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Old 04. Aug 2017, 03:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Sandboxie question...

I am playing with a number of different browsers in anticipation of what will come to pass with Firefox come v57.

I have run through a number of them, few to my liking, Waterfox has some potential.

I want to set up a permanent sandbox for Waterfox, but with the existing Firefox box, I've confused myself, not sure how to do this, especially if I delete Firefox after 57.

1. Do I need an entirely new box?

2. Do I just set up a Waterfox box under my existing box?

3. Do I just copy my settings, if so, what needs to change?

Thanks, in advance...
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Old 05. Aug 2017, 06:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have a look over here.
https://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?HelpTopics
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Old 05. Aug 2017, 08:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I want to set up a permanent sandbox for Waterfox....
1. Do I need an entirely new box?

2. Do I just set up a Waterfox box under my existing box?

3. Do I just copy my settings, if so, what needs to change?

Thanks, in advance...
You are always better off using separate sandboxes for different browsers and programs. By using dedicated sandboxes you isolate the browser/program not only from the system but from other programs as well. This is something you always want to achieve, you maximize isolation when you separate programs which is something you don't accomplish when you run all programs in one sandbox. Using separate sandboxes allows you to restrict the sandbox something thats very hard to do when you run a few programs in the same sandbox. Also, the chances of running into conflicts or problems are lower when you dedicate sandboxes to specific programs.

I think you know how to create a new sandbox, when you doing it, don't copy any settings. And set it up pretty much as you set the one for Firefox. Set it up to delete on closing, allow bookmarks to be saved out of the sandbox and set the R/ecovery function (stupid filter, I had to put an / because it blocked that word).

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Eldon, thanks...

Bo, as always, thanks, will do - that's the advice I was looking for.

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Bo, as always, thanks, will do - that's the advice I was looking for.
I am glad to help, windyctyprog. I wanted to write more yesterday but the spam filter was very annoying last night. Half of what I wrote got lost while trying to figure out the word that triggered the spam message. It was 2AM and I was fed up. I almost take a picture of what I wanted to post.....and post the picture instead of what I posted. Next time I might just do that.

By the way, one thing you might want to do instead of installing all this browsers you are testing in your real system, is to install them in a sandbox, test and then delete the sandbox. That way your system will remain cleaner as all this installation leave files and folders that litter the system. For this kind of sandboxed installations, you might want to uncheck the setting for deleting he sandbox automatically, and when you are done testing a browser, delete the sandbox manually. That way you can keep the sandboxed installation for as long as you want.

Another thing, I tried to install Firefox 57 in a sandbox for testing, its not compatible yet with Sandboxie but what I was able to see, I like it. It was OK.

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windyctyprog,
keep in mind the free version will not allow you to run programs in more than one sandbox at the same time.
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Old 06. Aug 2017, 12:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Eldon: I do know, yes. I am going to run Waterfox as my default until FF 57, see how things play out. I'm not going uninstall Firefox yet.

Bo: I did do that, I only tried Pale Moon and Cyberfox - now discontinued - Not much else I see that I want to deal with. Too old, now getting too cranky.

BTW: Bo, I am going to post something in Chit Chat about Gregg, been meaning to do it for a while, just very busy right now...

Thank you all.
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- now discontinued -
I didn't want to say it the other day, but I think most browsers that don't follow Firefox are going to be discontinued sooner or later after the move to WebExtensions.

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Bo, I suspect you're right.

Question becomes, where do you go? I hate Chrome, not a fan of Opera after they were acquired, Vivaldi has no appeal to me yet, so...

Waterfox has some inherent issues, won't save my preferences, home page, search (keeps reverting to Ecosia, the default search engine), every time I exit it shows it as a crash when I reopen, and etc.

These are things I haven't experienced in a long time, if at all.

Wait and see what FF 57 looks like.
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Wait and see what FF 57 looks like.
I think thats the thing to do. I am getting the feeling that its going to be fine. What I got to see, did not look like Chrome. Sounds unbelievable but its true.

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