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Running Pale Moon and Pale Moon Portable concurently

Posted: 2015-05-10, 04:03
by Moggie
I love Pale Moon and Pale Moon Portable but find I can only open one or the other when I want to open multiple windows. Is there a way to make them run concurrently?

Re: Running Pale Moon and Pale Moon Portable concurently

Posted: 2015-05-10, 09:47
by New Tobin Paradigm
Edit the Palemoon-Portable.ini and uncomment the MOZ_NO_REMOTE option...

;MOZ_NO_REMOTE=1

to

MOZ_NO_REMOTE=1

Re: Running Pale Moon and Pale Moon Portable concurently

Posted: 2015-05-10, 16:21
by Moggie
A thousand thanks, Matt!

I'm glad Pale Moon will never be like FireFox again. Was a fan of Firefox till it decided it wanted to be another Chrome.

Thank God for Pale Moon. It's the best!

Re: Running Pale Moon and Pale Moon Portable concurently

Posted: 2015-05-12, 02:11
by RedRamGT
I agree with Moggie - the Pale Moon team has done an awesome job of making an excellent browser.
Hats Off and Many Thanks to all of you!!

Re: Running Pale Moon and Pale Moon Portable concurently

Posted: 2015-05-12, 17:30
by Moggie
Hi Matt,

I edited the INI file as you suggested and was able to get both Pale Moon Portable and non-portable to open at the same time; however I can get only one Portable window to open at a time. When I try to open another, I get the message: "Pale Moon is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Pale Moon process, or restart your system."

Any ideas how to get multiple windows to open in the Portable?

Thanks!

Re: Running Pale Moon and Pale Moon Portable concurently

Posted: 2015-05-12, 17:48
by eskaton023
Does hitting Control-N not open another window?

Re: Running Pale Moon and Pale Moon Portable concurently

Posted: 2015-05-12, 21:26
by Moggie
Thank you, eskaton023, yes it does. I had no idea about Control-N.

I was simply clicking the icon in my task bar and that wasn't working.

Thanks again for your help.

Just out of curiosity, could you tell me why Control-N works but clicking on the Palemoon icon doesn't?

Re: Running Pale Moon and Pale Moon Portable concurently

Posted: 2015-05-12, 22:26
by eskaton023
Do you mean clicking on the Windows taskbar? What happens with a left/right click there will depend on your version of Windows, if the icon is pinned or not, etc. That approach will try to spawn another palemoon.exe process though, and it's not built to run that way. There might be an extension or way to add a jump list command for a new window on the taskbar. You can also click the blue Pale Moon widget, hover over New Tab, and New Window is an option there as well.

Ctrl-N is a shortcut that goes back to the 3.X branch (at least) of Netscape Navigator. It doesn't start another process, but nests another window within the same process..basically. Both IE and Chrome have the same shortcut for a new window. For browsers it's nearly as old and prevalant as hitting F1 for help.

Re: Running Pale Moon and Pale Moon Portable concurently

Posted: 2015-05-12, 22:31
by Moonchild
Control-N (or using the app menu) doesn't try to start a new copy of the browser. clicking on the icon in the task bar does.

Because you have to disable "remote" operation to run concurrently with your other version, this very switch also prevents the browser from hooking into the already running copy and opening a new window. Because it can't hook in and the running copy doesn't respond to the request to hook in, it can't start (hence the error message which tells you that the running browser isn't responding to the remote request). Does that explanation make sense to you?

Re: Running Pale Moon and Pale Moon Portable concurently

Posted: 2015-05-13, 04:19
by Moggie
Yes, thank you, Moonchild, it makes perfect sense. I figured it had something to do with the edit to the INI file in order to get it to run concurrently with my other Pale Moon, but I wanted to know what exactly. I'm not very techie oriented.

Eskaton023, thank you too for your help.

Mog