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[Fixed] Chrome leaves registry key behind

hi
downloaded the last portable version

and leave this key
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google]

i know it's not to much
but could be fixed?

thanks

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Should Be Removed

The key should exist while Google Chrome is running and removed when it exits. You do have to run GoogleChromePortable.exe and not run Chrome directly or set it as the Windows default browser. And the app does take a few seconds to shut down on exit, so it is still running even after the window closes for a bit.

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Isnt removed

I just checked this on an admin account. This is what was left behind:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Update]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Update\Clients]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Update\ClientState]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Update\ClientState\{8A69D345-D564-463c-AFF1-A69D9E530F96}]
"dr"="1"
"lastrun"="12965742447341052" 

If I read the source correctly, [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Update\Clients] isnt removed so the whole key is left behind.

EDIT: Same on a limiteds account. All on Win 7.

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Fixed in Dev

I fixed this in the current Dev 17.0.942.0 build of Google Chrome. Can you double check that it's working for you as well?

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thanks but?

thanks
but where can i find it
i can get Google Chrome Portable 15.0.874.121 https://portableapps.com/news/2011-11-16_-_google_chrome_portable_15.0.8...

is hard to fix the stable version ?

thanks
sorry for my poor english

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On that page you found, there

On that page you found, there is a link to the test section. Or, on the Google Chrome Portable page, scroll down to the go to thetest section as well.

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thanks

thanks a lot

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no

Still not fixed. The launcher sources are the same and the keys persist.

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Dev

I haven't updated Stable or Beta. Dev has the fix in it. Line 757.

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OK

Must have missed it. Weird.
I redownloaded Dev, rerun it but it still leaves:

----------------------------------
keys added:6
----------------------------------
HKCU\Software\Google
HKCU\Software\Google\Update
HKCU\Software\Google\Update\Clients
HKCU\Software\Google\Update\ClientState
HKCU\Software\Google\Update\ClientState\{weird number}
----------------------------------
values added:3
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HKCU\Software\Google\Update\ClientState\{weird number}\dr: "1"
HKCU\Software\Google\Update\ClientState\{weird number}\lastrun: "12966783674130886"

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I See

It's still using the old custom code and it's a bit of a disaster. It has things like $3 set as true or false, with no explanation, over dozens of lines and it's likely being altered by one of the other procedures. Try this fix.

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Works

Sorry for not replying sooner. I had tested it but never posted my findings: It works now. The key is backed up/deleted.

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I am too lazy to make named

I am too lazy to make named variables in NSIS. >_>

I commented my custom.nsh for the PAL port so it should be less mysterious now. Wink

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Fixed

This is fixed in all 3 channels as of November 26, 2011

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