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Use of Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 7.0.1 in conjunction with jPortable 6 Update 29

In the description of jPortable 6 Update 29 is mentioned, that "jPortable allows you to easily install the Java® runtime engine to your PortableApps.com-enabled device for use with portable apps like ... Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition ..., all without any Java runtime on the local PC.

On the other hand, in the Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition Support in the "Known Issues" under the point "No Portable Java" is mentioned, that "Sun's Java VM needs to be installed locally as it makes a slew of registry entries, etc. There is no Way to make it portable at present, so you will only be able to use Java-enabled sites on machines that have the Sun Java VM installed locally".

These two statements are clearly in contradiction to each other. Which of these two statements is now true?

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Nearly All Wrong

Nearly everything in that Known Issues section and Modifications is outdated and incorrect. It hasn't been maintained. Nor has Version History. I've updated it.

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Ok

So I can now actually use Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition in conjunction with jPortble without having to be locally installed Oracle`s Java VM on the host PC.

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Try It

As always, you could have saved yourself some time by just trying it Smile Also, always go by a recently written set of information (the announcement) over an old/outdated set of information (a support page). We wouldn't go announcing that jPortable worked if it actually didn't.

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reason for my request

Of course, your recommendation to try it is fundamentally correct. In this special case, I have been already locally installed Oracle's Java VM on my PC. To that extent I would have to first uninstall Oracle's Java VM. Because I don't wanted this, I have therefore preferred to make this request in the forum.

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In this special case, it

In this special case, it doesn't matter! SCNR Blum

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Why Don't You Ask Firefox?

Go into about:config and set plugin.expose_full_path to "true"

Then go into about:plugins

It will show you the full paths so you can see which version/location is being used.

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interesting information

Thank you for the helpful tip to get more detailed informations regarding the version/path of a plugin, which is being used.

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false assumption

My conjecture concerning the use of Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition in conjunction with jPortable was wrong. I assumed that it's before necessary to uninstall a locally installed version of Oracle's Java VM on the host PC. However, if I install Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition and jPortable in a new created folder on the host PC, then this Firefox browser actually use the Java VM installed with jPortable. I was able to verify this due to the above tip from J. Neutron.

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