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Multiple profiles support

  • Thank you @zalex108!

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  • @zalex108 Hi! Does this work in 2018?

    I made shortcuts on my Mac, wrote in Terminal:

    /Applications/Opera_2.app --user-data-dir=/Users/user/newFolder but it shows -bash: /Applications/Opera_2.app: is a directory. What's my mistake?

  • @next111

    Is the current Opera named _2!?

    I think you have to use Opera.app, then add the new profile path.

  • How to add several profiles in the latest Opera version? Unfortunately, doubling the installation does not work.

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  • @roliii said in Multiple profiles support:

    How to add several profiles in the latest Opera version? Unfortunately, doubling the installation does not work.

    Read the above posts/links to create the different shortcuts.

    You can even create a Base profile with the most needed settings and extensions and then start the profiles with them.

  • @zalex108 Thank you for your answer. I don't know how to create a shortcut in MacOS using the above mentioned parameters ;(.
    "Path to Opera App" --user-data-dir="Path to custom profile"
    Additionally, I don't know how to create an alternative profile, copy the first one and change the name?

  • Hi,
    I don't own a Mac so I'll tell you about remembering (and some search).

    About the Shortcuts, this guide may help you.

    About the command line, I remember some users launching the profile right from terminal, but the easy way should be creating the needed shortcuts.

    The profiles are hidden, look at "Opera about" to find the path for the profile and the App.

    As per Vivaldi, their Profile (3 years ago) is located at
    "~/Library/Application Support/Vivaldi/Default/",
    so I suppose that Opera should be on "~/Library/Application Support/Opera/Data or Default/"

    For the App path maybe it's something to this:
    /Applications/Opera.app/Contents/MacOS/Opera
    or
    ~/Library/Application Support/com.operasoftware.Opera

    So, for the full command/shortcut you may need something like:
    "~/Library/Application Support/com.operasoftware.Opera" --user-data-dir="~/Library/Application Support/OperaProfileStudy/Data or Default/"
    Where OperaProfileStudy will be the container folder for the custom profile.

    On the other side,
    If you create a Base profile, you just need to copy and rename to the desired profile name, otherwise, Opera will create it from scratch once you run the command.

    I recommend to keep a shortcut for the base profile to make updates easily.

    As I've read on Vivaldi's forum, there is an explorer which seems to help on your purpose.

    Midnight commander.
    http://macappstore.org/midnight-commander/
    http://louise.hu/poet/midnight-commander-for-mac-os-x/

    To show Hidden Files:
    https://forums.opera.com/post/116647

    Some other info about MacOs paths:
    https://forums.opera.com/post/68510

  • @zalex108 Thank you again for your answer. I will fight this evening maybe I will be able to add an abbreviation. At the moment I can't see how to personalize the shortcut. I don't know how to add --user-data-dir= to this shortcut.

  • @roliii

    As I've read, on Mac they use Alias for that, look the guide or google about "Create alias for terminal command".

    Also, this Vivaldi steps maybe helps you.

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