Monday, September 15, 2008


由于工作需要使用linux, 而部分工作又离不开 win(主要是写烦人的文档. ). 故经常两个系统切换.  这就造成 两个问题: 邮件在一个系统下
收了,无法在另一个系统下访问到。 另外一个就是两个系统下的浏览器的bookmark需要手动去同步.

今天终于试验了一下这两者都使用跨平台的软件,分别是firefox和thunderbird. 并且把储存配置文件和数据的目录(profile)指向硬盘的同一个位置.


修改firefox profile 路径的方法:
Mozilla Firefox stores all your personal settings, such as bookmarks, passwords and extensions, in a profile. The profile is stored on your hard drive in a profile folder

Move an existing profile or restore a backed up profile

It's possible to move the location of a profile folder. This could be useful if you have a backed up profile folder somewhere
on your hard drive and want to tell Firefox to use that as your profile. This section explains how to do this.

   1. Shut down Firefox completely (File > Exit).
   2. Move the profile folder to the desired location. For example, on Windows XP, move the profile from C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default to D:\Stuff\MyProfile. If you are reading these instructions because you want to restore a previously backed up profile, this step isn't necessary. Just note the current location of the profile you want to restore.
   3. Open up profiles.ini in a text editor. The file is located in the application data folder for Firefox:
          * On Windows Vista/XP/2000, the path is %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\
          * On Windows 95/98/Me, the path is usually C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\
          * On Linux, the path is ~/.mozilla/firefox/
          * On Mac OS X, the path is ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/
   4. In profiles.ini, locate the entry for the profile you've just moved. Change the Path= line to the new location. If you are using a non-relative pathname, the direction of the slashes may be relevant (this is true for Windows XP).
   5. Change IsRelative=1 to IsRelative=0.
   6. Save profiles.ini and restart Firefox.

修改tunderbird profile 的方法差不多.

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