile manager. I didn't have an answer for the original problem - good to know. - mike
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Re: Can't run multiple Thunderbird profiles after upgrade to 52.0

#5 Postby kmathern » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:02 pm

antiX-Dave wrote:Is there still a -p option? if not you could make an alias for -p or something shorter like -nr

Was there ever a -p (lowercase p) option?

There's a -P (uppercase P) option which opens a specific profile.

There's also the --ProfileManager option.

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$ thunderbird --help
Usage: thunderbird [ options ... ] [URL]
       where options include:

X11 options
  --display=DISPLAY  X display to use
  --sync             Make X calls synchronous
  --g-fatal-warnings Make all warnings fatal

Thunderbird options
  -h or --help       Print this message.
  -v or --version    Print Thunderbird version.
  -P <profile>       Start with <profile>.
  --profile <path>   Start with profile at <path>.
  --migration        Start with migration wizard.
  --ProfileManager   Start with ProfileManager.
  --no-remote        Do not accept or send remote commands; implies
                     --new-instance.
  --new-instance     Open new instance, not a new window in running instance.
  --UILocale <locale> Start with <locale> resources as UI Locale.
  --safe-mode        Disables extensions and themes for this session.
  -addressbook       Open the address book at startup.
  -compose [ <options> ] Compose a mail or news message. Options are specified
                     as string "option='value,...',option=value,..." and
                     include: from, to, cc, bcc, newsgroups, subject, body,
                     message (file), attachment (file), format (html | text).
                     Example: "to=john@example.com,subject='Dinner tonight?'"
  --jsconsole        Open the Browser Console.
  --jsdebugger       Open the Browser Toolbox.
  --devtools         Open DevTools on initial load.
  --start-debugger-server [ws:][ <port> | <path> ] Start the debugger server on
                     a TCP port or Unix domain socket path. Defaults to TCP port
                     6000. Use WebSocket protocol if ws: prefix is specified.
  -mail              Open the mail folder view.
  -mail <URL>        Open the message specified by this URL.
  -news              Open the news client.
  -setDefaultMail    Set this app as the default mail client.
  -options           Open the options dialog.
  -file              Open the specified email file.


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