[tbb-bugs] #26375 [Applications/Tor Browser]: On Mac, cannot have Tor Browser and Tor Browser Alpha side by side

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#26375: On Mac, cannot have Tor Browser and Tor Browser Alpha side by side
 Reporter:  tom                       |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  needs_information
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
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Comment (by tom):

 Replying to [comment:2 mcs]:
 > In my experience, you can run as many copies of Tor Browser as you like
 as long as:
 > 1. Each browser uses a separate profile. The easiest way to make sure
 that is the case is to not install in /Applications; instead put each
 browser in its own folder so each will have its own TorBrowser-Data

 No, I had stuck it in Applications.

 > 2. Each browser is configured with different SOCKS and control ports, or
 is using UNIX domain sockets.
 > Have you met those conditions? Or maybe you want the different "flavors"
 of Tor Browser to use different profiles by default? I know Firefox does
 that automatically for Developer Edition; I am not sure about the Firefox
 Nightly or ESR (I don't think so).

 For FF, I have the profile selector running on startup and different
 profiles for each browser so that explains that.

 Okay so it sounds like this is either an enhancement (so one can put it in
 Applications and that everything 'just works' by using a different
 port/profile) or a wontfix!

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/26375#comment:3>
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