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Pidgin: Link Portable applications together ?

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Pidgin: Link Portable applications together ?

Hello everybody.

I don't know if this could be doable, but would there be any way of managing shortcuts such a hyperlinks received through Pidgin (for example) to be opened with Mozilla Firefox Portable instead of the default web browser (if it is installed, that is), without doing it the manual way ?

Thanks in advance for the replies.


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Maybe its possible, maybe not.
Pidgins Launcher would have to handle that if Pidgin allows it...

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URLs from Pidgin Portable

URLs from Pidgin Portable open Firefox Portable on my PC. The two ways to do this are:

  1. Have Firefox Portable already open
  2. Edit the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP and HTTPS shell\open\command default string to be something like: U:\FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.exe -url "%1" -requestPending

Option 2 may require other registry edits, and sort-of breaks the whole "portable paradigm", but again, it works pretty well for me.

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1. only works if you have a

1. only works if you have a local Firefox version on your PC and have set this local version as the default browser, not if you haven't installed it at all.
Why it works is quite simple:
The local version is called with the link-argument, but "sees" that another instance of "firefox.exe" is running, so it passes the link to the running firefox and exits.

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