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Multiple independent firefox windows.

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  1. NegroHat

    NegroHat Newbie

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    I'm looking for a way of running multiple independent installs of firefox simultaneously.

    I've tried a few things I found on google, but they were for older firefox versions. The tutorial that I found for a current version of firefox *sort of* worked, but the extensions somehow shared information and were not independent.

    I want to have imacros and some other extensions running in different windows with different settings. Any ideas?
     
  2. DigitalGangster

    DigitalGangster Regular Member

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    the only other way i can think is to have several vmwares running. Each having its own firefox version, if you have a good computer you can have that running .
     
  3. NegroHat

    NegroHat Newbie

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    I've tried that. Currently have 7 VM's on virtualbox running Xubuntu. That's about the max this computer can do. At this point I am limited by RAM usage. I was hoping multiple firefox installs would allow me to do the same amount of automated work with with less RAM.
     
  4. sirgold

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    There you go, bro:

    Code:
    firefox -no-remote -P [nameofinstance]
    you might want to add the folder in front of the firefox executable if it's not in the global PATH variable:

    Code:
    c:\program files\mozilla firefox\firefox -no-remote -P [nameofinstance]
    You can name and run as many instances as you want.
     
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  5. webmast

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    Download the portaible version of Firefox. It's called Firefox Portable (or whatever). Copy it in as many folders as you need.
    If you have too many windows running simultaneously you can install VirtuaWin too. It's like having 20 monitors :D
     
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    or chrome which is way faster ;)
     
  7. webmast

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    Actually there are a few reasons to prefer Firefox over Chrome:

    1. Users complain about the iMacros plugin for Chrome being a total crap.
    2. As a blackhatter you don't want to use any Google products.
    3. Firefox has more plugins and it isn't really that slow.

    ;)
     
  8. NegroHat

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    I would love to use Chrome, but it does not have an extension I need.
     
  9. sirgold

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    Sorry, but I can't resist saying wht follows. I assume that most ppl that are "suggesting" chrome have never even automated a single thing... :rolleyes: Whenever you create an automated macro firefox is ABSOLUTE bliss and chrome doesn't even come close.

    1. The ability to modify what you see in "about:config" via text files on the fly (think -for instance- abt rotating proxies on a schedule without the need of limited plugins like foxyproxy while running an iMacro.. Or changing useragents, modifying parameters at run time with a simple vbs and so forth...)

    2. The architecture of chrome that spawns a process per tab tends to hog the machine you're running your automation on, especially when scaling things up.

    3. I second that iMacros on chrome is awful. Even the new beta that should allow to save the macros on disk.

    4. The ability of firefox to extend or LIMIT what the default browser can do via simple addons is truly unparalleled.

    And so forth... :pirate: