Google Chrome Portable 10.0.648.204 Stable and 12 Dev (web browser) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 25, 2011 - 2:16am

logoGoogle Chrome Portable 10.0.648.204 Stable has been released along with the first 12.0 Dev release. 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. The beta is also available. It's packaged as a portable app, so you can take your browsing experience with you and it's in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. It's partially open source freeware for personal and business use. Read on for more details... Platform 2.0 Beta 5 users who already have this app installed, simply click 'Check for Updates' in your PA.c Menu to update to the new version.


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 Installer / Format

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


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

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v12 is not available, the link simply directs you to the (overloaded and times out) SourceForge PortableApps files page.

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There was an issue with the first upload of it. I've re-uploaded it and it should become available in a few minutes. Sorry for the issue.

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Thanks John, it still isn't available as yet a couple of hours later (link still redirects to the files page), but I will give it some more time.

Edit: File John re-uploaded is now there, but the download link on the Chrome page is now broken. Link is actually:

(File was uploaded to the Additional Versions folder instead of the parent folder)

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Hey you should get the 11th version of chrome its beta right now but it works great just search Google Chrome 11 Beta here and you should find the portable version


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It just takes a few minutes longer to work via the link on the portable app homepage than the direct long link. All versions are in that Additional Versions folder now (including the current stable).

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All the installers which download further components online (Chrome, uTorrent, Skype, ClamWin etc.) seem to not care for proxy firewalls correctly (they do not ask for user credentials to pass through the proxy and thus are unable to download their components).
Could you bring that fact to the attention of those building the installers?
Thanks and keep up the good work.

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They use the standard Windows configuration for what the firewall is and should prompt for credentials. Many users had confirmed this previously and we even increased the timeout to 20 seconds to ensure users had time to enter them (previously it was 5 seconds which is the default for some reason). Are you sure your firewall is properly configured under Internet Connection properties in Internet Explorer?

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Sorry, this was kind of a false positive.
IE is configured through an automatic configuration script. Thus proxy information is passed on correctly. Credentials are also prompted for.
The problem is that the download is then diverted to a McAfee Web Gateway which presents an auto refreshing html page while it downloads and virus checks the requested download.
After it finishes it either displays a download button or directly refreshes to the requested download depending on the content.
I understand that this is impossible to be handled automatically. So it is not a proxy but a McAfee Web Gateway incompatibility. It makes the system secure beyond the point of being usable. Sad
Anyway, thanks for your reply.