I have been using Firefox Portable on Windows for years, set as the system's default browser.
A few days ago I updated to version 67 (Developer edition), and I noticed the following:
when I click on a link from another application (for example a Thunderbird email) then Firefox starts but it uses a new profile (instead of my profile).
This is annoying beacuse I don't have access to bookmarks/extensions in this profile. In previous versions it would get launched with my profile.
Does it happens to you guys? Any workaround?
EDIT: I'm adding here a cleaner explaination of the issue.
Let's suppose your Firefox Portable (v66 or less) is already running in your taskbar.
Now, if you launch Thunderbird and click on a link (in an email) it would open it inside the already running Firefox Portable.
Starting from version 67, this does not happen. The link gets open in a new Firefox window alongside the other, and using a default Firefox profile (with no bookmarks / extensions).
UPDATE: a few workarounds from the replies below:
- Using a default program association tool for Firefox Portable: https://portableapps.com/comment/240241#comment-240241
(worked nicely for me)
- Using a file association tool for Portable Apps: https://portableapps.com/comment/240221#comment-240221
- Edit Windows Registry: https://portableapps.com/comment/240229#comment-240229