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Phil459
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Getting U3 apps to default to Firefox (U3) on links

I love my U3 thumbdrive and I really like having Firefox and Thunderbird on it. (In fact I didn't even try Thunderbird before I had my U3).

I am just a user and have no idea about programing, but is there a way to make my U3 applications call up the Firefox browser on my thumbdrive. I am talking about when I click a link in an email in Thunderbird or when I start up Skype. Instead of using IE on the work computer I would like them to use the browser on the thumbdrive they are located on. I hope this makes sense to somebody else. Thank you for your time and patience.

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Try

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Nope

We're working on a way for the portable apps to call each other (without having to set any of the PC's registry keys, which is a *BAD* idea in a portable scenario), but in the U3 platform, the apps have to be called by the U3 Launchpad... they can't call each other. This is because U3 apps have 4 different pieces that have to be called (with Firefox for U3, for instance, it's FirefoxForU3Configure.exe, FirefoxForU3Start.exe, FirefoxForU3Stop.exe, FirefoxForU3Cleanup.exe) whereas the portable apps have a single piece (in Firefox Portable's case it's FirefoxPortable.exe) that perform all of those functions except the stop piece. So, where one app could be configured to call another directly in the portable world, the same approach won't work on U3.

I may be able to adapt this method so that if you've already started FF for U3 and TB for U3 they can call each other, though.

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Ah huh

Well, that stuffs my idea.
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Thank you

Thank you for the answer. In response to your last sentence, that would be great as I can just set both to auto-start (I already do with thunderbird). Thank you for all the time you have invested on the project. It is appreciated.

Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight
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Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight
Psalm 144:1

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