Feature request #3560

Implement gui profiles

Added by Borys Jurgiel almost 13 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Assignee:Borys Jurgiel
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:13620


Allow multiple user profiles, covering at least gui state and selection of loaded plugins.

Possible solution: multiple QSettings paths, with a gui to manage them and restart the application with selected one. Do anybody has another ideas?

See #1442 and r13951 also.


#1 Updated by Jean-Roc Morreale almost 13 years ago

Is it really needed ? Most of the OS already seperate the user's profile. If the point is to have specific profiles for specific tasks (toolbar, panel) then having to switch between them by restarting may not be the best solution.

#2 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

#3 Updated by Médéric RIBREUX over 8 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No
  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Hello, bug triage...

as said before, QGIS stores its configuration into ~/.qgis2, so by default, each user of the computer has got an independent profile. If you would like to have more than one profile for a user, it is possible to use the --configpath option for QGIS binary. With such an option, you can store another profile to another directory. You can create a shortcut or an alias (QGIS-profile1, QGIS-profile2) with configpath option to implement multiple profiles for a user (or a group of users).

I am closing this bug as we've got a technical solution to deal with multiple profiles. Feel free to reopen it with more details about what you'd like to have for users profiles management options.

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