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[solved] AlwaysUse32Bit not working

I followed the advice that is presented to me as the end-user, and I changed my settings in FirefoxPortable\Other\Source, where FirefoxPortable.ini is but when I save the file in notepad, then re-launch Firefox the 32-bit version doesn't show up.

My metric for success is if I can get a game using Shockwave player to function, since Shockwave is separate from Flash, and any software that requires it now says there needs to be a plugin, which isn't loading because I'm using 64-bit Firefox.

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Move

It must be moved next to FirefoxPortable.exe as explained in the example INI comments. I think I'll add a note to the readme.txt as well.

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Whoops...

Sorry there, should had known better and looked a little harder. Though remember, like a lot of people who may be using this software, there is the chance they're ADD-prone and want their answers quickly. I guess it was also a bad case of "tl;dr" from me, sorry there.

For people who might want to keep the file there in its original location, and provided the user doesn't use any systems beyond Windows Vista, the following will work in CMD, once they cd into their portable apps directory;
mklink /H FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.ini FirefoxPortable\Other\Source\FirefoxPortable.ini
The above will make a hardlink to the file, which should be preserved between uses. While it sounds kind of dumb to do that, every little byte counts right? Blum

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Don't

That file in Other\Source will be wiped out on each upgrade.

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Eh.

I anticipate that. Eventually it isn't going to matter because of Mozilla removing NPAPI support, and therefore breaking everything I have right now.

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Move It

No, I meant just move it next to FirefoxPortable.exe and then it will be preserved on each upgrade. Smile

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I know.

And when 2016 rolls around it won't matter eventually. It's fine, okay? Smile

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