MacOS – Starting Firefox with a specified profile from the dock (Mac OS X)


I have different Firefox profiles for each version I have installed on my system and I know I can specify the profile name I want to use like this:

/Applications/ -P minefield

Is it possible to create a dock icon or alias with additional parameters (just like in this article with shortcuts on windows)? That way I could have as many profiles as I want and wouldn't see the profile manager everytime I start the browser.

Best Answer

  • It's a bit more work to do this on mac but this is what you want:

    Managing Multiple Firefox Profiles in OS X (via Internet Archive WayBackMachine)

    The custom Firefox icons are still available from

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