Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 8.0 (web browser) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on November 9, 2011 - 1:17am

Firefox is proud to announce the release of Mozilla Firefox®, Portable Edition 8.0 in 17 languages. It's the Mozilla Firefox browser bundled with a launcher as a portable app, so you can take your browser, bookmarks, settings and extensions on the go. This release updates Firefox to the latest release and works with the jPortable portable Java runtime environment. And it's open source and completely free.

Mozilla®, Firefox® and the Firefox logo are registered trademarks of the Mozilla Foundation and are used under license.

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FirefoxPortable_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... 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 other localized releases from the Localization page. Get it today!

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After update to v8 Ffx keeps crashing and displays the crash window to send data to Mozilla. I included my email for them in case its more their fault than yours Wink

EDIT: tried d/l installer then used Platform Manage Apps/Install a New App. Didn't work. Then tried updating a copy of a Backup still crashed!

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John T. Haller's picture

As always, comments in a news story isn't the proper place for support. We have dedicated forums for that. Likely it's an extension or plugin as it's completely stable for most folks.

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The bug mentioned in This Thread is still present (RunLocally=true causes some extensions to appear incompatible due to incorrect path in extensions.sqlite), this is easily fixed by removing "ORIGINAL" from $ORIGINALPROFILEDIRECTORY on line 340 (as stated in my comment on that thread).  Weird, that fix worked before, I'll have to look at what changes happened since then to see how this should be fixed with the new version (sorry).


John T. Haller's picture

We'll likely just dump support for live mode in Firefox Portable. If you can find a fix that works with 8+, lemme know. Otherwise, we'll simply call this WONTFIX. The only folks who seem to be using it seem to be creating custom profiles of Firefox for distribution on CD (which is not permitted under the trademark guidelines) instead of the intended purpose of being able to demonstrate Firefox off CD or use it for personal use.

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I forgot about the forums !!!

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