First let me thank you for your work. PortableApps is a must in Windows world.
I have a small problem.
I have Portable Firefox 19 with few extensions and some customizations on it.
If FF is already open and try to open an external url from Yahoo!Messenger then is opening in the correct FF. My FF with extensions and customizations.
If FF is not open and try to open the same external url (is not important if is from Y!M or Thunderbird or other app) then is opening in a new FF.
A brand new FF with no extensions, customizations or bookmarks.
Is like a new profile or a brand new FF.
How can I correct this?
Did you at some point [try to] set Firefox Portable as the default browser for your system?
Yes it is set as default browser. Otherwise the external url's are opened by Internet Explorer.
There is your problem.
Setting Firefox Portable as the default browser from within Firefox is not supported, because as you have seen it associates the base app within instead of the portable launcher.
Check out this thread on the same topic for quite a few potential ways to do it, although the only one I can guarantee will work is manually setting file associations for .htm/.html and the other file types you need, as well as manually setting links in Thunderbird (or any other app that allows setting a program to open links), to open with FirefoxPortable.exe.
Thank you for the link. Is really having interesting info to me.
Reading that thread I decided to let FF like that for the moment.
I don't want to install extra things for the moment.
How is working right now is something that I can live with it.
installed on the local pc? That's what happens to me when I open a link and my ff portable is not open. It opens the local one.
Don't be an uberPr∅. They are stinky.
They're close enough to the same thing. 'Set as default' copies a new, default profile to the user's local files. I just got the feeling from reading the OP that Firefox wasn't locally installed--could be mistaken, of course.
From my POV is not that important this issue. When I'm in the front of computer FF is always open. Is not such a big deal, I can live with it.
But if I can resolve it, would be nice.
I've noticed some users in the forums here having posted "solutions" for making Firefox Portable "truly" the default browser--at least to their satisfaction, but I didn't really follow the threads to see what all they were doing. (It's just not something I bother with--I never invoke the default browser [IE] unless I specifically want it, which is almost never.) You could search for those threads and see if one or more of them offer something you'd feel comfortable with.
winterblood gave me a link up there. Is another thread with the same problem. The solution that worked to that guy was to install something extra that can manage the associations between links and FF.
I don't want to install extra software for this.
I got a simpler solution:
PUT THE FF SHORTCUT IN STARTUP FOLDER.
Doing this, when I start my computer FF will be started automatically. So when I'm clicking on an external link then will open it in my FF.
Is not the most elegant solution but is functional and I don't have to install extra software.
No it isn't installed a local version. In fact I don't need a local version. Portable is the best because I can copy this browser to other PC and have all extensions, customizations, etc.
That is why I love the portable version.