Why does Firefox open when I try to launch Aurora Browser?

Ari. October 24, 2011

Currently, I am using Firefox 7.1 on Windows 7 Ultimate. Everything is fine.

I wanna try Aurora Browser. I downloaded and installed. Launching Aurora opens Firefox. Reading “about” section reveals that I am still running Firefox and not Aurora.

Can someone please help me to install Aurora browser. Thanking in anticipation.

  1. Anonymous
    October 24, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    How to... Run Firefox and Aurora on the Same Computer

  2. Mjevolve
    October 24, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    hello . 
    this is happening because , 
    in order to run Aurora Build alongside Firefox , 
    both need to use  their respective individual profiles .

    meaning , 
    there should be a separate profile for Firefox and a separate for Aurora .
    else it will not work .

    as you have Firefox installed ,launching Aurora will launch the Firefox default profile .

    here is what you should try .

    uninstall the Aurora for now .

    type this in the start search bar , without the quotations 
    -- " firefox -P profile_name -no-remote "
    and click enter . 

    this would launch the Firefox Profile manager .
    click on - Create Profile .
    rename the profile you want ( like Aurora ) and choose the destination folder .
    click create and you are done .

    and also uncheck the option " Dont Ask at Start Up " .
    we want it to show at start up .! 

    [ an important point , 
    before creating a new profile and trying the new version , 
    its important to backup the existing profile .
    you can use Mozback up or Firefox extension - FeBe . ]

    after the profile has been created , exit the profile manager .

    now install the Aurora .

    after the installation is complete , 
    do not click on Launch or Start .
    just exit the installer .

    now go to your desktop icon of Aurora and launch it .

    this would open up the Profile Manager again .
    now click on the newly created profile ( like Aurora we named and created ) and click on Launch .

    your Aurora will be ready to go ..!  :)

    tell  if it worked or more help needed ....

    • Mjevolve
      October 24, 2011 at 8:10 pm

      to launch the Firefox profile manager , you can also type in and enter  --

      firefox.exe -ProfileManager 

      into the Start Search box .

  3. Jeff Fabish
    October 24, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Hi Ari,

    This is probably a misconception. Aurora still uses the process name "Firefox" as it is just a browser to test upcoming Firefox releases and by all means still looks and acts like Firefox.

    Try launching from here:
    32 bit: C:Program FilesAuroraFirefox.exe
    64 bit: C:Program Files (x86)AuroraFirefox.exe

    If that doesn't work, re-install Aurora.