Google Chrome Portable 17.0.963.83 Stable (web browser) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 23, 2012 - 12:24am

logoGoogle Chrome Portable 17.0.963.83 Stable has been released. 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 support for the new-style Java plugin. The latest Beta and Dev builds are 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 Platform. It's partially open source freeware for personal and business use.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


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 Platform 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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I'm not sure where to exactly address this but, considering I don't have this issue with a regular installation of Chrome, I believe this is a PortableApps version issue.

Basically, Chrome is extremely slow. First, it took about 2 hours for the Sync to be fully finished (bookmarks were fast, but themes and plugins were veeery long to appear) and, every time I open a new tab and go to a website, it takes about 15-20 seconds before the page loads. The first 10 seconds it shows a white page, then is does "Sending request" and it takes about 5-10 seconds for the page to fully appear.

Just showing the "New Tab" interface takes that same 10 seconds!

Firefox Portable does not have this issue, and a regular Chrome install doesn't have this issue either (obviously, or else Chrome wouldn't be very popular).

Any ideas? Am I the only one?

Are you running it from a flash drive? How slow is it?
That may be the cause.

Previously known as kAlug.

I'm not sure why else I'd have a "PORTABLE" app if I wasn't making it portable on a flash drive?

In any case, yes I am running from a brand new, 32GB, USB 2.0 Kingston DataTraveller stick.

Though, I guess it may have been a combination of computer and the USB port, because I tried on a different computer and it seems to run fine.

Huh. Nevermind, carry on.

Some larger drives or cheaper ones are slower that others. Thats what he was talking about. And generally, external HDDs are faster than flash drives.
Besides that, as you noticed, the usb port speed matters too Smile

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Thanks for all the work you all do with PortableApps.

I'm having a little trouble with java plugin - it's not working.

I have GoogleChromePortable 17.0.963.83 installed, and I have jportable_6_update_31.1 installed. Chrome will not run sites with java plugin required.

EclipsePortable is working, as is LibreOfficePortable. I also tried the GoogleChromePortable.ini config of setting ImportJava=true. Any ideas how to fix?