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Run Multiple Firefoxes? (solved)

Is it possible to modify a Firefox Portable launcher or app to allow more than one to run at a time? I'm doing some web testing and would like to be able to run them side by side to make comparisons. I would also like to be able to run torpark alongside firefox, but the exe running is the same. Is this something that can be changed in the launcher, or would I need to re-compile the programs to change the exe name?
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Edit: I found the option in the ini file to change the name of the exe, and changed them to firefox1.5.exe, firefox2.0.exe, and torfox, respectively. Torpark doesn't work with these settings. Launching 1.5 works fine, but when I open 2.0, it just opens a new window of 1.5. Ideas?

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In the same ini

you can set

AllowMultipleInstances=true

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ini file

that does it!

awesome. thanks.

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Any gotchas with changing this setting?

Are there any gotchas with allowing multiple instances of Firefox?

I suppose anything could happen, but is it widely known if any data corruption or weird behavior happens when you run 2 or more Firefoxes at the same time?

I ask because I plan to use Portable Firefox with GTDInbox (http://www.gtdinbox.com/) to log in to a dedicated Gmail account for TODOs. I could keep the secondary Firefox open, and still have my personal mail account working in my main Firefox instance. The Gmail Manager extension isn't cutting it for me.

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Possibly

There could be some problems like one instance using the other's profile, but nothing too major.
Best thing is to try.
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Did you get GTDInbox to work?

I am running RC3 of Version 2.0 now, and the add-on will not install on FFP. Any insight?
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Simple

According to Mozillas add-on page it isn't compatible with Firefox 3. So you have to wait till it is compatible to use it Smile

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AllowMultipleInstances - how to use?

Thank you for saying that you can "set AllowMultipleInstances=true" to run more than one Firefox, but how does one exactly do that?

Do I need to learn some kind of scripting language?
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Nope

Copy FirefoxPortable\Other\FirefoxPortableSource\FirefoxPortable.ini into the same folder as FirefoxPortable.exe
Open FirefoxPortable.ini in Notepad and change the line AllowMultipleInstances=false to AllowMultipleInstances=true
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so...

I can accomplish this by changing the ini file and moving it to the WAME folder? COOL Biggrin
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Nice. I've fixed it up. Blum
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Any danger in multiple instances of Firefox?

Say that I want 3 or 4 Firefoxes, for example each with different Gmail cookies so that each PortableFirefox opens a different Gmail account without being affected by the cookies of the others. So, put multiple versions of PortableFirefox on my hard drive, and then copy FirefoxPortable.ini with AllowMultipleInstances=true to EACH of those firefox.exe's? Or just one of them is enough... if so, which firefox.exe is the main one?

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Yep

You need the INI for every copy.
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