I covered browser profiles previously, but after helping my buddy @jasehimm configure his deck, it seems that more information would be helpful. ☺
Like most IT Professionals in the Microsoft 365 eco-system, I have accounts in multiple Azure AD tenants. Too many, it seems sometimes. Fortunately, Microsoft Edge (and all chromium-based browsers) allow for multiple profiles. If you need to learn more, check out this timeless blog and video from my podcast co-host.
This post will cover the settings/directories for the production Edge program. The Insider builds have different folders.
Edge has command-line arguments (the Chromium project links to this page for the list), one of which will specify the profile to use:
--profile-directory. One big struggle is determining which profile I see in the browser relates to the profile directory on my system:
To help with this identification, navigate to your Edge UserData folder. On Windows, this will be
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\UserData. A couple of notes:
<username>with the appropriate value. Most PCs will have Default and Public and you.
AppDatafolder is hidden by default. In Explorer, the View menu has an option to include Hidden items.
UserData folder, look for folders named
Profile #. In each folder will be a file named
EdgeProfile.ico. This icon will match what you see in the Edge profile selector. Make a note of the folder name, and the profile to which it contains. In the image below, I can see that folder Profile 5 matches the scon.dev profile.
Next, the image for the key. Edge will create an icon for the profile, but the format is not compatible with StreamDeck. I found a great utility to help.
Thumbico from Aurelitec will read an ico file (or exe or dll) and allow extract the image to a png format. The recommendation from Elgato is 72x72, but any square image should look just fine.
I found that using the Advanced Launcher action provides the easiest way to provide command-line arguments.
Putting this all together, I used the built-in folder capability of SteamDeck with the Edge icon to hold the profile buttons:
The folder has a button for each profile.