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[Fixed] Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey don't portablize prefs.js paths other than drive letter

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[Fixed] Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey don't portablize prefs.js paths other than drive letter

I realized that the Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey Portable launchers aren't fully portablizing paths within prefs.js. They portablize the drive letter, so you're good if you use it on an external drive or locally. But they were never updated to portablize partial paths so they'll work properly from a synced cloud folder between PCs or if you move the PortableApps directory. I'm working on an update rewrite to Firefox Portable's launcher now to address this and improv code readability for some of the code that hasn't been updated in 10 years and will then move it to Thunderbird and SeaMonkey as well. I'll post a test version as soon as it's available because I'd like it to get some testing before pushing it out to the official channels. Feel free to follow this bug to know when they're available.

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Test Version

Thanks, I will try the test version.

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FreeCommander XE Portable

Hi John,
I realized that the FreeCommander XE Portable launcher is not fully portablizing the start path.
https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/23485114/153863167-968de70b-8e...
Please fix it.

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Separate

This would be a separate issue, so please create a post for the app itself in its own support forum: https://portableapps.com/forums/support/utilities

The only reason the 3 apps mentioned here are included together is that they use a custom launcher (not PA.c Launcher) based on the same root Firefox launcher.

Second, I just checked and FreeCommander Portable portablized from the PortableApps parent folder without issue as I moved it between different paths on different drives. The launcher INI is correctly configured to portablize to the drive letter, PortableApps directory and FreeCommanderPortable directory. If you're seeing something different, please post to the forum mentioned above with complete details.

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Fixed in Firefox

This is fixed in all 5 channels of Firefox Portable as of today. Thunderbird and SeaMonkey will be fixed in their next release.

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Thanks

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Fixed in Thunderbird

This is now fixed in Thunderbird Portable both stable and beta channels.

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SeaMonkey Fixed

This is now fixed in SeaMonkey as well in 2.53.11.1

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