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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
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       14 Mar 2015 #41

    groze said: View Post
    Waltc, No need to uninstall the firefox x86 release version. Just download the 64 bit developer version. Install it. Choose default profile for x86 firefox when opening up the x86 release version and developer default profile for the developer 64 bit version when opening up the developer version.
    Yep, you're right...and actually I got it backwards... By default, as you say, the browsers use separate profiles, so you can install them together. But, unless you want to redo everything relative to your x86 profile, like passwords and bookmarks (which I didn't want to do), it's better to simply share the profile of the x86 version, which you can do by simply *un*-checking the default setting in FF-64 DE. Even if you uninstall Ff x86, your profile is still there...but, you could still run them separately and use the sync-profiles feature--though I haven't tried that.

    After a few days of using the x64 DE, though, I'm much less rosy about it. On many of the sites I visit suddenly I'm getting a bunch of script errors on the pages I visit (major news sites, etc.) that often crash the browser! I didn't see this much if at all in FF x86--now it is almost predictable despite the build getting updated daily. If it happens again today, I'm going to reinstall x86.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 303
    10x64
       14 Mar 2015 #42

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    For troublemakers like Chrome, I locate the updater file and rename it (i.e. add a # to the start of the file name).
    Thanks for the tip! I'll remember that if ever I'm in the mood to wrestle with Chrome again...
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  3. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,392
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       14 Mar 2015 #43

    waltc said: View Post
    Thanks for the tip! I'll remember that if ever I'm in the mood to wrestle with Chrome again...
    Also remember to check Task Scheduler and Services.
    You can often disable auto-updaters in those locations.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 700
    Host W8.0 x64 Guest W10 x86
       15 Mar 2015 #44

    waltc said: View Post
    But, unless you want to redo everything relative to your x86 profile, like passwords and bookmarks (which I didn't want to do), it's better to simply share the profile of the x86 version,
    Or you can "cheat" and export bookmarks to a .json file. Also with Password Exporter extension you can export and import passwords. The .json works much better than the old export to html. I have all folders on my Bookmarks Toolbar. With backup to .json then Restore in the other browser the folders and all come out fine. No need for SyncPlaces extension anymore.

    Edit: I have a few guest OS in virtual machines and using Sync to set up FF and variants gets messy very quickly. It's better just to load the bookmarks .json file etc..
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 196
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
       15 Mar 2015 #45

    Waterfox Cyberfox


    Have been trying both. Cyberfox does ask to download from Chrome settings etc. Waterfox did not.
    Both are much faster than IE11 or Chrome.
    right now my choice would be Cyberfox.
    Larry

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    fyi ... A 64-bit version of Firefox known as Waterfox has been available for some time now. They just recently updated it to v36 to match Firefox. There's also another 64-bit version known as Cyberfox -- but I haven't used that one.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 700
    Host W8.0 x64 Guest W10 x86
       16 Mar 2015 #46

    One thing about Cyberfox, when FF updates it seems like an hour later(perhaps a slight exaggeration) Cyberfox has the same version out. That would make sense if it is indeed just a rebuild with an optimizing compiler.
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  7. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 236
    7, 10TP
       18 Mar 2015 #47

    MilesAhead said: View Post
    Or you can "cheat" and export bookmarks to a .json file. Also with Password Exporter extension you can export and import passwords. The .json works much better than the old export to html. I have all folders on my Bookmarks Toolbar. With backup to .json then Restore in the other browser the folders and all come out fine. No need for SyncPlaces extension anymore.

    Edit: I have a few guest OS in virtual machines and using Sync to set up FF and variants gets messy very quickly. It's better just to load the bookmarks .json file etc..
    Bookmarks are backed up in FF automatically. All you need to do to transfer your bookmarks to a different profile is to copy the json file form the latest backup and then restore.

    Same with almost everything else - all kinds of settings, passwords, etc., are stored in particular files in your profile. Just copy those files over and it's done. No need for special add-ons to do this.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,392
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       18 Mar 2015 #48

    Transfer FF Profile Data


    unifex said: View Post
    Bookmarks are backed up in FF automatically. All you need to do to transfer your bookmarks to a different profile is to copy the json file form the latest backup and then restore.

    Same with almost everything else - all kinds of settings, passwords, etc., are stored in particular files in your profile. Just copy those files over and it's done. No need for special add-ons to do this.
    Here's a link to MozillaZine:
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferri...file_-_Firefox
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  9. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 700
    Host W8.0 x64 Guest W10 x86
       18 Mar 2015 #49

    unifex said: View Post
    Bookmarks are backed up in FF automatically. All you need to do to transfer your bookmarks to a different profile is to copy the json file form the latest backup and then restore.

    Same with almost everything else - all kinds of settings, passwords, etc., are stored in particular files in your profile. Just copy those files over and it's done. No need for special add-ons to do this.
    When I set up a new VM i usually copy FF portable into it to get started. Some extensions don't work across all my FF variants. FEBE helps. To me wading through all the funky FF folders is not convenient. I'd rather just manually sync bookmarks and passwords. SyncPlaces used to do it in one stroke but the WiFi I use most blocks ftp and direct to folder never seems to work with passwords. Password exporter is easier.
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  10.    18 Mar 2015 #50

    Lee said: View Post
    Welcome back there Big Guy. . .long time no see. . .
    Thanks Lee. I'm no longer evaluating 10 TP, but just watching things develop from afar. I've decided I prefer Windows 8.1 for future upgrade purposes.

    Cheers!
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