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firefox has a conflict with waterfox

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Lately whenever i open firefox after having been in waterfox (and vice versa), it searches for updates then displays:

http://www.mozilla.org/nb-NO/firefox/22.0/whatsnew/?oldversion=18.0.1

22.0 is firefox, 18.0.1 is waterfox.

Also, for some reason, if i have either one running, it will not permit the other to run (and vice versa), only opening a new window of the already open browser!

So, attemting to open firefox while waterfox is running, now only opens a new waterfox window (and vice versa)

This started after firefox updated to V.22.0

Lately whenever i open firefox after having been in waterfox (and vice versa), it searches for updates then displays: http://www.mozilla.org/nb-NO/firefox/22.0/whatsnew/?oldversion=18.0.1 22.0 is firefox, 18.0.1 is waterfox. Also, for some reason, if i have either one running, it will not permit the other to run (and vice versa), only opening a new window of the already open browser! So, attemting to open firefox while waterfox is running, now only opens a new waterfox window (and vice versa) This started after firefox updated to V.22.0

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You need to have a unique Profile for each version you have installed.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data

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Create a desktop shortcut with -P "profile" appended to the target to launch Firefox with each profile. Then you can set in the profile manager which profile to use by default if you click a link in an external program.

Use the -no-remote command line switch to open another Firefox instance with its own profile and to run different Firefox instances simultaneously, but do not use -no-remote with the default browser and the default profile.

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Thank you all for the replies.

After creating a new profile (FF), and linking it in the shortcut like below "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P "FF" -no-remote

i now get;

"Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system."

Regardless of it beeing waterfox or firefox i'm trying to open seperately.

I think it might be some other shared file\info\resource that got mixed in Firefox 22 upgrade-install, because it worked perfectly before, without needing to set up separate profiles.

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You get this error if there is already a Firefox instance running that uses this profile.
You also can't send a link to a Firefox instance that was opened with the -no-remote command line switch.

Make sure that each Firefox version has its own profile and do not use the -no-remote switch for the default profile.
Make sure that this default profile is selected in the Profile Manager and marked as "Default=1" in the profiles.ini file.

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Why when i open my firefox it becomes waterfox even i already uninstalled the waterfox

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Waterfox can only open when the program is still installed.
So it looks that something went wrong if you uninstalled Waterfox.

Did you check the Waterfox installation folder?

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Do I have to have Waterfox AND Firebox???? I am using Waterfox to get to Facebook. I wanted to use the "themes" they provide but I can only see a very small portion of the artwork and someone here said I needed to go to Toolbar Layout and then go to Customize but I can't figure out HOW to do that.....I get thrown to Mozilla or Firefox and not sure if they are ALL inter-related or WHAT? My hair is falling out I'm getting SO stressed out over this. For MOST things, I use Internet Explorer but someone told me Facebook would work better in Waterfox than Internet Explorer. Is Firefox a totally different "creature" than Waterfox or are they inter-related which, to me, makes it even more complicated. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Thanks to ANYONE who can steer me clear..........

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Mozilla.org makes Firefox while WaterFox is a third-party built rebranded Firefox.