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Foxit PDF reader

I searched the forum to find out if foxit PDF reader is portable or not and some threads say yes and others say no. My understanding is that it leaves an entry in the registry but will run from a usb drive. Is this correct?

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Correct

That's how it is at the moment.
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i built an FoxitPortable

i built an FoxitPortable with Splashscreen for my own, to have the same folder structure...

if it breaks no laws or copyrights (johns splash, johns *portable.exe, etc) i will upload to rapidshare...

edit: it seems not to be perfect, the file history list, with is stored in registry, isn't saved... and i don't find the error...

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If

you use a splash screen with the PortableApps.com logo on it, you can't distribute it unless John gives you permission.
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thats why i'm asked for

thats why i'm asked for permission Smile

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as there is no answer: if

as there is no answer:

if you want it, please give me any contact information... like emailadress oder icq uin oder something else... because i dont want to give you an rapidshare-link here in the forum, when its maybe illegal

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Id like a copy

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you have an email

you have an email Smile

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John is a busy guy, why don't you just mail him directly.

Then you'll find out quickly if its go - no go.

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It's Illegal

As Foxit is closed source software with a typical proprietary license, you can't alter it at all and redistribute it. I even approached the Foxit guys about possibly open sourcing the free version of Foxit so we could truely make it portable, but they never got back to me.

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Recent File List

What is file history list? is that recent file list? if so I had solved this problem.
Just copied the two regkeys below in the regsetting inside PAT.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Foxit Software||HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\Recent File List

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I've been looking for the

I've been looking for the registry that Foxit writes but no luck. I, too, want to make it more portable, but just for personal use. Can anyone tell me where it is?
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Right here...

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Foxit Software

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GREAT IDEA

I was going to ask for the same portable software...

I need a portable PDF reader...

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pdf reader

try the new pdf reader from foxit software i use it and
its not in my add&remove list

if you don't know-ee you should ASCII

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Open Registry Editor and

Open Registry Editor and search for "foxit".

Vintage!

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pdf reader and writer

As a frequent user of pdf i have read your comments with interest sicne i joined this group which is only about two weeks.

I tried foxit and liked the interface and quick time it takes to load [one can get rid of the silly advert by removing all toolbars i discovered. However no-one has mentioned that foxit does not seem to read more complicated maths formula which i need.

I have gone back to using Acrobat but use an early version ver 5 to avoid slow startup. It seems to cope with everything very well. I'm not interested in eBooks and the more modern features. I can also use it at work as it's installed on all machines. However i'd still like something portable but no-one has yet produced a real alternative. I do find it helps to have Acrobat in the startup menu and then i have its use for all day.

As for writing the oo export is portable but is a poor result compared with primopdf which is a free non-portable application.

These two applications take some beating in my opinion.

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Foxit errors

I used Foxit several times, but 3 out of 7 PDFs weren't displayed correctly. And those were average PDFs, without transparency (PDF v1.3), etc.

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OOO

open office reads and writes PDFs properly
And it is already portable on this site

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Foxit Reader Portable

I assume this one will be legal. Executable not included. You have to download it from the Foxit site and it remains untouched. Read the comments about installation. Works good.

http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1041

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Well,

Since there seems to be a renewed interest in this program, I guess I'll finally post it. This is JUST THE LAUNCHER. To make it work, you must download the executable from the Foxit website and place it in the Foxit directory. I'm in the same boat John is, waiting on a reply from the company...

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FoxitPE LAuncher

Thanks OTBSupport it works like a charm. Now there won't be any pesky Foxit registry entries in other peoples computers.

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actually

there are...

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Thanks! Works Great!

Thanks! Works Great!

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'Tis already portable - more or less...

I guess I would call what you're looking for "portable stealthware", in that such proggies leave no traces of themselves behind.
As for me - and for most folks, I presume - I simply want apps that I can take with me and use on another PC w/o having to install said app first. This is esp. true when we don't have the necessary privileges to install on said PC, as in a workplace PC.

That said, Foxit Reader fits this bill rather nicely.

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It's not a matter a matter

It's not a matter a matter of stealth, since ALL apps show in \%Windir%\Prefetch\ anyway. It's for the same reason ePSXe, Limewire (aside from requiring Java) and many others aren't portable: settings are stored in the registry, which means that when you go to another registry hive, your settings are lost.

It is impossible to run anything stealthily and portably, at least not without causing a big security breach of your host systems.

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Not necessarily...

@ Bahamut:

"It's not a matter of stealth"
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Be that as it may, it certainly is a matter of DEGREE:
Some proggies are cleaner and thus more *relatively* stealthy than others. Anything you have to install is by definition NOT stealthy in the least.
Stuff that only leaves its traces behind in the registry (and not on the desktop, or in various directories on the HDD, or the "recent documents" history) is, thereby relatively stealthy.
My main concern is to be able to run my own apps on someone else's/my employer's machine without hosing same, or leaving any OBVIOUS traces of my activity behind. If there are *less*-obvious traces buried in the registry, I can live with that.

"It is impossible to run anything stealthily and portably, at least not without causing a big security breach of your host systems."
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Hafta disagree with you here, Bah. If I know there's no virii on/in the portables that I use, and the host box is not connected to the net, I fail to see where there's a breach

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