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STARTUP COMMANDS

The following are the command lines used to launch Mozilla directly to various components, bypassing the logo splash screen, and using a specific profile (in the examples the profile is named "EdMoz"). In these examples the installation directory is on drive G:. The commands should all be on a single line!

For a more complete list see: http://www.mozilla.org/docs/command-line-args.html

Make sure to observe the syntax including the spaces and quotation marks.

Substitute the correct drive and path and profile name info for your particular system.

This starts the Profile Manager

"G:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla\mozilla.exe" -P

This starts the browser, omits the splash screen, and uses the profile "EdMoz" (case sensitive)

"G:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla\mozilla.exe" -browser -nosplash -P "EdMoz"

This starts the mail client, omits the splash screen, and uses the profile "EdMoz" (case sensitive)

"G:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla\mozilla.exe" -mail -nosplash -P "EdMoz"

The following example starts Composer, the HTML editor.

"G:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla\mozilla.exe" -edit -nosplash -P "EdMoz"

This starts the address book, omits the splash screen, and uses the profile "EdMoz" (case sensitive)

"G:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla\mozilla.exe" -addressbook -nosplash -P "EdMoz"

This one opens Help.

"G:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla\mozilla.exe" -chrome chrome://help/content -nosplash -P "EdMoz"

This next one will launch the browser, no splash screen, using a specific profile and display a specific URL.

"G:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla\mozilla.exe" -browser -nosplash -P "EdMoz" "http://edmullen.net"

This one displays the source for a specific URL.

"G:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla\mozilla.exe" -chrome view-source:http://edmullen.net

(see also: Moz Tricks)


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