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FirefoxPortable.exe stays in the process list

I've loaded new FF24-portable installer from portableapps.com.
And now the the process "FirefoxPortable.exe" stays in process list together with "firefox.exe".
I believe the FirefoxPortable.exe is just a launcher and should not always stay in memory.
Is this behaviour normal for new (relative new) FF-portable compilations?

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My old FF-portable edition did not cause this process to stay always in memory.
May be I have to use the old launcher instead? (just update FF to up to date)

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Normal

It has to stay running to clean up after Firefox closes. Firefox leaves bits behind on the local PC that FirefoxPortable.exe cleans up. The launcher will only close if the app itself closes cleanly when set in portable mode (via command line, environment variable, etc) and doesn't need anything cleaned up or moved after the app closes. A few apps work that way. Firefox never has.

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what about old FP-version?

> The launcher will only close if the app itself
> closes cleanly when set in portable mode
> (via command line, environment variable, etc) and doesn't
> need anything cleaned up or moved after the app closes.

I've got old FP launcher that works this way
(terminates after FF start).
It was loaded as "Mozilla Firefox - Portable Edition 1.5.0.7"
Invoking online updates I've refreshed this instance up to FF 24...and it's still works well... launcher does not reside in memory.
The only doubt - how is it compatible with new FF?

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Leaves Things Behind

It will leave some things behind on a machine that doesn't have Firefox on it. And some extensions will break as you move PCs.

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Older "editions"...

Did you previously set AllowMultipleInstances to true? That will cause the launcher to terminate after Firefox starts.

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ini file location

No, i'm not familiar with this option.
This is probably for firefoxportable.ini...
I don't see any ini-file in the root of FF-portable.
Where is the active version of this file should be?

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Yep.

There's a default .ini in \Other\Source. There's also a Readme.txt in that same folder with more info about the options. If you want to use non-default values for one or more of the options, then copy the .ini to the root folder (where the launcher is), and change the option(s) for which you want something other than the default value.

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