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Running Firefox 2 and 3 on Mac OS X with MultiFirefox

stevepiercy
This utility allows you to run multiple versions of Firefox on Mac OS X:

http://codecontortionist.com/software/mac-osx-software/multifirefox/

There are other methods, but none quite so simple, elegant and easy to use.

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Re: Running Firefox 2 and 3 on Mac OS X with MultiFirefox

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On Jun 19, 2008, at 1:00 PM, Steve Piercy - Web Site Builder wrote:

> There are other methods, but none quite so simple, elegant and easy  
> to use.


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Re: Running Firefox 2 and 3 on Mac OS X with MultiFirefox

Fletcher Sandbeck-3
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On 6/19/08 at 10:00 AM, [hidden email] (Steve Piercy - Web
Site Builder) wrote:

>This utility allows you to run multiple versions of Firefox on Mac OS X:
>
>http://codecontortionist.com/software/mac-osx-software/multifirefox/
>
>There are other methods, but none quite so simple, elegant and easy to use.

I just name the applications FireFox 1.0, FireFox 2.0, and
FireFox 3.0 and then quit one before running the next.

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Re: Running Firefox 2 and 3 on Mac OS X with MultiFirefox

stevepiercy
On Thursday, June 19, 2008, [hidden email] (Fletcher Sandbeck) pronounced:

>On 6/19/08 at 10:00 AM, [hidden email] (Steve Piercy - Web
>Site Builder) wrote:
>
>>This utility allows you to run multiple versions of Firefox on Mac OS X:
>>
>>http://codecontortionist.com/software/mac-osx-software/multifirefox/
>>
>>There are other methods, but none quite so simple, elegant and easy to use.
>
>I just name the applications FireFox 1.0, FireFox 2.0, and
>FireFox 3.0 and then quit one before running the next.

That is one way to run only one version of FF at a time.  But if you want to run multiple versions simultaneously, then you would benefit from the utility.

Also I forgot to mention how to create multiple profiles before using MFF:
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+profiles

I found that MultiFF crashes unexpectedly on a PB G4, so that might not work.  It works on a Mac Pro and MBP C2D.

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Re: Running Firefox 2 and 3 on Mac OS X with MultiFirefox

Jolle Carlestam-2
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19 jun 2008 kl. 19.13 skrev Fletcher Sandbeck:

>
> On 6/19/08 at 10:00 AM, [hidden email] (Steve Piercy - Web
> Site Builder) wrote:
>
>> This utility allows you to run multiple versions of Firefox on Mac  
>> OS X:
>>
>> http://codecontortionist.com/software/mac-osx-software/multifirefox/
>>
>> There are other methods, but none quite so simple, elegant and easy  
>> to use.
>
> I just name the applications FireFox 1.0, FireFox 2.0, and
> FireFox 3.0 and then quit one before running the next.

That is not recommended by Mozilla since they would share the same  
profile and a newer app could do stuff to it that an older app don't  
like.

The Multifirefox looks nice. I did a Applescript thingy doing the same  
thing but theirs is much more professional.


HDB
Jolle

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Re: Running Firefox 2 and 3 on Mac OS X with MultiFirefox

Jolle Carlestam-2
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19 jun 2008 kl. 20.22 skrev Steve Piercy - Web Site Builder:

>
> On Thursday, June 19, 2008, [hidden email] (Fletcher  
> Sandbeck) pronounced:
>
>> On 6/19/08 at 10:00 AM, [hidden email] (Steve Piercy - Web
>> Site Builder) wrote:
>>
>>> This utility allows you to run multiple versions of Firefox on Mac  
>>> OS X:
>>>
>>> http://codecontortionist.com/software/mac-osx-software/multifirefox/
>>>
>>> There are other methods, but none quite so simple, elegant and  
>>> easy to use.
>>
>> I just name the applications FireFox 1.0, FireFox 2.0, and
>> FireFox 3.0 and then quit one before running the next.
>
> That is one way to run only one version of FF at a time.  But if you  
> want to run multiple versions simultaneously, then you would benefit  
> from the utility.
>
> Also I forgot to mention how to create multiple profiles before  
> using MFF:
> http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+profiles
>
> I found that MultiFF crashes unexpectedly on a PB G4, so that might  
> not work.  It works on a Mac Pro and MBP C2D.

If that's the case then maybe my Applscript thingy might come handy  
after all.

Here's a quick guide if anyone's interested.

Instructions for the Firefox setup:
http://support.mozilla.com/sv-SE/kb/Running+different+versions+of+Firefox+at+the+same+time

The applescript application code:
display dialog "Choose Firefox version" buttons {"Firefox 2", "Firefox
3", "Cancel"} default button 3
if the button returned of the result is "Firefox 2" then
        do shell script "/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/
firefox > /
dev/null 2>&1 &" -- Provided that's where you keep the regular Firefox
else if the button returned of the result is "Firefox 3" then
        do shell script "/Users/username/Applications/Firefox3.app/
Contents/
MacOS/firefox -no-remote -P ff3test > /dev/null 2>&1 &" -- Path to
where you keep the other Firefox version
end if

I called the new Firefox "Firefox3" thus the name in the path.

"ff3test" is the name I gave the second profile in the Profile Manager.

" > /dev/null 2>&1 &" is needed or else the response from the shell
will freeze the script.

Save the script as Application. Steal the icon from Firefox (A simple
copy and paste in the info windows.). And put the script application
in the Dock for easy access.

That should do it.

HDB
Jolle

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Re: Running Firefox 2 and 3 on Mac OS X with MultiFirefox

Jolle Carlestam-2
19 jun 2008 kl. 20.27 skrev Jolle Carlestam:

> The applescript application code:
> display dialog "Choose Firefox version" buttons {"Firefox 2", "Firefox
> 3", "Cancel"} default button 3
> if the button returned of the result is "Firefox 2" then
>        do shell script "/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/
> firefox > /
> dev/null 2>&1 &" -- Provided that's where you keep the regular Firefox
> else if the button returned of the result is "Firefox 3" then
>        do shell script "/Users/username/Applications/Firefox3.app/
> Contents/
> MacOS/firefox -no-remote -P ff3test > /dev/null 2>&1 &" -- Path to
> where you keep the other Firefox version
> end if

Notice that there's some extra line feeds added by the mail system.
There's only one line between each part of the if else statements.

HDB
Jolle

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Re: Running Firefox 2 and 3 on Mac OS X with MultiFirefox

Greg Hemphill
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How timely... I was holding off on the install button due to wanting  
to keep an old version around for testing... thanks!
On Jun 19, 2008, at 1:00 PM, Steve Piercy - Web Site Builder wrote:

> This utility allows you to run multiple versions of Firefox on Mac  
> OS X:
>
> http://codecontortionist.com/software/mac-osx-software/multifirefox/
>
> There are other methods, but none quite so simple, elegant and easy  
> to use.
>
> --steve
>
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recreating a hitlist

Jens Østergaard Petersen-2
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Dear Listers

My question is how to recreate a hitlist after leafing through records  
in form view.

On my form I leaf though the found set using Link_NextRecord etc. I  
capture the action params in a token which looks like this:

array: (pair: (-search)=()), (pair: (-database)=(WChar)), (pair: (-
table)=(rel)), (pair: (-operatorlogical)=(and)), (pair: (-
maxrecords)=(1)), (pair: (-skiprecords)=(29)), (pair: (-op)=(bw)),  
(pair: (tDefinition)=(horse))

All that needs to be changed is the maxrecords value, and the hitlist  
can be created with the record one left in form view at the top. Just  
what I want!

But how does one feed this to an inline?

I have tried manipulating the string in a variable 'searchcriteria' to  
get

-search, -database='WChar',-layout='rel',-operatorlogical='and',-
maxrecords='25',-skiprecords='29',-op='eq','tDefinition'='horse'

and feeding this variable to the inline

[Inline:(var: 'searchcriteria')]

But then the action params become

array: (pair: (-search)=()), (pair: (-operatorlogical)=(and)), (pair:  
(-maxrecords)=(50)), (pair: (-skiprecords)=(0)), (pair: (-op)=(bw)),  
(pair: (-search, -database='WChar', -layout='rel', -
operatorlogical='and', -maxrecords='25', -skiprecords='28', '-
op'='bw', 'tDefinition'='horse')=())

which finds no records, because the search criteria from the variable  
have become a name/value pair with an empty value, added after the  
default search values.

I have also tried making the variable into an array

Array(-search, -database='WChar',-layout='rel',-operatorlogical='and',-
maxrecords='25',-skiprecords='29',-op='eq','tDefinition'='horse')

and feeding it to the inline, but then the action params become

array: (pair: (-search)=()), (pair: (-operatorlogical)=(and)), (pair:  
(-maxrecords)=(50)), (pair: (-skiprecords)=(0)), (pair: (-op)=(bw)),  
(pair: (Array(-search, -database='WChar', -layout='rel', -
operatorlogical='and', -maxrecords='25', -skiprecords='28', '-
op'='bw', 'tDefinition'='horse'))=())

which is the same name/value problem.

What I really don't get is why all works well if the variable is  
hardcoded

[Var:'searchcriteria' = Array(-search, -database='WChar',-
layout='rel',-operatorlogical='and',-maxrecords='25',-
skiprecords='28',-op='eq','tDefinition'='horse')]

and run in the same inline

[Inline:(var: 'searchcriteria')]

What is the difference?

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I think I may be missing  
something elementary!

I did some Lasso years ago, with 3.6.6, and it was very complicated  
then to maintain the found set while moving around in form view. Now  
this is easy, with the various link tags. I wonder why there isn't a  
ready-made function to return to hitlist in Lasso 8.5.

Cheers,

Jens

Mac OS 10.5.3
FileMaker 9
Lasso 8.5

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