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Unstable version installed seperately

Post by Giraffe » 2019-12-14, 09:10

I'd like to 'play' with the unstable version - and yes, I realise that using Portable is the obvious way - but install it. Is this possible in a way that doesn't pick up the Profile for the stable version already installed? Also, I don't want the stable version's Profile 'contaminated', of course.
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Re: Unstable version installed seperately

Post by Moonchild » 2019-12-14, 09:25

Start the unstable with a batch file that has the path to a designated profile indicated.

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palemoon.exe -profile [full path to profile]
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Create a folder "PM-Unstable-Profile" in your Documents folder in explorer, then start Pale moon with:

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palemoon.exe -profile C:\Users\Giraffe\Documents\PM-Unstable-Profile
(change the path according to your Windows user name of course)
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Re: Unstable version installed seperately

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-12-14, 14:22

Or dump the unstable into the portable stub if on Windows.

That will let you test everything and be isolated save system integration via shellservice.
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Re: Unstable version installed seperately

Post by Moonchild » 2019-12-14, 15:31

... Giraffe already said the portable was not desired.
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Re: Unstable version installed seperately

Post by Giraffe » 2019-12-14, 16:58

Moonchild wrote:
2019-12-14, 09:25
Start the unstable with a batch file that has the path to a designated profile indicated.

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palemoon.exe -profile [full path to profile]
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Create a folder "PM-Unstable-Profile" in your Documents folder in explorer, then start Pale moon with:

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palemoon.exe -profile C:\Users\Giraffe\Documents\PM-Unstable-Profile
(change the path according to your Windows user name of course)
OK, thank you. Could it go into C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\, same as most other apps? I'm used to finding things there.
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Re: Unstable version installed seperately

Post by Moonchild » 2019-12-14, 20:04

You can put it wherever you want; I was just giving an example :)
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Re: Unstable version installed seperately

Post by Giraffe » 2019-12-25, 15:14

Update on this (not doing much today :D ):

PMS is Pale Moon Stable, default browser.
PMU is the installed Unstable version.

If PMU is running and PMS is started, then PMS looks like - and has the icon of - PMU. It also affects the 'Profile' of PMU.
PMU's 'Profile' is in C:\Users\Giraffe\AppData\Roaming\PaleMoon-Unstable-Profile\ but just in a folder labelled "Profile" - not the typical label for a profile.


If PMS is running and PMU is started, PMU looks like PMS and affects PMS' Profile by updating it to the time of starting.
PMS' Profile is in C:\Users\Giraffe\AppData\Roaming\Moonchild Productions\Pale Moon\Profiles\m3ncnzaw.default\.

PMU was installed using a batch file, as instructed:
D:\WebDownloads\palemoon-unstable-latest.win32.installer.exe -profile C:\Users\Giraffe\AppData\Roaming\PaleMoon-Unstable-Profile\

PMU's shortcut has:
"D:\Program Files\Pale Moon Unstable\palemoon.exe" -profile C:\Users\Giraffe\AppData\Roaming\PaleMoon-Unstable-Profile

I don't know if this is the cause of the 'crosstalk', but it's not what I intended to do! Obviously I've made at least one mistake somewhere.
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Re: Unstable version installed seperately

Post by coffeebreak » 2019-12-25, 20:23

Giraffe wrote:
2019-12-25, 15:14
If PMU is running and PMS is started, then PMS looks like - and has the icon of - PMU. It also affects the 'Profile' of PMU.
Likely one or the other version needs to be run with the -no-remote switch if they are run concurrently (same as if you were running two profiles of the same installation of Pale Moon concurrently).

AFAIK it's advised to not use -no-remote with a default profile. So try adding it to the PMU shortcut so it becomes this:

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"D:\Program Files\Pale Moon Unstable\palemoon.exe" -no-remote -profile "C:\Users\Giraffe\AppData\Roaming\PaleMoon-Unstable-Profile"

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Re: Unstable version installed seperately

Post by Giraffe » 2019-12-26, 09:12

Thank you coffeebreak - that's got rid of both problems in one go.
Now I can start fettling PMU. I still don't why it has just a 'Profile' folder and not Profile/crypticname similar to PMS. It might be because I created the Profile folder before installing it and should have had just PaleMoon-Unstable.
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Re: Unstable version installed seperately

Post by adesh » 2019-12-26, 10:34

Because that's how it works when you provide a "--profile" argument.

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Re: Unstable version installed seperately

Post by back2themoon » 2020-01-17, 23:14

Not directly related, but probably best to ask without a new topic.

Is it preferable (for you) testing the unstable on a clean profile, or after upgrading a current profile?
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Re: Unstable version installed seperately

Post by Giraffe » 2020-01-18, 10:29

If this question is aimed at me, I wanted to start with a clean Profile then add mostly aids to ease of use - nothing that interferes with the browser's core functions.
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Re: Unstable version installed seperately

Post by back2themoon » 2020-01-19, 10:12

Thanks, question was aimed at Moonchild but I guess both clean/non-clean profile testing can be useful.
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