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How to use two Firefox Versions in parallel

19 12 2011

You surely are using the latest and greatest browser on your Mac. But their might be certain applications in you corporate environment that require you to use old versions of browsers. Of course you can install multiple browsers on you Mac, but having different Versions of them at hand requires a bit of fiddling some times.

I often struggled to run two different versions of Mozilla Firefox in parallel. Of course you can install an application basically in any folder on you machine and it will probably run. But applications tend to store certain app data in your “~/Library/Application Support” folder and the likes. Firefox will store it’s profile data there and some lock information when it’s running. So when you try to start a second instance of Firefox it will usually complain that another instance of Firefox is already running.

But there is a workaround using Firefox Profile support. Basically you’ll call Firefox with a certain profile because you can run multiple instances of Firefox with different profiles at the same time. Unfortunately there is no easy way to add start parameters to an Application under MacOS. But here’s the trick:


I’ve installed the latest Firefox in the default location under /Applications and let it run unmodified. I have an Firefox 3.6.x installation in my personal applications folder under ~/Applications. This one I modified to start with a certain profile. In order to achieve this, I initially called the Firefox manually invoking the Profile Manager:

~/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -ProfileManager


Firefox Profile Manager

Create a profile and name it “FF3” and tick the box “Don’t ask at startup”. Now you need to tell Firefox.app to use this profile for start. In order to do this you need to modify a .plist file in the application package. That contains the start up command for Firefox. Unfortunately you can’t just add a parameter here. You need to create a shell-script that’ll call Firefox with the appropriate command. Then you’ll nominate this shell script as start command in the plist file.

So create a file named “start-firefox.sh” in ~/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/ with the following content:

#!/usr/bin/env bash
/Users/fzurell/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -P "FF3"

Make the shell script executable for the user: chmod u+x ~/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/start-firefox.sh

Then edit the file ~/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info.plist


Screen Shot 2011 12 19 at 10 33 12

Find the key for “CFBundleExecutable”, the next line contains a string element pointing to “firefox-bin”. Replace it with your newly created shell script as seen in the screenshot and save the file.

Basically that’s all. When you now double-click the Firefox.app in your personal Application folder, it should start Firefox with the FF3 profile.

If it doesn’t your Finder cache might not yet been updated. Move the Firefox.app from the ~/Applications folder to your Desktop for a moment. Double click the Firefox.app as if you want to open it. Nothing will happen (as the shell script is pointing to ~/Applications/Firefox.app). Now move it back to ~/Applications folder. It should work now.

using GMail offline

29 01 2009

Google Labs recently released an extension for Google Mail (GMail) which makes GMail available for offline use. The biggest drawback on GMail is that you can’t use it when your’re not online. Not only you can’t receive or send new messages, you even can’t browse your archived messages.

GMail Offline installation.jpg

Of course you can configure your desktop mail program to fetch google mails via POP3 or IMAP but that isn’t the same as accessing it Online.

Now and with the help of the Google Gears add on for Firefox you’re able to synchronize your GMail account to your local computer for offline use.

This feature is only available when you’re using GMail with “English” as default language. The option wont show up if your for instance use the german interface for GMail.

GMail offline settings

When you have the english version, then you got a “Labs” tab in your GMail settings. One of the top most options here is the GMail offline mode. Just enable and save and GMail starts to install the Gears scripts and start to synchronize your mails locally. You get a nice progress window which you how far back in time your mails are synced local.

After enabling offline mode GMail is a lot faster and – of course, available offline. You can search your messages and even write new mails. They will be saved in some kind of out basket and send when your’re back online.

Update for Paparazzi Website capture

26 01 2009

For some years I used to make full screenshots of Websites with Paparazzi. This is a little free tool wich renders a website and saves it as a image file. In contrast to a normal screenshot you can make a picture of websites which doesn’t fit on your screen. This is very usefull when it comes to blogs and news websites. These often have very long pages.

Paparazzi hasn’t got an update for quite a long time and I was afraid the developer had fiven up. But to my positive suprise I saw an update announcement of Paparazzi at macupdate.com this morning.

The new release is a bug fixing release with a few minor feature enhancements. Paparazzi uses the WebKit rendering engine which is the same as the one from Safari, Apples popular browser.


One of the enhancements I noticed is the capability of Paparazzi to batch render URLs which are read from a text file.

Paparazzi Batch Capture.jpg

You can do the very same with some add-ons for Firefox. The Screengrab! add-on will render and save the pages from within Firefox. The Pearl Crescent Page Saver add-on has a pro version and is controllable via the command line. I used the latter on to create a website render monitor.

I got a special album on my Ipernity Account for my website screenshots.