multiple firefox - Updated

Eli Cochran eli at media.berkeley.edu
Fri Aug 15 19:12:49 UTC 2008


Justin,
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:

http://www.dangerouslyawesome.com/category/multifirefox/

- Eli

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  
> Mac.
>
> 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  
> manager.
>
> Feel free to message me, if you are having any trouble setting this  
> up.
>
> Thanks
> Justin
>
>
> 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  
>>> create.
>>>
>>> You can find out how to create profiles here:
>>> http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+profiles
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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:
>>> http://blog.codefront.net/2007/08/20/how-to-have-firefox-3-and-firefox-2-running-at-the-same-time/
>>>
>>> 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
>>> Justin
>
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Eli Cochran
user interaction developer
ETS, UC Berkeley


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