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Old 09-16-2018, 07:04 AM   #1
galen
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Thumbs up Tip: running both Firefox 52 ESR and Firefox 60+


I still have a need for some old firefox addons such as scrapbook because newer versions of Firefox (Quantum) break those addons.
So I found a way to use both Firefox 52ESR and Firefox Quantum.

Run Firefox 52ESR via wine
Get firefox releases 52.9.0esr win64

You will need wine32 (so don't try to skip it)
You can also try PlayOnLinux to run/manage versions of wine.
I have firefox52ESR running on wine 1.4.1

Note: you must stop FF52ESR from updating itself,
do this by changing check for update settings to FALSE
(or via by entering about:config in FF's url line, and change
app.update.disable_button.showUpdateHistory
to
FALSE
)
 
Old 09-16-2018, 03:11 PM   #2
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Heroics aren't necessary to use multiple versions of Mozilla software. The -no-remote startup option and the ENVAR MOZ_NO_REMOTE=1 are available to enable concurrent running of separate instances using multiple versions and profiles. I routinely have 5 or more separate instances running at once, each on a separate virtual desktop. My current profile count is 20.
 
Old 09-17-2018, 05:53 AM   #3
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