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PThunderbird and left behind keys?

Hi John.

I checked on my registry and it seems that Portable Thunderbird leaves these keys:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail\Profilename Application REG_SZ "J:\PortableThunderbird\thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" -profile "J:\PortableThunderbird\profile" -mail 14.03.2006 18:53:02 101

I am using Portable Thunderbird Launcher 1.1.1 Beta 3 with Thunderbird version 1.5

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Thorsten

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Yeah

It's a known issue, but I have a fix in place for PTB 1.5.

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Hi John. I just sent you a

Hi John.

I just sent you a modified version by mail.
It handles two of the problems.
1.) it removes the left behind keys
2.) it handles the "Make default mail-app" stuff.

Hope it helps Wink
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Thorsten

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I'll check it out

I was taking the approach of:
1. Backing up existing TB keys
2. Merging in the ones for PTB
3. Launching TB
4. Waiting a few seconds
5. Restoring the TB keys that were there (if any)

Were you taking the same approach? I think I just accidentally deleted what you sent me (I'm having a rather off day today).

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Not completely. I would

Not completely.
I would rather suggest keeping PortableThunderbird.exe in memory until thunderbird closes.

I will resend the version right now.
The email-address starts with thorsten@l...........de

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Thorsten

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That's a bit tough

For a couple reasons:
1. It's sucking up an extra 5MB of RAM
2. It will close itself if TB restarts due to an update

I may try to handle it right away and then again at close, though. I'd been debating that.

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mhh

mhh
without leaving something in the background, you will never be able to clean up, I think.
The regvalues under Unread are changed on a regular base.
So there has to be something "after" thunderbird to clean up.

Ony my system it keeps 2.6 MB private bytes. Maybe we should make a variable for the user to decide. I usually want to leave no trances in what way ever, as I use it on customer machines Wink

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Thorsten

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