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I'm looking for a way to test websites on multiple versions of Firefox. I reckon at a time only one version of Firefox can be setup on each computer?

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I would use MultiFox. I have posted a link below.

http://www.webmonkey.com/blog/Test_Multiple_Firefox_Versions_with_MultiFirefox

I think that this is a good choice because it can run the different versions of FireFox, but also because it can run them at the same time.

Edit: the new address is http://davemartorana.com/multifirefox

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Mac only –  John T Sep 9 '09 at 12:13
    
Here's the final destination: davemartorana.com/multifirefox - thanks, checking this out. –  ymasood Sep 9 '09 at 12:14
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I use Browsershots for this. Nothing to install.

You can also use the portable versions of Firefox, and edit your FirefoxPortable.ini file if you wish to run them simulataneously.

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Wouldn't that be cumbersome? Anything that allows running it locally on the dev machine? –  ymasood Sep 9 '09 at 12:12
    
updated to reflect –  John T Sep 9 '09 at 12:18
    
+1 for browsershots. It's much easier than installing tonnes of browsers. And once its all done you can download all the screenshots in a zip file. –  Sam152 Sep 9 '09 at 12:23
    
Thanks looks good. :) –  ymasood Sep 9 '09 at 12:24
    
I must agree, Browsershots is the way to go. Don't commit yourself to one browser, either. –  Breakthrough Sep 9 '09 at 12:27
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You can run multiple versions of firefox simultaneously on the same machine, by using a seperate profile for each one. This blog post goes through how to set it up. (It talks about FF2 & 3, but the same should also work for FF3.5)

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Here's what I do personally for testing... run portable firefox (from portable apps) with different versions. Of course the latest 3.5 is native install on my computer, but FF3, FF 2, and FF 1 - I run as portable apps.

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they can all run simultaneously too by the way.

Portable Firefox Legacy Versions

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Personally, I always prefer to use Utilu Mozilla Firefox Collection http://utilu.com/UtiluMFC/

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Please be a little bit more detailed if you recommend software to other users: meta.superuser.com/questions/5329/… –  Oliver Salzburg Aug 16 '12 at 12:25
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