Using Multiple profiles in your browser

Created by Doug Stoddart, Modified on Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 at 5:04 PM by Doug Stoddart

More and more people are living and working through their browser.  You check your mail, your social media, perhaps a travel site all living in the cloud.  The key is that you need an account with each of these, and managing these accounts can be a pain.  Then along comes BRM and you suddenly need more accounts!

Profiles to the rescue.


If you have more than one shop with BRM, or if you have more than one user on the same computer, you're going to want to use multiple profiles in your browser.  You can do this easily with Firefox and Chrome.

Personally, I find this extremely useful as I have one account for my own bike shop, and another account to problem solve with any users' systems. It's very simple to set up and you can even change the 'template' for each profile so they look very different. (as well as having different icons).  For example, the shop Village Velo has red colours, so I make that browser bright red.

How to do it?

in Chrome you simply do the following:

  1. select settings - top right
  2. then you'll see a list of users, below the list press 'add new user' and create an appropriate name
  3. select an icon to represent your new profile, name it.  Then you're done.
  4. you flick between your accounts (profiles) using the icon top right of your browser

here is the official Google explanation:

here is the firefox documentation here 

Here is another useful article on the subject.

See Also

logged in to two stores at same time  

switch store 

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