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atreiju
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Request: Savemode

Hi,

Problem solved
I have a big problem, can't use my Firefox Portable anymore, so I have to browse with the ugly IE:

After I read much about it, I wanted to give the FF-Addon PicLense a try. But with my old onboard-graphics, firefox isn't running anymore. I get an bluescreen of death with my 3D-Driver mentioned... Thats nothing interesting, it sometimes happens with my 3D-programs.

But how can I get my Firefox run again?
Is there a way to start it in savemode, so I can uninstall Piclense?
Or can i uninstall it manually?

Thanks!

Edit:
I found the solution for uninstalling manually here:
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_:_FAQs_:_Uninstall_Extensions

Now I just want to suggest an Save-Mode for Portable Firefox. That would help easier in similar situations

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Well...

I have never tried it but normally you run Firefox in safe-mode by launching it with the " -safe-mode" switch.
In Firefox Portable, you can do that by using the ini file in /Others/Source, copying it to the /FirefoxPortable folder (the one where the launcher is in) adding " -safe-mode" to the "AdditionalParameters="-line. So it should look like this:

AdditionalParameters= -safe-mode

Theoretically that should start Firefox in safe mode so you can uninstall the Addon.
Good Luck!

EDIT

Looks like you were faster Smile

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atreiju
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yes, but thanks! good to

yes, but thanks! good to know, that safe-mode is theoretically Wink possible. But it would be cool, if it would be accessible for users, without using the .ini.

Thanks for your answer!

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It is possible

to make a separate launcher with the "safe mode" switch just like the one in a normal install. Maybe that would be a good idea.
My guess is that John wont do it because its too confusing for newbies.
What do you guys think?

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I have a short cut that I

I have a short cut that I think I got the idea from John and I always have it next to the FFP launcher, it's:

"C:\...\FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.exe" -safe-mode

It would of course have to be adapted for flash drive use but it works without the .ini.

Tim

{edit: I just tried it and it still works well. Just create it now so you have it ready if you ever need it Smile }

Things have got to get better, they can't get worse, or can they?

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Well...

Shortcuts are not so good as the only have absolute paths. That's why I think you'd have to make a 2nd launcher that calls the normal FFP launcher with the safe mode switch(just the way OOO does).

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Simply

Make a .bat and convert it to a ghost exe using Bat to Exe Converter.

@echo off
run FirefoxPortable.exe -safe-mode

I think this will work, somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
(don't reply to me though, otherwise I won't be able to fix it!! Wink )

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I think you might need to

I think you might need to substitute "start" in place of "run".

MC

atreiju
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nice

thanks! thats what i was looking for!

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