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[Fixed] Chrome Portable 125.x Print Preview + Save as PDF fail on Win 10 22H2

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[Fixed] Chrome Portable 125.x Print Preview + Save as PDF fail on Win 10 22H2

Hi
i have updated chrome 125.0.6422.61 (64bit and 32) portable under w10 64bit and w11 64bit
and i have a problem ,only with this update , save as pdf doesn't work
error print preview failed

might someone give a test?

thanks

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Looks like it's related to Chome, not the Portablization Process.
To be sure → Within a sandbox try running this .exe ↓↓
X:\***\PortableApps\GoogleChromePortable\App\Chrome-bin\ Chrome.exe
If related to Chromium/Chrome itself, then you should report the bug to the originalc developers!

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Hi

Hi
well ,let's wait an updated by google
thanks

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Confirmed, Unable to Print Preview

I can confirm this issue on both the 32-bit and 64-bit stable channel portable builds. I am able to print preview on an installed 64-bit build on the same machine. You can add --disable-print-preview to the command line starting to get around this but this won't allow you to use the built in Save as PDF as it bypasses the whole thing in Chrome.

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hi

hi
do you mean in the GoogleChromePortable.ini under AdditionalParameters= ?
have I to add AdditionalParameters=--disable-print-preview ?
but weird on some systems , the installation version works
I have searched about recent issues but i haven't found any issues reported to google
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hi John

hi John
google has released 125.0.6422.77 and even the portable version
but ithey should fix the bug ,but seems to be still buggy
but is still present?
thanks John

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Present

It's still present. It's likely that Chrome is now expecting something locally like another registry key. I'll have to look into it.

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Yeah, I've got the same

Yeah, I've got the same problem. I hope Google updates chrome soon.

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[Bug] Chrome Portable 125.0.6422.61 Print Preview Failed

https://issues.chromium.org/issues/339994760

So, how do I invoke portable Chrome with this startup option?

--disable-features=PrintCompositorLPAC

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Fix via Batchfile

I have print preview working by starting Portable Chrome via this bat file.

d:\PortableApp\Portableapps\GoogleChromePortable\GoogleChromePortable.exe --disable-features=PrintCompositorLPAC

Your Portable App directory may be different...

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however still with the

however still with the portable version update is not working..
Google Chrome Portable 125.0.6422.113 Stable
maybe it is a problem due to the portable version
in the normal version works previews

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hi

hi
yes , I agree , i have tried the normal version and it works
i guess it's related to the portable version too
and I think John is digging to fix it
thanks

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Workaround

The workaround for right now is to create a GoogleChromePortable.ini file within the same directory as GoogleChromePortable.exe and put the following in it:

[GoogleChromePortable]
AdditionalParameters=--disable-features=PrintCompositorLPAC

If you're using an existing INI for parameters, you can just adjust that setting within.

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Will you make it official in the next version?

But the greater issue is it sounds like hey decided to gradually block any attempt to portabilize Chrome (comment #35):

I continue to recommend that we do not support running Chrome outside of the normal installation directory, and other things might continue to break if you choose to do so going forward.

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Chrome outside of the normal installation directory...

Just wanted to comment on that response from Chrome dev.
Software should help people with what they need/want to do, not restrict people within unnecessary boundaries.
Such restrictions as in comment #35 are an assault on freedom...

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Fixed in 126.0.6478.57

This is fixed in today's release. The launcher will automatically add --disable-features=PrintCompositorLPAC to the command line parameters if not already present. I added code to handle combining with other --disable-features= switches if you're using them in AdditionalParameters or passed via the command line to the launcher.

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Thanks, but how to test if they gave real fix?

This fixes the symptom but not the problem, because I don't think any of us knows what is the downside of disabling this.
I've ran a text search for both PrintCompositorLPAC and disable-features in the portableapps' folder and sub-folders and found nothing, so how did you actually do it?

Is there a way to run without it to see if maybe they just fixed it on their side?

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Launcher

It's built into the launcher itself. Chrome Portable's launcher source is available from the app's homepage unlike Firefox where it's included. You can run it with the v125 launcher to test if it's fixed. Or run directly in local mode.

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