PortableApps.com Releases Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 3

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Submitted by John T. Haller on June 17, 2008 - 5:33pm

Firefox logoPortableApps.com is proud to announce the release of Mozilla Firefox®, Portable Edition 3 in English, German, French, Italian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese. It's the just-released Mozilla Firefox 3 bundled with a PortableApps.com launcher as a portable app, so you can take your browser, bookmarks, settings and extensions on the go. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

Read on for more details...

Features

portable_firefox_small.pngMozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured web browser that's easy to use. It has lots of great features including popup-blocking, tabbed-browsing, integrated search, improved privacy features, automatic updating and more. Plus, thanks to the PortableApps.com launcher bundled in the Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition, it leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on, so you can take your favorite browser along with all your favorite bookmarks and extensions with you wherever you go. Learn more about Mozilla Firefox...

New in 3.0

From Mozilla: "Firefox 3 is two to three times faster than its predecessor and offers more than 15,000 improvements, including the revolutionary smart location bar, malware protection, and extensive under the hood work to improve the speed and performance of the browser." Read the press release, release notes or Firefox 3 Frequently Asked Questions.

PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.

Download

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is available for immediate download from the Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition homepage. You can get the German release from the German homepage and the French, Italian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese releases from the Localization page. Get it today!

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John T. Haller's picture

This packages the new official Mozilla Firefox 3 release that was posted at 1pm PDT today. Anything posted before that may not be the actual official build.

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10pm PDT, 1pm EST? That's what I think it was... unless they released late.

Thank you for this release, right in the download day.
I am wondering how to upgrade from Firefox Portable 2 keeping all my information and without risking stability of the new version.

John T. Haller's picture

A backup would be a good way to ensure you save all your stuff just in case... as a general rule, that's a good idea whenever you make a change to your important software. You can use the built in PortableApps.com Backup utility in the PortableApps.com Platform. Or just save a copy of your existing FirefoxPortable directory. But an upgrade of 2.0 to 3.0 of the portable version is just as smooth as upgrading the local version. If you have further questions, please post them in the forums so everyone can help address them.

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Firefox 3 Final release is exactly identical to RC2-RC3 for Windows, so if the launcher has no change, i'll stick with the previous release. Thank you .

-Bug fix: Extentions and Crash report folders were left behind
-Asks on startup for cache saving (for slow/fast drives)

For full details, check out the beta testing forum. http://portableapps.com/node/14077

Edit: I have a Portable Firefox 3 installed already, which has settings/addons I'd like to keep. Is it ok to install this to my FireFox 3 Test folder? (Renamed to replace the older version of course)

The guy who acts like he knows what he's talking about.

For those with Questions or Concerns
Be sure to check the support page first:
http://portableapps.com/support/firefox_portable

If you still have questions Please feel free to post your support question here:
http://portableapps.com/forums/support/firefox_portable

This is a news story and as such your requests/questions are likely to be lost Sad
Posting questions to the link I provided should get you quicker responses as it will be seen by many more people Smiling

Thanks,

Tim
moderator

Things have got to get better, they can't get worse, or can they?

Thanks for the quick update. I've been waiting for this, my old FF2 Portable got a litte messed up with having too many extensions, and I'm goning to start from scratch for this update.
Remember to download the local version so you get counted in Mozilla's World Record!

I've been pleasantly surprised with the amount of updates lately, and I am completely floored that Firefox 3 is available today on PortableApps.com -- no temptation to ask when it's going to be released (only to hear "when it's ready")

THANK YOU!

Mozilla!

Not really.

FF3 was such a big project that it required RCs from Mozilla which gave us something to work with early.

Give it time, people will be moaning and groaning "gimmes" soon enough ;-P

At least with John's apps they will always be ready "when they're ready"
and I for one am grateful for that Smiling

Tim

Things have got to get better, they can't get worse, or can they?

I guess I will wait a bit. Untill I see all major extensions updated. I'll wait for at least 3.0.0.1 before I try it.

Did you miss adding the start.portableapps.com homepage as the default or a change of mind? I thought it helped support the cause? I personally made the change.

Unfortunately, due to licensing agreements with Mozilla, PortableApps.com can not change the default home page. The best option we have is the checkbox on the suite installer. I don't think adding that to the Firefox Portable installer would be allowed, nor looked well upon by Mozilla.

This is NOT the official firefox 3, and will not count. (After all, the record is for most downloads of a SINGLE file in 24 hours)

The guy who acts like he knows what he's talking about.

Thanks much for the speedy posting! Had to do a special workaround to get the Morning Coffee extension to work in version 3.0 but thankfully the extension author had the instructions posted.

fast startup: despite all murmur on FFP3 being sooo slow, mine is up within 10 seconds,even after changing the PC -FFP2 (same user profile) took at least 30sec!
So, once again thanks..:))

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I hoped this would be in PortableApps Format! Thank you guys alot xD
How to install:

1. i do not know if this is upgrade, so turn off portable apps launcher. (X on menu)
2. go to portableapps in E: (where E: is your letter of your usb/thumb drive or cd drive.
3. delete old firefox folder (before doing it download the Firefox 3 installer!!!)
4. turn portable apps on in the root of your portable media(an app called "StartPortableApps"
5. install(options->install new app->where you downloaded it to->installer)

I try to install extensions and it just keeps saying to restart my browser. nomatter how many times i do restart it.

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Matt Frewer

broken files - go to support page :), try a fresh install, no copying over in order to set up a new profile folder

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Firefox 3 is so much better than Firefox 2, even though a few of my fave addons aren't compatible yet.
Is Thuderbird 3 Alpha 1 able to be made into a portableapp? Looking forward to that! Awesome work!!

I disabled the anti-phishing configs and the session storage features, but still was experience extremely sluggish response times will FFX3 was running.

I have rolled back to 2.0.014 for now...

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John T. Haller's picture

As always, please take questions and discussions into the forums. There are multiple topics on this as well as possible solutions and discussions of 'fast' flash drives which are actually quite slow with portable apps.

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My flash drive is losing space every time I get out of Firefox. When I check my profile file urlclassifier3.sqlite is like 17 MB. Is there any way to stop it from keeping it.

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John T. Haller's picture

As always, please take questions and discussions into the forums.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

firefox portable tendria muchos usuarios si fuera en idioma español
me gustaria ver una version en español porque eso mejoraria mucho la funcionalidad

para todo el equipo de desarrollo y tecnico de la version portable
muchas gracias por ofrecer esta nueva version de firefox.

One of the ways to improve firfox's speed and performance was to disable history. But they never told us how. Can anybody here tell me?

go to tools/options/privacy uncheck keep my history..;)

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Wait a second, isn't this the installer for 2.0.0.16?

What file linked on this page? There's a link to the Firefox Portable homepage with the correct link on it.