4 Replies Latest reply on May 13, 2008 10:34 AM by dscitechwriter

    Testing in multiple browsers

      I hope I'm not duplicating a discussion I think would have been somewhere on this forum...I just can't find it.

      However, when building Flash help (or WinHelp for that matter), I need to test under both FireFox and IE. Unfortunately, it seems as if RH only recognizes FireFox for me (since it is defined as my default browser).

      Is there a way that I can tell RH that I have two browsers, and want to use them both to preview/test output so that I may chose which to use? Added both Firefox and IE to the toolbox doesn't seem to work and I don't see any option elsewhere to define my browsers. (I think FrontPage and Dreamweaver both let you define which browsers you want to use to test with, and you can define multiple browsers.)
        • 1. Testing in multiple browsers
          Ben Minson Level 2
          I'm not familiar with the Toolbox, so someone else probably has a better answer. But for testing in different browsers, I settle for going to the location of the output files on my hard drive, right-clicking on my .htm start page, and going to Open With > Firefox (IE is my default).

          • 2. Testing in multiple browsers
            Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional
            Hey, who shot Ben when he was in mid sentence? Glad to see it wasn't fatal and he came back and finished the job.

            Sorry you can't set RH up that way. There is a Firefox extension which adds to the context menu of both IE and FF to switch to the other browser with the same page displayed.

            Sorry, don't ask me where to find it or its name.

            • 3. Re: Testing in multiple browsers
              Ben Minson Level 2
              Good old IE... it scrolled the page on me, so the Reply button slid right under my mouse when I was trying to click somewhere else.
              • 4. Re: Testing in multiple browsers
                dscitechwriter Level 1
                <chuckle> and now you see why I prefer Firefox!! Unfortunately, since we do have a number of Unix users and develop for both Win and Unix environments, I'm somewhat disappointed to see this answer. Seems as though we have a lot of users who use Firefox. Must admit, it is a minor disappointment but there are some differences between Firefox and IE so it's usually a good idea to test and review under both browsers.

                I'll look around for the Firefox extension and if I can find it, I'll try to post it here.