Can I have Firefox 2 and 3?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by majordude, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020

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    I have Firefox 2 installed and I like it. Can I install Firefox 3 and keep 2 or will it overwrite it (and just leave me with 3 :()?
     
  2. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Use a different directory for the other one you want to keep, and a different app launcher for each.
     
  3. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Different app launcher? Wut dat?
     
  4. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    IE, a different icon. I once updated a program, but the old dock icon wouldn't work any more, so I had to drag the new program to the dock.
     
  5. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ah! Okay. Thanks!
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    In /Applications I have Firefox-2 and Firefox-3.
     
  7. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Excellent! Thank you!
     
  8. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to have different addons / bookmarks etc. for both Firefox apps, you'll have to start by opening terminal and typing:

    ./Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox -profilemanager


    then create a new profile, and untick 'don't ask at startup.
    You'll need to do this if you have incompatible addons in either one of your Firefox Apps.
     

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