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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 6:48 am

Can i have the FF 56 and the latest nightly build on the same computer? I would only use 1 version at a time? If yes, is the anything special I would need to do like a separate profile? Plz let me know.

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 8:49 am

> Can i have the FF 56 and the latest nightly build on the same computer?

Yes.

> anything special I would need to do like a separate profile

I would use separate Profiles for each.

Set your (separate) desktop shortcuts up using the -P switch to point to the wanted Profiles.
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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 8:49 am

It would be best to use separate profiles with the two different installations, especially if you are planning on using both versions. It's not wise to switch between Fx versions using the same profile, especially with builds in the development branches.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_manager
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Migrating_set ... ew_profile
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Opening_a_new ... er_profile <-- not sure how up to date this is
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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 9:33 am

Where can i download the latest version of the nightly builds plz?

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 9:41 am

jsal0318 wrote:Where can i download the latest version of the nightly builds plz?

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https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox ... a-central/

Scroll down list to find the flavor you want, probably 64 bit -en (english)

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 10:10 am

In your own words, how do i open NIGHTLY with its own specific profile plz?

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 10:54 am

The above second (edited) post in this thread tells how, but if you want more detail here is a full tutorial:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2821799

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 11:07 am

therube wrote:> Can i have the FF 56 and the latest nightly build on the same computer?

Yes.

> anything special I would need to do like a separate profile

I would use separate Profiles for each.

Set your (separate) desktop shortcuts up using the -P switch to point to the wanted Profiles.


what is the exact path i should enter in the shortcut? Could you plz use an example. thx

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 11:13 am

It all depends on where you create your Profiles -> Profile folder.
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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 11:28 am

therube wrote:It all depends on where you create your Profiles -> Profile folder.


https://ibb.co/buqiyw

https://ibb.co/hjKqBG

Hope this helps. Hopefully, in your own words, u can explain exactly what i need to do plz?

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 12:00 pm

In the first screenshot; the chrome folder there won't cut it, that folder needs to be in each of the Profile folders that you want to use the userChrome modifications.

path-to-Firefox56/firefox.exe -P xxxxxxxx.default

path-to-Nightly/firefox.exe -P xxxxxxxx.Nightly and add -no-remote if you want to launch Nightly when Firefox 56 is running; where Firefox 56 is set as the "default browser" in Win10. And don't use that -no-remote command with the "default browser".
Note the space between each command; around -P and between the profile name and -no-remote, if you decide to use that command.
Also, if Nightly is running you won't be able to launch Firefox 56 (the "default browser"; not can any external application that needs to use the "default browser".
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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 12:07 pm

forget it all and use the portable nightly
https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/ ... le-nightly

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 1:05 pm

the-edmeister wrote:In the first screenshot; the chrome folder there won't cut it, that folder needs to be in each of the Profile folders that you want to use the userChrome modifications.

path-to-Firefox56/firefox.exe -P xxxxxxxx.default

path-to-Nightly/firefox.exe -P xxxxxxxx.Nightly and add -no-remote if you want to launch Nightly when Firefox 56 is running; where Firefox 56 is set as the "default browser" in Win10. And don't use that -no-remote command with the "default browser".
Note the space between each command; around -P and between the profile name and -no-remote, if you decide to use that command.
Also, if Nightly is running you won't be able to launch Firefox 56 (the "default browser"; not can any external application that needs to use the "default browser".


Thx. This worked great. When I check off the option use the selected profile asking at startup it doesnt save it. What am i doing wrong plz?

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 2:19 pm

Note that Nightly does not refer to a version but rather the most unstable development channel builds. There will be updates each day which can potentially lead to issues until fixed, finished or reverted in a update. It may seem like you updating to same version each time when you are not as about:buildconfig (listed in about:about) will show.

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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 2:39 pm

Actually James at the moment nightly updates twice a day
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