as a web developer, I am working on cross browser usage. I know, I know, there are websites that take snap shots.
I have (on the same computer) firefox, safari, opera, ie7, ie6, ie5.
I want to test in all of these browsers.
At windows command line, it's fairly easy to launch a url in each of these.
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" [url]www.google.com[/url]
So, I figured, "why not make a bat file that opens the site up in each of these browsers". It should be easy enough right?
"C:\Program Files\MultipleIEs\IE6\IEXPLORE.exe" www.google.com
"C:\Program Files\MultipleIEs\IE55\IEXPLORE.exe" www.google.com
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" www.google.com
and save as .bat and open the bat file.
Well, what is happening is that it does open them, but not all at once, not even one right after the other. I have to close the first one, then the second one pops up, then close that and the third one pops up.
I have tried prefixing these with "start". which (for some weird reason), only serves to open all three of these in IE7 (my default browser).
Eventually, I would prefer to build a small VB program that will open them all in a tab style format, unfortunately, I don't think that's possible given that vb 2005 only has one browser type to use.
At any rate, if anyone can tell me why there is this pause happening and how to get around it, that would be great.