Sharing Pale Moon Data files [Solved]

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Sharing Pale Moon Data files [Solved]

Unread postby MGA74 » Sun, 31 May 2015, 14:24

Your advice, please!

I have Pale Moon running under MATE 17.0. I have just installed Xfce 17.1 under a dual boot system with DATA partitions, but Pale Moon is not yet installed under Xfce.

Is it possible to install Pale Moon so that its data files (website addresses, etc) are shared by both MATE and Xfce? If so, I would be very grateful for instructions.
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Re: Sharing Pale Moon Data files

Unread postby squarefractal » Sun, 31 May 2015, 15:14

You do not need to have different OS installs to use different desktop environments. It is possible to install different DEs on the same install and switch to your preferred DE at the time of login.

As far as your question is concerned, it isn't recommended, since the profile path is put into many places in your profile and this can lead to broken functionality.

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Re: Sharing Pale Moon Data files

Unread postby Moonchild » Sun, 31 May 2015, 15:40

MGA74 wrote:Is it possible to install Pale Moon so that its data files (website addresses, etc) are shared by both MATE and Xfce? If so, I would be very grateful for instructions.


You can specify a profile location by starting Pale Moon with:

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[/path/to/]palemoon -p /path/to/profile


If you make sure the path is similar in both OS installs (e.g. using the same mount) then there shouldn't be any issue whatsoever using it this way.
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Re: Sharing Pale Moon Data files

Unread postby MGA74 » Sun, 31 May 2015, 16:35

Thank you for your replies.

Moonchild, could you be more specific, please? Where would I find my profile on my existing installation of Pale Moon? Should I copy it to a location in the (shared) DATA location? Where then do I put your command to start Pale Moon?

Thank you very much for your interest!

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Re: Sharing Pale Moon Data files

Unread postby trava90 » Tue, 02 Jun 2015, 19:24

MGA74 wrote:Where would I find my profile on my existing installation of Pale Moon?

It is located in ~/.moonchild productions/pale moon (note the spaces).

MGA74 wrote:Should I copy it to a location in the (shared) DATA location?

Yes.

MGA74 wrote:Where then do I put your command to start Pale Moon?

If you used the installer, you can simply type (minus quotes) in your terminal "palemoon -p /path/to/profile".

You will need to do that on both of your operating systems and it should work.

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Re: Sharing Pale Moon Data files

Unread postby New Tobin Paradigm » Tue, 02 Jun 2015, 19:33

You could put the data in a central location then symlink to it from the default location as an alt.. You can also use the profile manager to directly tell it where to store the profile.
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Re: Sharing Pale Moon Data files [Solved]

Unread postby MGA74 » Sat, 06 Jun 2015, 18:34

A big thank you to trava90 and to Tobin for your help. Your expertise made the difference!

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Re: Sharing Pale Moon Data files [Solved]

Unread postby trava90 » Sat, 06 Jun 2015, 19:01

Glad to help! :)


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