multiple firefox - Updated
eli at media.berkeley.edu
Fri Aug 15 19:12:49 UTC 2008
I should have sent this to list when I found it but in trying to set
up the rest of my team with multiple versions of Firefox, I found and
application that helps a lot:
On Aug 15, 2008, at 11:30 AM, Justin wrote:
> A while back I wrote a message to the list about how to run multiple
> versions of firefox at the same time. (See forwarded message below)
> In that message, I explained how to create shortcuts in Windows so
> that you could launch specific profiles without having to use the
> profile manager. Unfortunately I couldn't find a way to do that with
> Today I stumbled across a site (http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/asa/archives/2008/08/shortcut_to_lau.html
> ), which outlined a method for using apple script to create
> application bundles to launch your firefox profile. Doing this means
> that you no longer have to select your profile from the profile
> Feel free to message me, if you are having any trouble setting this
> Begin forwarded message:
>>> This may be useful for anyone who needs to run multiple versions
>>> and/or profiles of Firefox at the same time.
>>> Creating Profiles
>>> You need to setup multiple profiles, one for each configuration/
>>> version. Make sure there are no spaces in the profile name you
>>> You can find out how to create profiles here:
>>> Running Multiple versions/profiles at the same time
>>> The profile manager will allow you to decide which profile to run
>>> when you start firefox, but as long as an instance of firefox is
>>> open, all new instances will use the same profile.
>>> Below are two methods around this.
>>> 1)The link below shows the command line inputs to launch the
>>> instances of firefox:
>>> 2) If you don't want to have to type in a command every time, here
>>> is a method to add it to your shortcuts (only tried on windows xp).
>>> - create shortcuts pointing to the versions of firefox you want
>>> to run. you should have the same number of shortcuts as profiles.
>>> - right click on a shortcut and select 'properties'
>>> - select the 'shortcut' tab
>>> - in the 'Target' field add the following information at the
>>> end: -P profile_name -no-remote (replace profile_name with the
>>> desired profile you created earlier)
>>> - here is an example of how the 'Target' field might appear with
>>> the information added: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
>>> \firefox.exe" -P Firefox_2 -no-remote
>>> If anyone knows how to accomplish this, without the terminal, on
>>> Mac OS X, please let me know.
>>> Thank You
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