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Can I run Release Candidate (19.02), Beta, Nightly, Aurora and ESR versions on the same computer?

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I know I can run the Beta and Nightly together on the same computer because they are installed in different directories. What I do then is that I have a Profile for each version. What I do is I run FireFox.exe -ProfileManager when I start either the Beta and Nightly builds.

My Question is can I also install the Aurora, Release Candidate and ESR versions on the same computer like I do with the Beta and Nightly? If so, how do I go about installing them in different directories? I will create new profiles for each version. What I then do is, copy everything in my original Profile to the newly create profiles so I can keep all my plugin/addons, themes, bookmarks, etc. the same.

Next question, (I think I know the answer but I just want to make sure) now can I sync my bookmarks from each of the different profiles that I created?

Secondly, I now I can do the ABOUT:CONFIG in the address bar of Firefox, does anyone have any idea where I can read up on what each entry means? Also, are there any other secrets in Firefox, similar to the ABOUT:CONFIG trick? I know of one app where you can do ABOUT:ME, but that's all I know.

I know this has been asked billions of times, but I also have to ask. Is there any chance at all that Firefox, Thunderbird, and/or Seamonkey will be ever release for the iOS from Apple? I know that it's impossible, but maybe someone MIGHT have some positive thoughts on this?

Lastly, I know this is off topic, but I'll give it a shot. I'm using Outlook 2013, does anyone know if Outlook can handle Newsgroups? The reason why I ask is because I've just learned that there are a ton of newsgroups for Firefox, ThunderBird, and SeaMonkey. I would like to, somehow, get those Newsgroups in Outlook 2013. I already get allot of the feeds for other things, so that's not a problem.

I would appreciate it very much if anyone could help me with these issues. Thank You.

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See this for more information about running multiple different versions of 'Firefox'. Firefox, Beta, Aurora, and Nightly all install as 'Firefox' internally.

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2249039

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iamjayakumars
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Check this

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You can consider to use Firefox Sync to sync all the profiles.

You can do a custom install of each version and install each version in its own program folder.
Safest is to modify the desktop shortcut and add -P "profile name" to the command line to start each version with its own profile.
Be careful with clicking a file in Windows Explorer to open the default browser, so make sure to select the correct profile in the profile manager and check the don't ask setting.

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See this for more information about running multiple different versions of 'Firefox'. Firefox, Beta, Aurora, and Nightly all install as 'Firefox' internally.

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2249039

James
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Short answer on what has worked for ages is to have them installed in separate folders and to have each build start with its own Profile (no sharing).

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Thanks, I did create a different Profile for each version of Firefox. Then (after I backed up my original Profile), I just copied everything from my original Profile to each version of Firefox I was running. Each version of Firefox checked all the addons/extensions to make sure they were compatible with the version of Firefox I was starting. Thank You!