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Can I install both Chinese and international versions of Firefox on the same computer?

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Can I install both Chinese and international versions of Firefox on the same computer? Will there be any conflicts?

Can I install both Chinese and international versions of Firefox on the same computer? Will there be any conflicts?

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That should work without problems.
You need a custom install of the second version and you need a separate profile for each version.
You can use Sync to sync personal data.

You can also use the same Firefox version and create a second profile folder and install the Chinese language pack in this profile.

You can create a new profile as a quick test to see if your current profile is causing the problem.

See "Creating a profile":

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Will the browsing history and bookmarks of these two versions be synchronized?

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Bookmarks will Sync completely, with a few exceptions with regards to the Bookmarks Toolbar folder in some cases and maybe slight differences elsewhere; but usually not an issue with a new installation as you will be doing.

One bit of advice is to disconnect from the Sync server when you reorganize a collection of bookmarks; they will re-sync better / faster when completing reorganization when re-connecting that device to Sync. And even when Sync is used between Profiles on that same computer / device each Profile will be identified by each Profile separately, as if they are on different devices.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data

Browsing History won't keep synchronizing forever as the data gets older, but the "dates" of older history not going thru Sync is variable and probably particular to the device / hardware involved. And as long as you don't clear Browsing History each device will retain its own Browsing History.

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If you do not need both language versions at the same time then you can simply switch the language for the user interface via Options/Preferences and restart Firefox.

Note that there are restrictions for syncing history.

  • Synced tabs expire in 366 days.
  • Synced history expires in 60 days.
  • New history is only uploaded for the last 30 days.