Google Chrome Portable 4.0.249.89 and 5.0 Development Build Released

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Submitted by The MAZZTer on February 24, 2010 - 3:19pm

logoGoogle Chrome Portable 4.0.249.89 has been released along with the 5.0 Development build. Google Chrome Portable is a web browser that runs web pages and applications with lightning speed. It's designed to be simple and stylish. This release updates Google Chrome to the latest version and adds experimental support for password management when switching PCs. It's packaged as a portable app, so you can take your browsing experience with you and it's in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Suite. It's partially open source freeware for personal and business use.

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Features

screenshotGoogle Chrome's features include:

  • Quick to start up
  • Loads web pages in a snap
  • Runs web applications faster than ever
  • Designed for efficiency and ease of use
  • Search and navigate to web pages from the same box
  • Arrange and organize tabs however you wish — quickly and easily
  • Get to your favorite websites with just a click, from the thumbnails of your most visited sites in the New Tab page
  • Themes to add delight to your browser

New In This Release

This release updates Google Chrome to the latest version and features an improved installer. Experimental support for passwords when moving between PCs has been added (see the included help.html file)

PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

Google Chrome Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.

Download

Google Chrome Portable is available for immediate download from the Google Chrome Portable homepage. The Development build is available from the test section. Get it today!

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John T. Haller's picture

Thanks for your work on this, Dan

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

The MAZZTer's picture

Hopefully I'll push some quick version bumps (Development Test builds of course, for those who don't know how this works) over this weekend, the Chrome 5.0 Dev build released today finally has working NoScript-like functionality I just HAVE to share with everyone!

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John T. Haller's picture

The dev release today is the one I pushed out. I updated both packages since your development test Smiling

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

The MAZZTer's picture

Haha, for some reason I thought I posted a Dev Test of one of the earlier ones. Thanks. Sticking out tongue

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Good Morning PortableApps stuff!
Finally you woke up!

thx for uploading the new version of Google chrome.

tal.

The MAZZTer's picture

Good Morning tal!

You are welcome.*

- Dan Smiling

(* - Not to try to take credit for the actual upload and nice looking web pages here...)

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gluxon's picture

This was tagged as an Open Source Release. Shouldn't it be Freeware?

All the other ones for Google Chrome Portable were tagged as Freeware Releases.

Chris Morgan's picture

I am a Christian and a developer and moderator here.

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1

The MAZZTer's picture

Psst... The front page links to here are broken...

The poor souls who don't use RSS or Twitter will get lost! Sad

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Chris Morgan's picture

They work fine for me Eye (it was a missing opening quote on attribute)

I am a Christian and a developer and moderator here.

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1

Thank you very much for your effort!
Can't live without this anymore Smiling

Heh,

See https://portableapps.com/node/15720.

They got slack about making ChromePortable, and were demanded in the end to rename it to Chromium! And now it is suddenly allowed?

PS, AFAIK you are still not allowed to redistribute Chrome like this as it isn't OpenSource (only Freeware).

Can someone please verify this?

BTW, the starter on the other page has worked for every version of both Chrome and Chromium for the last year. And funnily enough on my stick the passwords are very usuable between machines, so I am not sure what's up with that.

But, I DO appreciate this though, and will try it out immediatly Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Thanks man.

Chris Morgan's picture

Google Chrome Portable is an online installer, meaning it downloads Google Chrome from Google's servers, and thus doesn't need to redistribute it.

I am a Christian and a developer and moderator here.

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1

The MAZZTer's picture

It looks like they actually distributed Chromium (which is freely distributable), not Chrome (which is not, because of the branding). One of these days I may get around to cracking open the Chromium source code and changing stuff (such as saved passwords, profile storage, Google Update support etc) so I can simplify the launcher, but for now I will simply wrap the existing Chrome.

Also I try to be careful to put a nice fat disclaimer about not being affiliated with Google etc. Smiling

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The MAZZTer's picture

I recommend trying out the new Content Settings in the latest 5.0 dev build. It can provide functionality similar to NoScript for Firefox (though slightly less powerful).

I disabled third-party cookies, all JavaScript, and all plugins. I can then add JS and plugin exceptions on a site-by-site basis using icons on the omnibar when a site tries to use them. I just ignore requests for third-party cookies.

Only downside is extensions that use script injection will not function properly on pages with disabled JavaScript (they can inject scripts... which won't run :P).

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Hangglide's picture

It's the good news. I like a portableapp building's. Big thanks your!)

From Russia, Tatarstan with Love!)

ChaDonSom's picture

Where should I download extensions to? I've tried the default place, Chrome's root folder, and the extensions folder in Chrome-bin. What happens is, I download it, it finishes downloading, and then windows shows a dialog saying it doesn't know how to open this file.

So, how do I install extensions for Portable Chrome?

- Chase Somero