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Customise Folders + Setting a local homepage

I don't use my key to store Images, Music and Videos, but I do work on a lot of websites and like to manage them all from my key. PortableApps Menu is fantastic, but it would be nice if I could rename the Images, Music and Videos folders to whatever I need, and change the icons myself. I'm sure others would find this useful too.

Also, I would like to use a self-made html page as my browsers default homepage (to link to all the websites stored on my key), but because the the drive letter can vary I can't make this consistent. Any ideas?

I love the menu BTW Smile

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Later Addition / Built Into FFP

The ability to rename the icons is a lower-priority addition that will come later on (getting the pre-WinXP and 120dpi patches in and finishing up the PortableApps Format support come first).

The ability to use a local homepage is built into Firefox Portable. Check out the help.html within the advanced options section. You'll need to use an INI, but it'll work.

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Yay!

Glad to know the feature is in the pipeline, and thanks for the pointer Smile

And thanks for the reply Biggrin

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Erm?

Actually, I can't for the life of me seem to find any instructions on how to alter the INI file, or anything similar. Sad

You couldn't spare a link could you? Smile

(I did find TiddlyWiki though! That looks really handy.)

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Firefox Portable's help.html

It's right in your PortableApps\FirefoxPortable directory.

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Okay, so I'm right, or I'm a dumbass...

The 'PortableApps\FirefoxPortable\help.html' links to 'https://portableapps.com/support/firefox_portable'

I see in the Version History that you 'Added ability to use local homepages' back in April.

There's a section on 'Copying Your Local Firefox Settings', but that's not what I'm after.

This thread deals with the topic, but the solution is dirty and involves a redirect. In this other thread you hint at exactly what I'm looking for, but no specifics are mentioned.

Am I missing the obvious here? Talk of .ini files and 'launchers' means little to me, so it's possible the answer is smacking me in the face! Smile

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It's IN the help.html

There's a sentence that says: "You can read about advanced configuration options for the Firefox Portable Launcher in its Readme.txt." and there's a link there.

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D'oh

Easy when you know how. I have it all working now. I've found a lot of useful stuff on this site tonight - thanks Smile

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Firefox Portable's help.html

Where is the root of "my" PortableApps\FirefoxPortable\help.html?
I seem to have lost it. I have searched my U3 and it is not found on either drive.
Perhaps I left it on the Internet somewhere? Any suggestions?

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Firefox for U3?

If you're using Firefox for U3, there is no equivalent option to what's being discussed here. Firefox for U3 is an entirely different package from Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition.

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Could you

explain a bit more?
Normally, the root is the base directory, for example if your USB is D:, then th root of your USB would be D:/.

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icons

for changing icons look here!
you can also use a desktop.ini for other customization.
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He means IN the menu

which is coming later.

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Customize Folder Path

i am using my portable hdd since more than a year and have a certain folder structure on it that i don't wanna change. unfortunately it seems like the portableapps folder structure cannot be customized.

could you provide an ini-file to customize the documents, music, video, ... folders' paths and maybe icons in the next version?

BTW great piece of software!

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customise folders

i just registered to ask exactly the same question - how can i rename the default folders? is there any new development regarding this topic or a possibility how i can achieve this without expert programming knowledge?

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Mhm.

If you wanna rename the folders...

Just pate THIS

[FORM_MAIN]
ICON_DOCUMENTS=Documents
ICON_MUSIC=Music
ICON_PICTURES=Pictures
ICON_VIDEOS=Video
ICON_EXPLORE=Explore
ICON_BACKUP=Backup
ICON_OPTIONS=Options
ICON_HELP=Help
ICON_SEARCH=Search
MENU_BACKUP=Backup Files
MENU_RESTORE=Restore From Backup
MENU_OPTIONS_SMALL_FONTS=Small Fonts
MENU_OPTIONS_LARGE_FONTS=Large Fonts
MENU_OPTIONS_ADD_APP=Install a New App
MENU_OPTIONS_REMOVE_APP=Remove an App
MENU_OPTIONS_REFRESH_ICONS=Refresh App Icons
MENU_OPTIONS_GET_APPS=Get More Apps...
MENU_SEARCH_DRIVE=Search This Drive
MENU_SEARCH_COMPUTER=Search This Computer
MENU_SEARCH_WEB=Search The Web

Chane the text to what you would like. The things like Documents, and Music, etc. That part on the right, rename them as desired. And then...

In notepad, and save it as, test.locale, make sure it saves as a LOCALE file if not, try again, but under Save As Type, click All Files. And then paste it into the X:PortableApps-PortableAppsMenu drirectory.

I think that`s what you`re asking...

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thank you very much! I'm

thank you very much! I'm going to try this!

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thank you very much, but it

thank you very much, but it doesn't work, i probably did something wrong.

i copied the text, i changed ICON_VIDEOS=Video to ICON_VIDEOS=Stats, i saved the file in notepad as test.locale and put it in the directory E:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableAppsMenu (E is at the moment my USB stick and Program Files ist the folder where all my portable applications and other applications are in. this works fine.

when i now change the folder "Videos" to "Stats" it can't open. if i don't change it, nothing happens and it appears and opens as "Videos".

can you guide me through this?

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