What is the main purpose of using Firefox Profiles in Selenium

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What is the main purpose of using Firefox Profiles in Selenium?
Jul 1, 2019 in Selenium by Jasprit
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Hello Jasprit, a Firefox profile is a collection of bookmarks, browser settings, extensions, passwords, and history i.e. all of your personal settings. So all of these settings can be changed by creating custom profiles. By using default profile too, you can change user agent, default download directory, browser versions etc. The Profile Manager allows you to createremoverename, and switch profiles. For example, the following lines of code will set the preferred language to french:

FirefoxProfile profile = new FirefoxProfile();
profile.setPreference(“intl.accept_languages”,”fr”);   //set the language to french
driver = new FirefoxDriver(profile);
driver.get("http://google.co.in");
answered Jul 2, 2019 by Jackie

Hi ,When I am Doing This its not taking profile as a argument in FirefoxWebDriver()

Can you plz help!

Hi Shivam, you are facing this issue because FirefoxDriver(profile) method is no longer supported as a valid Constructor. So as you are creating a new FirefoxProfile, you have to use the setProfile() method from the FirefoxOptions Class. So try using these lines of code to resolve the error:

FirefoxProfile profile = new FirefoxProfile();
profile.setPreference("intl.accept_languages", "no,en-us,en");
FirefoxOptions options = new FirefoxOptions();
options.setProfile(profile);
driver = new FirefoxDriver(options);    

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