Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 3.0.1 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 21, 2008 - 11:15am

Firefox is proud to announce the release of Mozilla Firefox®, Portable Edition 3.0.1 in English, German, French, Italian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese. It's the popular Mozilla Firefox bundled with a launcher as a portable app, so you can take your browser, bookmarks, settings and extensions on the go. This new release updates Firefox to 3.0.1, has an improved launcher with faster startup time, improved extension portablization and an improved installer. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

Read on for more details...


portable_firefox_small.pngMozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured web browser that's easy to use. It has lots of great features including popup-blocking, tabbed-browsing, integrated search, improved privacy features, automatic updating and more. Plus, thanks to the launcher bundled in the Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition, it leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on, so you can take your favorite browser along with all your favorite bookmarks and extensions with you wherever you go. Learn more about Mozilla Firefox...

New in This Release

In this release, Firefox has been updated to 3.0.1 (release notes), the launcher has improved startup speed when switching PCs, improved portablization of extensions and better handling of launcher INI settings. The installer has also been improved.

Reminder: Don't Auto-Update

We also wanted to remind everyone not to use the built in auto-updater with Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition due to an unfixed bug in the updater itself. As with all software in Format, you can do an in-place upgrade (install the new version right over the old one) and all your data will be preserved. More here: Upgrading Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition and Bug 406335. Installer / Format

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is available for immediate download from the Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition homepage. You can get the German release from the German homepage and the French, Italian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese releases from the Localization page. Get it today!

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I would like to suggest/request making Firefox completely independent of the host computer - for example when using a public computer - by including a similar stand alone media player to take care of all audio/video tasks.

Tim Clark's picture

Not possible.

Due to our licensing agreements with Mozilla only a bare minimum of modifications it permitted in our distributed package.

And before anyone asks, again, yes including Add-on/extentions, plugins, themes, etc, would be considered a modification.


Things have got to get better, they can't get worse, or can they?

Firefox still does not have the "saving to note" functions which Opera has.
Also,it does not have the option of opening in a background tab when right-clicking, and instead automatically opens the new tab as the active one even when the open new link box is unchecked in Options.
Finally, is there a way to have alternative news providers besides the BBC in the Latest Headlines tab?

Tim Clark's picture

That is because this is Firefox, not Opera Blum
The requests you would like should be made to the Mozilla Firefox developers. We package FF to make it portable, that's all.

Delete the the BBC live bookmark and create a new one for the provider of your choice.

In the future things like this should be posted in the forums.

No replies to this are needed


Things have got to get better, they can't get worse, or can they?

With Easy DragToGo, you can easily open a link either in a front tab or background tab. Also try Tab Clicking Options, both add-ons are available from the website.

What I like so much about FX, is that you will always find a way to customize your own FX! I truly believe that no browser or software should be "one size fits all".