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Is there a firefox command argument to load firefox in 32-bit mode?

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Hi,

I'm running RHEL6.3, I have the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Firefox (V10.0.7) installed. I need 32-bit for WebEx (Java plugin), and the 64-bit for Flash player. I currently load the 32-bit executable by running: /usr/lib/firefox/firefox

Is there a firefox command argument to load firefox in 32-bit mode? e.g. firefox -32b

Thanks in advance, Simon

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The 32 bit and 64 bit versions are different programs and thus installed in a different program directory, so you need to start them in their own program directory.
If you want to start them via one command then you need to write a script file to set the correct program directory.

Why don't you create two desktop shortcuts for each of the two Firefox versions and start them with their own profile?

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Chosen Solution

The 32 bit and 64 bit versions are different programs and thus installed in a different program directory, so you need to start them in their own program directory.
If you want to start them via one command then you need to write a script file to set the correct program directory.

Why don't you create two desktop shortcuts for each of the two Firefox versions and start them with their own profile?

Question owner

Thank you for the response. My current solution is to have two desktop shortcuts. If you install both the 32-bit and the 64-bit version, then the 64-bit is used. Hence I was hoping that there was a command switch to enable you to override this. Looks like I will have to tell my customers to run "/usr/lib/firefox/firefox" inorder to load the correct executable.

Cheers, Simon