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[Outdated] Google Chrome Portable 2.0.162.0

Minor update, I added a mechanism to use a new feature in *.162.0 to have the cache stored in %TEMP% instead of in the user's profile, which should speed up browsing when not using RunLocally.

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Nice

Now I can finally turn RunLocally off and get rid of the long shutdown time! But this new development begs the question: Is there any way to disable the cache completely?

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Error with the Dev version.

the 2.w/e versino in the setup is a dead link.
the 1. version one is alive and works.

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Aero Glass title bar bug

I notice the release notes say something about a title bar bug being fixed in this release. No clue what bug this is, since Chrome still doesn't seem to like DPI scaling. If I run at any DPI other than 96, the title bar buttons don't respond at all.

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Well I use 96 DPI. My

Well I use 96 DPI. My problem was with changing the title bar size and border padding through the "classic" appearance dialog... it's the one you get to by going into the glass color settings and hitting the Advanced label at the bottom. I make the title bar one or two notches smaller and remove the border padding completely. Chrome had the default values hard coded in some places apparently so when I changed them it messed up drawing of some of the non-client area.

2.0.160.0 mostly fixed it (I think that release just fixed border padding and not title bar size), 2.0.162.0 fixes it completely for me.

You could try checking the Google Chrome bug list (over at Google Code somewhere) and submitting a bug report if there isn't one. Or you could just use the menu option in Chrome to report it.

As a temporary fix one of the Compatibility tab options under a program's properties lets you run a program at 96 DPI so you can still use 120 DPI in the rest of the OS. Just FYI if you didn't know about that.

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Google Chrome installation

I have tried and tried to download and install google chrome portable, but when i click the icon, it says Chrome.exe could not be found. Do you know why this is happening?

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It likely means there was a

It likely means there was a problem during installation. Without details I have no way of knowing what it is. It could be the download of Google Chrome during the installation failed.

I may remove the automatic jump to the finished page after the install completes to give users a chance to review the installation log and copy it.

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Yes, Please do it!

Yes, Please do it!

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well its a bung link i think

i first downloaded it 2wice without any luck so i tried to run it straight from the net (this usually works) and that did not work eighter.

you have a dead link here where is the fix to it

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Run Silverlight 1.0 under
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Hello that article doesn't

Hello that article doesn't seem to understand what the blog post is about. It allows for WEB DEVELOPERS to get their Silverlight apps running in Chrome, not end users. Silverlight should run in Chrome when installed on the local system (it's not portable but if it's installed locally Chrome Portable should pick up on it and load it) as Chrome seems to detect and load Firefox's installed plugins.

I believe I got Silverlight 1.0 to be portable in Firefox Portable (a similar solution should work in Chrome) but after that they add a bunch of dependencies and files and it was just too messy looking for me to try.

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Doesn't Silverlight depend on .NET?

I'm pretty sure Silverlight is just a lightweight wrapper around .NET... so it wouldn't be completely portable anyway.

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Installing flash plugin

i was just wondering how i should install the flash plugin on chrome portable WITHOUT admin rights. I have firefox portable already downloaded with the flash plugin installed so I already have those two files that I think you need.

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how to install flash plugin without admin rights

I'm not sure if some one has figured this out already but here it is anyway
Step 1: Download this file http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/xpi/current/flashplayer...

Step 2: rename it from .xpi to .zip
3: extract it
4. take the two files flashplayer.xpt and NPSWF32.dll copy them
5. go to drive letter/portableapps/googlechromeportable/app/chrome
6. in the chrome folder create a folder called plugins
7. paste the two files into this newly created folder
8. restart chrome and now you have flash!

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Add INI

How about updating your launcher so it will use GoogleChromePortable.ini to allow for the directories to be changed as well as to pass parameters to the launcher? Basically the same way the FirefoxPortable launcher works. I would really like to be able to pass additional parameters to the launcher without having to use a menu.

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Already implemented

You can already do this, the required INI options are there. It's just that Google Chrome Portable doesn't include a sample INI. Here are the default settings, and yes, the space in the "Google Chrome" lines is supposed to be there:

[GoogleChromePortable]
Google ChromeDirectory=App\Chrome
ProfileDirectory=Data\profile
SettingsDirectory=Data\settings
Google ChromeExecutable=chrome.exe
AdditionalParameters=
CacheInTemp=true
RunLocally=false
WaitForProgram=true

Change as you see fit.

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Thanks

Maybe a sample should be included for slow people like me.

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You can leave off any options

You can leave off any options that you don't want to change, I fixed up the launcher so it will now properly use defaults. Smile

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Yeah I know, but he didn't realize that some options were available, so I just posted a full sample showing all the default settings so he /knew/ what he could change. Smile

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Feature Request

I know that there is a launcher that already allows you to portablize Iron, but hopefully this launcher could also include the option to install Iron. That way all the bases would be covered:

1. the latest official version of Chrome
2. the latest build of Chromium
3. the latest version of Iron

I know it seems kind of redundant, but I think it would encompass nearly all versions of Chromium.

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If you really want to you can

If you really want to you can copy over your own Chromium or Iron... they should work similarly. You'll still have to be sure they're named App\Chrome\chrome.exe.

I may add an option to Chrome Portable's installer to skip downloading/copying Chrome if you want to do it manually.

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Easy Implementation

I was just thinking it would be easier to add iron to the launcher since there is already a portable version of Iron available from here. It's a zip file so it would only need to be unpacked and the profile folder would need to be moved, but it seems like it would be really easy to implement. I just think it would be nice to have a single launcher that would handle all variants of chromium and be as user friendly as possible.

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Google Chrome Portable 2.0.162.0

how do you upgrade to newer version when they come out

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It's the same as every other

It's the same as every other PAF installer... install to the same location on your portable drive. The old Chrome will be removed automatically.

If you install to a different location and merge it onto your old folder on the portable drive, keep in mind you will have lots of files left over from the old version (In App\Chrome there is a different folder for each Chrome version that was installed... you can delete all but the newest).

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copying profile to the local machine

Does the latest version still copy the profile to the local machine? It takes forever for me to be able to remove my usb drive because I have to wait for the xcopy to finish copying the profile back to the usb drive...I'd much prefer having it self contained on the usb.

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No

The latest version only redirects the cache to %temp% by default (and deletes it on close), the rest of your profile is kept on the USB drive. Just don't expect to play any mp3s off of your drive while you're surfing unless it's a hard drive. They'll skip like crazy. I've been tempted to go back to Firefox many times because of this, but I've stayed loyal to Chrome because it stays out of my way. With FF the UI tends to get in your way more than it really should.

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Hi, I can get the 1.0.154.48

Hi, I can get the 1.0.154.48 to install just fine, but if I try to install the 2.0.162.0 version it fails to download. I am guessing that's because it isn't the latest version? Any help would be, well, helpful. Wink
Thanks!

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Looks like 162.0 has been

Looks like 162.0 has been removed. I'll update the installer to point to the latest version.

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No dir, you said it wouldn't

No dir, you said it wouldn't lol...

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I was looking for this...

As my USB key is setup with the PortableApps platform... I'm currently experimenting with a whole GSolution for a personal project I'm working on, so you can definitely count on my input testing it!

How can I submit bugs if I found any ?

Do you plan for it to have its official PortableApps page ?

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Keeping cache

Is there any way to keep the cache on chromium?
I have a different portable version and I'm using the 2.0 with the dev builds.

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whats the difference between vereions

there is a version here.

https://portableapps.com/node/15720

so whats the difference.

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is this version legal

I remember reading somewhere that we could not host chrome here as it was not fully opensorce due to branding.

the older version chromium was still ok to use.

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He's not hosting Chrome

He's hosting an installer than downloads Chrome from Google's servers as part of the installation.

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I C

doesn't that breach the rules about what we are allowed to host here. unless PA has the rights to use Google Chrome and its branding then isn't it breaching our ruled.

I wonder what John H.T would have to say on the matter.

Here's the post

https://portableapps.com/node/17050

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We aren't hosting it

PortableApps.com isn't hosting it--The MAZZter is, on his own server. This isn't an official app.

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Still

isn't that illegal to post sites that are pointing to apps that are not supported and illegal. if PA cant get the rights to host Chrome then how come this guy has and can post it in here. doesn't that breach the rules.

I wish one of the Mods would Clear this up for us.

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This particular app is a bit of a gray area due to the automatic downloading, but I don't see that it's much different than all the other devs here that post unofficial "Launcher Only" releases. And those are perfectly acceptable, so...

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I have tried to do my best to

I have tried to do my best to follow the licenses bound to each software package I used/included. If I violated any of them please let me know specifics and I will fix my package to comply with the license.

1) Google Chrome is not included in the download but can be optionally automatically downloaded from Google's servers and extracted by the installer.
2) PortableApps name and branding is not used. The only place the name appears is in the source code and contributions, to credit the base code I used to build the installer/launcher on.

More information about licenses can be found when you run the installer. I did not include the full text of the LGPLv3 (GPLv2 is included) but you can Google for it if you want it.

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Switch Installer

If you can switch to using the official installer and put the downloader as part of the launcher it could get closer to being official. We'll probably peg releases to Chrome versions specifically for the actual release. And there will be a downloader component in the official installer shortly you can switch to then.

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I'll take a look some of the

I'll take a look some of the source of your latest installer/launchers and look at merging them with GoogleChromePortable's.

I do want to keep the downloader in the installer though. Putting it in the launcher doesn't make much sense to me, the installer should... well, INSTALL everything and make it ready to go. The launcher should just launch. Smile

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Netflix Watch it Instanty

I was wondering if it is possible to change the target info of your portable version of Chrome like this person does in this article http://brett.batie.com/ for what i assume is the Desk top version of Chrome, since when i open my properties it doesn't give me the "Shortcut" options his displays.

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Very simple

Create a file, GoogleChromePortable.ini (you may have to enable display of file extensions in Explorer or you could end up with GoogleChromePortable.ini.txt instead), in the same directory as GoogleChromePortable.exe. Then, copy and paste this into the file and save it:

[GoogleChromePortable]
AdditionalParameters=--user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_3; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.2.1 Safari/525.19"

That should do it.

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Nice

Thank You very much it works perfectly

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User Accounts/Missing Passwords

Hello another question, I use google chrome off my flash drive to store my web site passwords, but when I switch users on the same computer, all my passwords are empty, the websites and associated user names are there but the passwords sections are all blank. does that mean the passwords are stored on the computer? I would think that they would be stored on the flash drive and carried over?

Also it seems that some sites actually automatically log in but still don't display the stored password, other sites store the user name and not the password and some don't store either. using vista

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Usernames and passwords are

Usernames and passwords are stored in the same file, what you describe isn't possible AFAIK.

It's likely it's a fluke, sometimes with fancy JavaScript logins it is impossible for the browser's native password saver/filler to work properly.

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Unless

I'm thinking the stored passwords might be encrypted in such a way that the encryption key is based on some data in your Windows user account. In that case changing users would mean Chrome wouldn't be able to decrypt the passwords anymore.

This actually seems likely, since unlike Firefox, Chrome doesn't appear to store anything that looks like a decryption key in its profile.

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That's possible I suppose.

That's possible I suppose. It would mess up the portability but there isn't really much I can do about that AFAIK.

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nods

Makes sense

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Yah

well thanks for responding 8)

But I did notice that Pandora (witch I think is one of those fancy JavaScript logins you describe) did not auto fill any field in the original user account, but I'm getting the missing passwords with perfectly "normal" web sites too. I only had like one or two pages that auto logged in with the new User Account, but still displayed a blank password in the options/show saved passwords section. *shrug* all those sites worked well with the original user account, just some times rarely I would have to actually press the login button with the original account but the fields were already filled.

also after filling out the password again with the new user account it will auto log in from then on, but still leave the options/show passwords section with a blank password display

I haven't had a chance to use my flash drive on any other computer yet so, I'm not sure if the passwords will carry over. have you used yours on multiple PCs?

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