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mmers
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FF p. closed -> Links open local Firefox installation

When the last tab of my FF portable is closed ... (the firefox.exe process is no longer running) ... all links open in system default browser. (no surprise)
I currently work around this using a MinimizeToTray addon for FF 3.5. This keeps the Firefox portable process running. No more accidental browsing using the local systems Firefox.

Is there any better way to enforce FF portable? (because systray addons tend to lag behind FF versions)

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In what?

All links in what? If you've got Firefox Portable running and Firefox is the default browser, it'll use Firefox Portable, but if Internet Explorer is the default browser, then it'll continue to use IE. So I'm assuming that the system you're using has Firefox set as its default browser. But what links are you using which are opening in the default browser?

One possibility is DefaultMyFFP. I've never used it myself (but others have with success), not sure if the download still works (can't check here), but if it does it should work fine.

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mmers
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Thank you for the pointer.

Thank you for the pointer. This app would have solved the problem. Unfortunately it is abandoned by the former developer.

That was the idea, though: To have .url files and application links use FF portable as default browser.

WinVista does not accept non-local "default handler"s. (including email clients and browsers)

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