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I want to start the portableFirefox with my profile from other apps but an unconfigured ff is started instead

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NorbertK
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I want to start the portableFirefox with my profile from other apps but an unconfigured ff is started instead

Hello all,
I want to switch to portable apps as much as possible. I installed FF portable and defined it as the standard browser.
I Use Keepassxc portable ant when I try to open a URL it opens a new firefox instead of my configures FF potable. .

In the Windows Configuration Apps - Standard Apps I found 2 entries for firefox and a search from the start menu finds 2 firefoxes :

Mozilla Firefox, portable edition in C:\...\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.exe

firefox.exe in C:\...\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable\App\Firefox64

I presume that this leads to some confusion.

What is the best way to handle this situation ?

John T. Haller
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You need to manually create an association for FirefoxPortable.exe using a third party utility. If you associate within Firefox, it will associate firefox.exe, which will be run in local mode. Since Firefox isn't installed locally, it starts with a blank profile.

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Could you recommend one ?

That would be nice !

Eve if you can not I want to thank you and the team for the great work ! I goes a long way to tame the computer !

Many thanks and best regards,

Norbert

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Welcome, Option

You're welcome!

One option would be to just use a .reg file. I know this one has been used by folks before but I haven't checked it out myself: https://github.com/clemthi/firefox-portable-default-browser

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I used another option successfully

Thanks a lot.

I used this one https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/register-firefox-portable-with-defaul... and it woks fine. They have a similar solution for Thunderbird.

Many thanks and best regards,

Norbert

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