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adamtko
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Protocol (or file) Association

Lets say I have Thunderbird Portable and Firefox Portable. Both works fine. At least when both apps are running. When I click links (www.justexample.com) in Thunderbird it calls another FFoxPortable window. Great. When I click a file test.html on my desktop - it works the same way.

Now, I shut down FireFoxPortable. Click again test.html on my desktop or www.justexample.com in external application. Firefox opens, but bypassing "portable" loader and I got wrong profile.

It is unconvinient a little bit. So - I found some solution - Portable File Associator. I set htm|html|shtml|shtm|xhtm|xtml association to firefoxportable.exe %1 and now I can click *.html file on my desktop and it works OK. Even if FFPortable is closed.

But still - trying to Open FF Portable when it is closed from link in Thunderbird (or miranda, skype etc) doesn't work. I mean works but without FFPortable loader.

Is it just my lack of knowledge? Or I should live with it.

Any suggestions will be apreciated. TIA

adamtko
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Protocol (or file) Association - really no help?

No help? No suggestion? Maybe it is not FF isue and I should post it to general discussion about PortableApps? Or add some other explanation?

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Set It To Prompt You

You can to set Thunderbird to prompt you like any other app when you click on a link by doing the following:

1. Click Firefox and then Options
2. Select the Advanced Tab and click Config Editor
3. In the filter, enter: network.protocol-handler.warn-external.http
4. Set both of these to true:
- network.protocol-handler.warn-external.http > true
- network.protocol-handler.warn-external.https > true
5. Close and click OK

Then when you click a link, it should prompt you. Select FirefoxPortable.exe wherever it is. The path will be portablized by the launcher as you move around.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

adamtko
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Set It To Prompt You

Thanks for reply, John.

Little correction in point 1. Click TB, not FF

And this works perfect - after first prompt I choose FFPortable. So everything is OK with Thunderbird. It covers about 9/10 of my every day use.

But still - I am sure, there should be more common way to set ALL apps (Skype, Miranda, OpenOffice etc) to call Firefoxportable properly.

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