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ShalaMala
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LibreWolf - A fork of Firefox, focused on privacy, security and freedom

Program: LibreWolf

License: Mozilla Public License 2.0.

Description: A fork of Firefox, focused on privacy, security and freedom.
- No Telemetry: No experiments, adware, annoyances, or unnecessary distractions.
- Enhanced Security: Extension firewall and other security improvements included, without sacrificing usability.

This project is an independent fork of Firefox, with the primary goals of privacy security and user freedom. It is the community run successor to LibreFox

LibreWolf uses more than 500 privacy/security/performance settings, patches, LibreWolf-Addons (optional) and is designed to minimize data collection and telemetry as much as possible (updater, crashreporter and Firefox's integrated addons that don't respect privacy are removed).

LibreWolf is NOT associated with Mozilla or its products.

Features:
- Latest Version of Firefox: LibreWolf is compiled directly from the latest build of Firefox Stable. You will have the the latest features, and security updates.
- Completely Independent Build: LibreWolf uses a completely independent build from Firefox and has its own settings, profile folder and installation path. As a result, it can be installed alongside Firefox or any other browser.
- Extensions firewall: limit internet access for extensions.
- IJWY (I Just Want You To Shut Up): embedded server links and other calling home functions are removed. In other words, zero unauthorized or background connections by default.
- User settings updates: gHacks/pyllyukko base is kept up to date.
- Settings protection: important settings are enforced/locked within librewolf.cfg and policies.json, those settings cannot be changed by addons/updates/LibreWolf itself or unwanted/accidental manipulation; To change those settings you can easily do it by editing librewolf.cfg and policies.json.
- LibreWolf-addons: set of optional LibreWolf extensions
- Statistics disabled: telemetry and similar functions are disabled
- Tested settings: settings are performance aware
- Multi-platform (Windows/Linux/Mac/and soon Android)
- Dark theme (classic and advanced)
- Recommended and code reviewed addons list
- Community-Driven
And much more...

Website: https://librewolf.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

Other: They already offer a .zip version on GitLab, but it saves the profile(s) to \AppData\. As there is already a portable Firefox I guess it would require just a copy & paste job with some paths changed?

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64-bit Only

This appears to be 64-bit only. We don't currently offer 64-bit only apps.

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64 bit support

Given that as of 18.0 64x only apps are supported, would it be possible to do this now?

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Could I do it?

Ok, then... is there any chance I can copy & paste the Firefox portable folder structure, put the .ini's and other files in the right places and modify the FirefoxPortable.exe to point to LibreWolf.exe?
Or maybe just force LibreWolf in some way to store the profile in it's own folder?

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Somewhat

Modding the FirefoxPortable.nsi code should work directly and keep the profile in the right place with portablization. You'll need to modify the APPDATA, LOCALAPPDATA, etc handling if LibreWolf is using different local folders than Mozilla and Firefox, though.

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Solved for now...

I followed this guide: https://support.mozilla.org/si/questions/963032
...and created a profile that stores in app's own folder. I know this doesn't make the app portable (because the path is absolute, not relative), nor it does it prevent the app from storing other data to the system partition, but for now I just need to store the profile in app's own folder for my backup needs.

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