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firefox problem

the library that i use my portable firefox at have change their computer, so that i cannot launch firefox from my usb flash drive.

what happen? i thought that you could use firefox on any computer.

please help!!

is there a work around?

i hate using their microsoft ie browser.

also now i have to use the library card # as my account to access the internet via their installed microsoft ie browser.

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Heh. My county did the card

Heh. My county did the card thing about 7 or 8 months ago. I suspect that they also recently blocked of anything registering as a usb drive. It seems the gov buildings are getting smart ;). Anyway, it's not entirely fool-proof. My U3 will show up as a drive I can click to launch the interface, but I cannot save anything to the root or below. I think it's because part of it registers as a 'composite/cd drive'. The plain usb drive I had plugged in beside it didn't even light up. If your library has locked down the kiosks, then there's not much to be done about it right now, except, perhaps investing in a U3 drive. I should know, I'm junior staff in one. Sad

Edit: ~Sigh~ I'm thinking like a librarian, lol. It may not be the drive that's blocked, it could just be the Firefox executable. You might want to try renaming the Firefox exe; just be sure to use the Firefox .ini file so that the launcher knows what to look for. If worse comes to worse, there's always Opera. Wink

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Opera? *shivers*

And whats a county?
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County

Main Entry: coun·ty
Pronunciation: 'kaun-tE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural counties
Etymology: Middle English counte, from Middle French conté, from Medieval Latin comitatus, from Late Latin, office of a count, from comit-, comes count -- more at COUNT
1 : the domain of a count
2 a : one of the territorial divisions of England and Wales and formerly also of Scotland and Northern Ireland constituting the chief units for administrative, judicial, and political purposes b (1) : the people of a county (2) British : the gentry of a county
3 : the largest territorial division for local government within a state of the U.S.
4 : the largest local administrative unit in various countries
- county adjective

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State

It's like a state, but better, it's British!

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Riigght...

But you still have states?
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U.S.

U.S. is broken down into states.
States are broken down into counties.
Breaks down to a LOT of government...

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No, in the UK we only have

No, in the UK we only have counties. They are pretty much the same as states from what I have been told Smile

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FIREFOX PROBLEM

i can download to the usb, but only if i use their ie browser.

i was told that they don't let me execute any program from the flash drive.

any insight into this problem?

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Very simple. If you can't run programs from a USB drive, then you can't run programs from a USB drive. There's nothing we can do about that; blame the administrator of the systems you're using.

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I need to use a navigator with execute in autoload CDRom

Can you help me? I am searching a explorer tool that's autoexecute when any puts the CDRom in the CD Driver.

Well, I think that Firefox portableapp can do this. But I don't know how I do it.

Thanks for your answers.

Raimundo

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Very simple.

Very simple. Open IE, type the address of your USB drive (typically D: or E:) and voilà! Internet Explorer turns into Windows Explorer, and you'll see your drive and its applications, including Portable Firefox. Launch PFF, and enjoy! It's a good idea to have your drive's directory open to launch other apps if needed so you only have to dirty your hands with IE once.

BTW, next time be more specific than "firefox problem".

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theone (not verified)
accessiing pff at public computer

can you provide more step by step instuction?
i went into file open & then type in the following commands as shown on the public computer where my pff resides on my usb.

G:\portable_firefox_1.0.7_beta\PortableFirefox

it came back saying access denied.

please help!!!!

i can still use their internet explorer after i type in the account # they give me, but i really like to use pff from my drive to keep my info more private.

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Type it in the address bar

Type it in the address bar like a URL. If it still says "access denied", there's not much you can do. If it says "not available" or it shows something other than the contents of your drive, you have the wrong letter.

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theone (not verified)
hi, i did what you say &

hi,
i did what you say & access disallowed came up.

i guess i am screwed. thanks, for your help though.

if anyone else out there have this same problem & solved it please update with solution if any.

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On these computers, you can't type a filepath into the address bar, but you can navigate there with WinExplorer. Hit WinKey+E and see if that works. Or try typing file:// into the address bar.

What OS are these computers?

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You can type a filepath into

You can type a filepath into IE. If I type C: into the IE address bar, I'll get a windows explorer window with the contents of C:. Unless, of course, windows explorer is not allowed.

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