Any way to run TWO versions of Chrome on Mac?

bully worm

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Original poster
Sep 17, 2009
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I'm currently on the beta version of chrome but would also like to tes the dev version as well without uninstalling the beta version.

Is there a way for me to install both versions without any problems?
 

wrldwzrd89

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Jun 6, 2003
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Solon, OH
Unlike on Windows, where you can't do this very easily, on Mac OS X this is very simple. All you must do is put each version of Chrome in a different folder. There's no way to avoid them sharing settings that I know of, though.
 

santaliqueur

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Aug 7, 2007
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I think it's even simpler than this. Each copy of Chrome can be in the same folder, as long as one has been renamed, such as "Chrome dev, Chrome beta".

I do this with Handbrake for multiple simultaneous encodes, I just rename them, and they are all in the /Applications/ folder with no additional folders.
 

bully worm

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 17, 2009
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Thanks guys, I'm giving it a try now and it seems to work just fine.

I downloaded the dmg file, dragged the Chrome app to a separate folder and double clicked to run. It's showing its the dev version but how come it also has all my bookmarks and settings already imported?

Edit.

Nvm I just read the first post by wzrd. Thanks for the help you guys.
 
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