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S3NTYN3L
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Safe for work?

I'm wanting to get my wife to start using Firefox Portable while at work.
She works as a typist and needs just a little help from the built-in dictionary/spell-checker to lower the "errors" she's been getting...

They have a strict policy about installing anything and/or making changes to company computers.

My question is, does FP leave ANYTHING behind (the FAQ only mentions the browser cache), in the registry for example?

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ANYTHING ?

ANYTHING ? Yes.
IMPORTANT ? No.
INCRIMINATING ? Yes.

The apps are not Stealth!
If you are trying to cover up the fact that they were used you're out of luck.
They just don't leave behind personal data.
They do not remove traces of their use,
e.g.:
registry: MRU history
files: prefetch

Sorry Sad
But Welcome to PortableApps.com anyway Smile

Tim

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

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Well, MRU I think wouldn't

Well, MRU I think wouldn't really matter much...
What exactly would prefetch leave behind?

As long as nothing permanent is left behind I'm pretty sure she'd be OK...

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In my case it left

In my case it left behind:
C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\FIREFOX.EXE-1DC0F428.pf
C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\FIREFOXPORTABLE.EXE-1414E143.pf

These are files that windows creates that help it optimally launch and run programs after a defragmentation.
They have no purpose if the program in question is not run again and should eventually be purgred.
I'm guessing that it contains information about what files are called by the program.

They are harmless to the system.

Tim

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Think they would be deleted

Think they would be deleted upon reboot?

Maybe I could write a batch file to delete them manually?

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how is a browser ...

gonna minimize spelling errors?

IE doesn't have one? Hmmm ... just checked, couldn't find it. In fact, I couldn't find one in FF either. Smile

IE does have a plugin, though I haven't used it.
http://www.iespell.com/

Don't be an uberPr∅. They are stinky.

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FF has one

Firefox has one.

firedog (underlined as misspelled)
catdog (underlined as misspelled)

As you type in a typeable (underlined as misspelled) field it checks against its built in dictionary as it is doing for me now Wink

It's just there.

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+spell+checker

Tools-Options-Advanced-General Smile

Tim

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oh yeah ...

completely forgot about it. You know why, it was because I tried changing the dictionary to the UK version, and it never took a couple versions ago.

Don't be an uberPr∅. They are stinky.

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