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Why can't I run firefox developer and firefox quantum at the same time?

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Hello,

I can run Firefox Developer 59.0b4 64bit and Firefox Quantum 58.0 64 bit on my desktop, but I cannot run the same browsers on my laptop. Both my laptop and desktop are HP and 64 bit. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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You can use two desktop shortcuts, one for each Firefox version and specify the profile folder via the -P parameter. Add the "-no-remote" command line switch for the Firefox version you do not want to be the default browser because you can't open external links in a Firefox instance opened with -no-remote.

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Open Developer Edition, type about:preferences in the URL and press enter. Then check the box that says: Allow Firefox Developer Edition and Firefox to run at the same time. Then Restart!

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Thanks Mkll, but I did try that and it didn't work for me.

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You can use two desktop shortcuts, one for each Firefox version and specify the profile folder via the -P parameter. Add the "-no-remote" command line switch for the Firefox version you do not want to be the default browser because you can't open external links in a Firefox instance opened with -no-remote.

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Thank you both. Everything working well now!