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Could we have form info, history etc stored on each machine's harddrive

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Could we have form info, history etc stored on each machine's harddrive

I love portable firefox, but I'm addicted to many features like: form info, history. While I realize that we don't want to save these to flash drive (wear) it should be possible to save these to harddrive of each local machine I use. I realize that the data wouldn't be replicated from machine to machine - but it would better than losing the feature altogether.

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Turn them on

You're welcome to turn them on within Tools - Options just like regular Firefox. But the defaults should probably stay as they are.

And, no, you can't just save a part of a profile to a local machine (except cache), it's all or nothing.

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Splitting out the parts of the profile

As the original poster I guess Im really asking how difficult it would be to split parts of the profile to separate location. I realize that this means making changes to the source. Should a post a feature request in bugzilla for firefox proper?

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Doesn't Work

Firefox does not support such an operation. The only part of a profile that can be stored seperately is the cache through a special setting. You can request an enhancement on Bugzilla, but I doubt that it would be approved.

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So, if I turned them on

So, if I turned them on within Tools, it saves on the computers HD and not the Flash drive?

Thanks.

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No

Everything is stored in the profile on your portable device. The reason they are off is that they use up more flash drive life.

Flash drives have a lifespan measured in writes. Each sector can handle a certain number of write operations. All those things that are disabled make a lot of writes for comparatively little benefit (if you're worried about drive life).

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