How to log in to multiple FieldEdge companies at the same time


The following procedure may be used to make toggling between two FieldEdge companies more comfortable.

Part 1: Create the Profile

  1. Once you have Mozilla Firefox installed and ready to use, open the browser.
  2. In the address bar, type in about:profiles and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  3. In the top left of the About Profiles page, click Create a New Profile.
  4. From the Welcome to the Create Profile Wizard, click Next.
  5. Next, on the Completing the Create Profile Wizard, provide a way to identify your profile in the Enter new profile name field.
  6. After entering the name for your profile, click Finish.

Part 2: Create the Shortcut

  1. Find your Firefox shortcut.
    • This is commonly on the Desktop of your computer.
  2. Right click the shortcut icon and select Properties.
  3. Copy the entire contents of the Target field.
    • Example: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
  4. Open Notepad or similar application.
  5. Paste the contents you previously copied into Notepad.
  6. Append the following extension to the end of the path, and then Copy the entire path. Make sure there is a space between the end of the first quotation marks and the hyphen.
  7. On your Desktop, right click an empty space choose New and select Shortcut
  8. In the Create Shortcut window, Paste the path you copied in Step 6 in the Type the location of the item field.
    • Replace "REPLACEWITHPROFILENAME" with the name of the profile you created Part 1: Create the Profile, Step 5.
      • Example: "REPLACEWITHPROFILENAME" > "Dallas"
  9. Click Next and then provide a name for the Shortcut.
    •  Note: Try naming the shortcut after your profile for a quick way to help identify the FieldEdge company you're trying to log in to.
  10. To save the profile click Finish.

This concludes how to set up a profile. You may repeat this process a number of times equal to however many profiles or FieldEdge companies you wish to set up. If you are looking for a better way to identify that you are in the correct profile, try the steps below.

Part 3: Identify the Shortcuts

If using this procedure you may want to better identify the different profiles to ensure you're always entering data into the correct environment. Firefox provides an extension to better identify the unique profiles, helping provide an additional layer of protection in keeping your data accurate.

  1. Go into one of your Firefox profiles that you made in Part 2: Create the Shortcut.
  2. In the top right of Firefox, click their Open menu button and select Add-ons.
  3. On the following screen, choose Extensions on the left.
  4. In the Find more extensions field, search for Show Profile and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  5. This will open a new tab in your Firefox browser. Click on the result for Show Profile by neo82.
  6. On the following screen, select the + Add to Firefox button and click Add on the Add show-profile? pop-up.
  7. You should now receive a confirmation that "show-profile has been added to Firefox." Click Ok.
  8. Close and reopen the profile which you installed Show Profile and click on the Open menu and select Add-ons.
  9. In the list of Add-ons, look for show-profile and choose the Options button.
  10. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter the name of the Profile into the Text field and click Save.
    • Note: There will be no confirmation/indication a change was made, but if you clicked Save, it worked.
  11. Finally, test it! Close and reopen Firefox and the new tab in the upper left should now display the Profile Name you previously entered.

Simply repeat this process for any other profiles you need to configure. Now you should be able to more comfortably navigate between your separate FieldEdge companies.

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