Is it OK to run Ten Four Fox versions 17.1.11 and 24+ on the same OS X installation?

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Fire Angel

18 Dec, 2013 10:24 AM

Well the title says it all. I've downloaded but not used version 24. I use one web site where I've had to enable flash and I use a patched version to fool the site into thinking it's up to date. Most of the time I have no problem with Flash being blocked (by an add-on as well as by switching off the plug-in support). However for that one site I'd quite like to keep 17.0.11 running as well as using 24 and above. However will using version 24 prevent me from using version 17 reliably by changing the profile format or preferences format?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 18 Dec, 2013 04:20 PM

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    Officially, you shouldn't do that; there are no guarantees.

    Unofficially, you can have as many versions of TenFourFox on your system as you like. Switching between 17.0.11 and 24.x.0 will probably work at least for settings, preferences and bookmarks, but certain add-ons may not like it. And keep in mind that 17 receives no further security updates, even though the risk of your single site being compromised and used to attack your browser is obviously quite low.

    Why not, for that other site, use a separate browser altogether like Leopard WebKit or iCab?

  2. 2 Posted by Fire Angel on 18 Dec, 2013 04:43 PM

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    I'm running Tiger most of the time so I can run software that I use for work, but I will explore other browsers for that one site. I have tried some other browsers but so far the only one that will run on my G5 Quad that will also work properly on that site is TenFourFox. I haven't though, tried iCab,so thanks for the suggestion.

    Thanks for the information too, I'll try a few more browsers and see if one of them works. I know Camino doesn't but we'll see about iCab and a few others.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 18 Dec, 2013 04:46 PM

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    You could also consider OmniWeb; technically they still support 10.4, though the most current testing versions jumped abruptly to 10.9.

    Please note that whatever is (be it a modified 24 or 31), the likelihood of there being an incompatibility between profiles jumps dramatically, so you might only get away with this once. That's why I'm thinking a totally separate browser may be a better idea.

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