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MultiBrowser allows you to take control of the many browsers that you may have installed on your Mac. Whenever you click on a link in just about any application (e.g. Mail, Preview, etc), MultiBrowser will appear and allow you to choose which browser to open that link in. MultiBrowser's browser selection window is highly configurable allowing you to change its colors, size, and more so that you can decide exactly what it should look like. MultiBrowser uses built-in Mac OS X services so that it does not even have to be running until you actually click a link - this means that it will not waste any of your Mac's resources. MultiBrowser more...

What's New

Version 1.1.1:
  • Renamed all references of (the incorrectly named) "combo-box" to (the now correctly named) "popup menu"
  • Simplified and improved "Preview Appearance" code
  • When the browser selection window appears, it will be positioned so that the mouse will now be over the initially selected browser (unless you have the location always set to centered)
  • Updated pie chart more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Eridani Member IconReview+15
Eridani
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And still amazingly working on Mavericks!

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Version 1.1.1
Icharlie Member IconReview+0
Icharlie
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This app is awesome!
Let you choose which browser to open, so you can let different browsers have their purpose

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Version 1.1.1
MikeUnderwood Member IconComment+0
MikeUnderwood
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Hi, I hope someone can help me out here. I have sent a couple of emails to the developer with no response, so I think the project might be dead. But I love MultiBrowser but since my upgrade to Mountain Lion it will not work. It keeps telling me MultiBrowser should not be run directly. If MultiBrowser is enabled (from the Preference Pane) it will automatically run when you click a link.

I am not trying to run it directly, I am clicking on a link and while the Multibrower window comes up so does the message. I have tried removing and reinstalling the application a couple of times and that has not fixed the issue

Thanks for any suggestions.
Mike

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Version 1.1.1
edwintrejo
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Try http://www.choosyosx.com/

Robio Member IconReview+68
Robio
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As a QA engineer, I'm always working in multiple browsers at once. I've been using MultiBrowser for a couple years now, and I don't know what I'd do without it. I've donated twice because it's been of such good value to me.

I haven't upgraded to Lion yet — here's hoping it's Lion compatible!

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Version 1.1.1
Sw_tester Member IconReview+59
Sw_tester
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After using this for a while it works great.
A bonus feature is if I accidentally click a link I can click cancel and not open the link.

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Version 1.1.1
Sw_tester Member IconComment+59
Sw_tester
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a hot key to enable and disable would make this super great.

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Version 1.1.1
Steven Goodheart Member IconReview+442
Steven Goodheart
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Love it. Does exactly what is says, is easy to use, readily configurable. For someone who bounces around from browser to browser, like me, this is a godsend. Plus, it's free! Thanks!

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Version 1.1.1
Bikerfunjoe Member IconReview+2
Bikerfunjoe
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It's a fact, some websites look and/or work better in different browsers. For example, my WordPress site editor does some quirky things in Safari, but works great in Firefox. Google Docs and GMail work better in Chrome (makes sense, Google wrote Chrome). There's lots of reasons you might want to view a website in one particular browser and that one may not be your default. MultiBrowser lets you choose which browser you want to open a link with and does so beautifully.
After installing the MultiBrowser PrefPane and setting MultiBrowser as your default browser, whenever you click on a link in an e-mail or any other document, MultiBrowser pops up a list of the browsers installed on your Mac and lets you choose which one to open the link with. It couldn't be easier. Additionally, the MultiBrowser popup is very attractive and completely configurable. It reminds me of Growl notifications except the list pops up at the mouse pointer.
Kudos for the developers. By making this free, they've done a great service to the Mac community.

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Version 1.1.1
auser Member IconComment+6
auser
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Bug : I have a 'Firefox 3.app' and a 'Firefox 4.app'. I added both to selection. But MultiBrowser shows both as Firefox 4.

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Version 1.1.1
auser
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Additionally, removing both, and re-adding only 'Firefox 3.app' still shows it as 'Firefox 4' now. No amount of removal and re-add seems to fix it.

Tesseract Software (Developer)
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Sorry for taking so long to answer this.

MB keeps track and launches applications by using their "bundle id". A nice benefit of this is that if you move one of your browsers to a different location on your hard drive, MB will still be able to launch it. Anyways, the problem is that Firefox 3 and Firefox 4 have the same bundle id because they are both Firefox; that bundle id is "com.mozilla.firefox". So, if you have two programs with the same bundle id, then OS X will choose one when MB tries to launch it (or get information about it); I'm not sure how OS X decides which one to use though.

I realize now that MB would be quite useful for somebody who has more than one version of the same browser, so I'll try to figure out a way around this issue for the next update. I'm going to be fairly busy for a while and won't have much time to work on MB, so in the meantime, you can try a work-around by changing the bundle id of one of the Firefoxes. The bundle id is defined in the info.plist file in the application bundle. You can find a lot of information about info.plist from this website (and the key you want is "CFBundleIdentifier") http://www.mactipsandtricks.com/articles/Wiley_HT_appBundles.lasso

auser
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Thanks. I changed the bundle identifier and that works as you explained.

auser Member IconComment+6
auser
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Thanks for implementing automatic cursor move to the chosen browser.

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Version 1.1.1
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Version 1.1.1
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macrex18
Version 1.1.1
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Falstaffa
Version 1.1.1
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Fontgoddess
Version 1.1.1
user icon-3
craigfin74
Version 1.1.1
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Rsimpso1
Version 1.1.1
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Downloads 12,644
Version Downloads 8,828
License Free
Date 16 Sep 2010
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
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