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Odin2
 
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Post Posted December 19th, 2017, 1:01 pm

Is it possible [and if so, how?] to run on the same unpartitioned hard drive the ESR and release versions of Fx?

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Post Posted December 19th, 2017, 1:32 pm

Install version A. Run it to create a profile.

Install version B. Make sure you do not install it to the same place as version A.

Run version B using the profile manager. Make sure you create a second profile to use with version B, giving it a name that you easily recognize as your version B profile. Turn off the checkbox for "Don't ask at startup" in the profile manager before running version B.

Create a shortcut for version A that invokes the profile manager or explicitly tells version A to load "profile A".
Create a shortcut for version B that invokes the profile manager or explicitly tells version B to load "profile B".

See this help article for more information.
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_manager

Personally, I've set the profile manager to always ask which profile to use. When I launch my shortcut, the profile manager loads first and I pick the profile for that version.
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Post Posted December 19th, 2017, 2:45 pm

An article on how to start with a specific Profile. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Shortcut_to_a ... ic_profile

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Post Posted December 19th, 2017, 6:09 pm

Thanks, smsmith and James. I'll plan to follow your tips when Quantum kicks in, to allow me to use my current extensions a bit longer.

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Post Posted December 19th, 2017, 8:32 pm

Best doing it now before Quantum is installed, so you can keep your current Profile for ESR and use the new Profile for Quantum.



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