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Firefox default homepage

Hi all,

I've searched the forums and google for this one and I'm not sure what's going on. I just installed 2.0.0.3 and when I start Firefox portable, the default homepage is "start.com" I've changed this in "tools/options", reset to the default, and even set options to a blank page. I still get start.com. I also have Firefox ver 1.5.0.11 (u3 edition)and it does not have this problem.

Can anyone help me on this?

TIA.

Mike

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setting "tools->options->main->when FF starts" to "my homepage".
Then it should display the homepage you specified.
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Perhaps i wasn't clear in my

Perhaps i wasn't clear in my first post, but I tried all posiible combinations in the tools options, main. This is really driving me crazy.

This is strange, if i click the "home" icon, I link to the firefox start page.
This start.com only links when I execute firefox portable 2.0

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INI

Most likely, you have a FirefoxPortable.ini file with something in the LocalHomepage= field. When the browser encounters a malformed version of this, you wind up at the default start page.

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John

I looked in the FirefoxPortable.ini file thinking I could "force" the start page.
The ini file I see is in FirefoxPortable/Other/FirefoxPortableSource. Initally the localhomage field was blank. I copy/pasted the firefox startpage link into that field, but I have not moved the file.

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John,

This has something to do with that fact that I created a Manifest.u3i file and manually placed a link into the U3 menu. For whatever reason this cause PFF to ignore the settings for start homepage. If I start manually, the programs works fine.

I hope this U3 stuff isn't a sore spot, but if you have any insight on this, let me know.

Thanks for your reply

Mike

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Manifest Issue

The problem is your manifest. It's passing a command line parameter to FirefoxPortable.exe. Which is passing it to Firefox.exe. But you're on your own to figure out the proper format. You're welcome to use the non-U3 portable apps with U3's proprietary menu... it's just not supported.

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Thanks

Thanks for your input. do you think placing the FirefoxPortable.ini file in with the exe would override any command line call the manifest is doing? I could use a dummy html file for a start page.

Just a thought.

Honestly, the only reason I went to 2.0 is that FF 1.5.0.11 will no longer be supported.

Thanks again.

Mike

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Nope

The issue is with your manifest. Doesn't matter what you do with the INI it'll still mess it up.

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Try using SmithTech's Shortcut Creator 4U3. I haven't personally tried it, but have heard nothing but good things about it.

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Remove "start" from Manifest.u3i?

I followed the guidelines in http://www.elitenews.org/2006/05/installing-programs-on-u3-smart-drive.html, and I had the same problem. Then I removed the "start" option before /appStart (see section 5). The start page now works as defined in the Firefox options.

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