Use Profiles to setup multiple Waveboxes on your computer. Each Profile has a main window with sidebar and secondary windows. They are also completely independent with their own theme, cookie containers, settings, passwords, extensions, notifications, groups and apps etc.
Reasons you may want to add more Wavebox Profiles include:
- To isolate different businesses or organisations.
- To manage different projects.
- To manage someone else's Wavebox, as well as your own.
- To isolate work from home.
🍪🍪 Note: Following the release of Wavebox Profiles, 'Cookie Profiles' have been renamed to 'Cookie Containers'.
1. Rename your Primary Profile (if needed).
Start by renaming your current profile. Click on the new Profiles icon top-right. Your current profile is called 'Primary Profile'. To change this click on the pencil icon to bring up the Settings menu. You can change the Profile name and choose a coloured icon.
2. Add a new profile and start afresh.
This option gives you a completely new Wavebox setup:
- Click on the Profiles icon top-right, followed by 'Add'.
- Click on 'New Setup' to launch a new, blank Wavebox.
- Click on the 'Profiles' icon, followed by the pencil icon to change the avatar theme for this profile.
- Add a password extension using the + icon in the sidebar if you need too.
- Start adding your apps using the + icon in the sidebar.
Note on Workspaces - if you are a member of any Connect team(s), your shared workspace(s) will be shown. You can delete to remove it. This will remove it from this Profile only.
3. Add a new profile and restore from cloud.
This option enables you to sign-in using a different login and restore from a saved setup. The restore process will populate sidebar groups, apps, pins, workspaces, but not windows, tabs or extensions (this is coming in Q3 2021). You will also need to sign-in to all the apps.
- Click on the 'Profiles' icon top-right, followed by 'Add'.
- Click on 'Restore from Cloud' to begin a new install process.
- Select 'Login to an existing account' at the next step, and sign-in.
- You'll be presented with a list of saved profiles to choose from so choose the one you want.
- Wavebox will close and restart, presenting you with the 'My Wavebox Profiles' window. Choose a Profile to launch, or click on 'Open All' to launch them all.
- Click on the 'Profiles' icon top-right, and then click on the cog. This will bring up the Profiles Management window.
- Each profile has three dots in the top-right corner. Click on the dots to 'Edit' or 'Delete' options.
- Clicking on 'Edit' will launch the Profile, and open the 'Wavebox Profiles' section in 'Settings' .
- Click on the 'Profile' icon to bring up the menu and then click on the 'Cog' icon. This will open the Profile manager window with a list of your Profiles.
- Click on the three dots in a Profile box and then 'Edit' to change the avatar and theme in Settings.
- Click on the three dots and then 'Delete' to completely remove the Profile from Wavebox.
You can elect to show the Profile management screen on start-up so you can choose which profile to launch, or to launch all of them at the same time.
- Click on the 'user' icon in the top-right hand corner of any window in Wavebox and click on the 'cog' icon.
- Click on 'Show on startup'.
- If 'Show on startup' isn't selected, then Startup, your initial profile is automatically launched.
- You can switch between Profiles using the tray icons in the top toolbar and using the 'Profiles' menu in the Wavebox app menu.
- When you've finished working in a Profile you can close it completely by clicking on the 'Profiles' icon top-right and selecting 'Shutdown current profile'.
- Or, you can click on the Tray icon for a Profile, and select 'Quit Profile'.
Navigation & shut-down options.
There are a few different ways to Navigate between your Profiles:
- Your computer's menu bar will display tray icons for each Profile. Click on the tray icon to bring up an options menu to 'Show App'.
- If you minimize your Profiles on macOS, you can switch between them in the dock.
- In the Wavebox app menu (right at the very top on the left) click on 'Profiles' to see a list of open Profiles.
Testing Profiles: If you would like to help test Profiles, please get in touch with support(at)wavebox.io to activate the feature on your account.