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Using Firefox Portable as your default browser!

Do you ever wondered to use your portable firefox as default engine on your machine.

I am using three firefoxes on different machines, with the same profile. Google browser sync makes the dirtywork for synchronizing them. If i have made a serious modification, i can simply copy the newest version of my portable app to the older versions of my FF.

If youare interested, read more above.

Well, it is a little bit seems difficultbut it is really not. Portable firefox registers itself into registry like "\FirefoxPortable\Apps\Firefox.exe", and that is bad for you, because FirefoxPortable.exe tells Firefox.exe where your profile is. With some registry modification, you can do this working otherwise. I've renamed FirefoxPortable.exe to pFirefox.exe in my case (I was a little bit lazy for converting into DOS based name, but is works fine. FirefoxPortable.exe will be your default browser with this, chek it out (it is a little bit quick and dirty solution, but it takes less that 1 minute to funcion):

For example, my Portable Firefox is located at C:\FirefoxPortable\pFirefox.exe
You can see the registry values for this. Simply create a new simple text document, and save it as firefox_regsetup.reg

Oh,m and don't forget to convert hungarian words in these values to your OS' language, sorry about that, i am too lazy.. Blum

Here it is:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML]
@="Firefox Document"
"FriendlyTypeName"="Firefox Document"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\FIREFO~1\\pFirefox.exe,1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command]
@="C:\\FIREFO~1\\pFirefox.exe -url \"%1\" -requestPending"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="\"%1\",,0,0,,,,"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
@="Firefox"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\ddeexec\Topic]
@="WWW_OpenURL"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL]
@="Firefox URL"
"FriendlyTypeName"="Firefox URL"
"URL Protocol"=""
"EditFlags"=dword:00000002

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\FIREFO~1\\pFirefox.exe,1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\command]
@="C:\\FIREFO~1\\pFirefox.exe,1 -url \"%1\" -requestPending"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="\"%1\",,0,0,,,,"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
@="Firefox"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\ddeexec\Topic]
@="WWW_OpenURL"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP]
@="URL:http protokoll"
"EditFlags"=dword:00000002
"Source Filter"="{E436EBB6-524F-11CE-9F53-0020AF0BA770}"
"FriendlyTypeName"="@ieframe.dll,-903"
"URL Protocol"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\AnimExtensions]
"."="dxmasf.dll,150"
".asf"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".asp"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".asx"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".nsc"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".wax"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".wm"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".wma"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".wmv"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".wmx"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".wvx"="dxmasf.dll,150"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\FIREFO~1\\pFirefox.exe,1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\shell]
@="open"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\shell\open\command]
@="C:\\FIREFO~1\\APP\\FIREFOX\\FIREFOX.EXE -url \"%1\" -requestPending"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="\"%1\",,0,0,,,,"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
@="Firefox"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\shell\open\ddeexec\Topic]
@="WWW_OpenURL"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https]
@="URL:HTTP protokoll titkosítással"
"EditFlags"=dword:00000002
"Source Filter"="{E436EBB6-524F-11CE-9F53-0020AF0BA770}"
"FriendlyTypeName"="@ieframe.dll,-904"
"URL Protocol"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\FIREFO~1\\pFirefox.exe,1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\shell]
@="open"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\shell\open\command]
@="C:\\FIREFO~1\\pFirefox.exe,1 -url \"%1\" -requestPending"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="\"%1\",,0,0,,,,"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
@="Firefox"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\shell\open\ddeexec\Topic]
@="WWW_OpenURL"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\HTTP]
@="URL:http protokoll"
"EditFlags"=dword:00000002
"Source Filter"="{E436EBB6-524F-11CE-9F53-0020AF0BA770}"
"FriendlyTypeName"="@ieframe.dll,-903"
"URL Protocol"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\HTTP\AnimExtensions]
"."="dxmasf.dll,150"
".asf"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".asp"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".asx"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".nsc"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".wax"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".wm"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".wma"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".wmv"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".wmx"="dxmasf.dll,150"
".wvx"="dxmasf.dll,150"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\HTTP\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\FIREFO~1\\pFirefox.exe,1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\HTTP\shell]
@="open"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\HTTP\shell\open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\HTTP\shell\open\command]
@="C:\\FIREFO~1\\pFIREFOX.EXE -url \"%1\" -requestPending"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\HTTP\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="\"%1\",,0,0,,,,"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\HTTP\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
@="Firefox"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\HTTP\shell\open\ddeexec\Topic]
@="WWW_OpenURL"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\pfirefox.exe]
@="Firefox Portable"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\pfirefox.exe\Capabilities]
"ApplicationDescription"="A Firefox a böngészést biztonságossá és egyszerűvé teszi. Az ismerős felhasználói felület, a biztonsági funkciók, például a védelem az online adatlopás ellen, valamint a beépített kereső segít kihozni a maximumot a webből."
"ApplicationIcon"="C:\\FirefoxPortable\\pfirefox.exe,0"
"ApplicationName"="Firefox"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\pfirefox.exe\Capabilities\FileAssociations]
".htm"="FirefoxHTML"
".html"="FirefoxHTML"
".shtml"="FirefoxHTML"
".xht"="FirefoxHTML"
".xhtml"="FirefoxHTML"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\pfirefox.exe\Capabilities\StartMenu]
"StartMenuInternet"="pfirefox.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\pfirefox.exe\Capabilities\URLAssociations]
"ftp"="FirefoxURL"
"gopher"="FirefoxURL"
"http"="FirefoxURL"
"https"="FirefoxURL"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\pfirefox.exe\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\FIREFO~1\\pfirefox.exe,0"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\pfirefox.exe\shell]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\pfirefox.exe\shell\open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\pfirefox.exe\shell\open\command]
@="C:\\FIREFO~1\\pfirefox.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\pfirefox.exe\shell\properties]
@="Firefox &beállításai"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\pfirefox.exe\shell\properties\command]
@="C:\\FIREFO~1\\pfirefox.exe -preferences"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\pfirefox.exe\shell\safemode]
@="Firefox &csökkentett mód"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\pfirefox.exe\shell\safemode\command]
@="C:\\FIREFO~1\\pfirefox.exe -safe-mode"

If you wolud like, you can contact me at xelemorf&gmail..

Bye, Xel

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Or, even better

Just use DefaultMyFFP which does it automatically for you.

Still doesn't work on Vista though, since I can't get anyone to test it for me Wink (hint, hint John, who hasn't read any of my 20 emails I sent Blum )
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Ryan's E-Mails...

[Post deleted for sharing private emails - RM]

Blum

Go as follow:

Hey John!

     What's up? Huh? Huh? Huh? Anything new and exciting? Hmmmmm?
Got any new app coming soon? Huh? Huh? Huh? Pleaseeeee! Tell me! :D
Pretttttty Pleaseeee!

Hi John! :)

Just wanted to say hi. :D
Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

johnnny onnny onnny onny!

hi!
Hello John.

                                                     Guess who!?

Hehehehe.

Ok, I'm done now. One of you is probally gonna delete my reply.

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Hey,

have you been reading my emails to John ... oh right so these are Ryan's Smile

Yours

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42 MB zip

Ryan,

DefaultMyFFP seems to be a 42MB zip file.
I have no idea how big it would be unzipped, but I assume even larger.

Not sure I would consider that "even better" than the OPs idea.

Submitted in deepest and genuine respect.

Tim

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Nope

That was an error on my part, it's 42KB Biggrin
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OK

Now that makes some since Smile

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Since when?

Wow, I didn't know since was a noun. I suppose English doesn't really make sense anyway.

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I'll try it in Vista, but

I get an error when downloading...

While trying to process the request:

GET /dmffp?download=cadb9e91045ec9c42e6de786942aa8df HTTP/1.1
Host: portable.cubegames.net
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.8.1.4) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/2.0.0.4
Accept: text/xml,application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html;q=0.9,text/plain;q=0.8,image/png,*/*;q=0.5
Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
Referer: http://portable.cubegames.net/dmffp
Connection: close

The following error was encountered:

* Invalid Response

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Ironically, the download

Ironically, the download works if I try it from IE - fails from FFP !!!

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DAMN IT!

It should be redirecting to http://cubegames.net/downloads/dmffp.php
Try that one instead.
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DefaultMyFFP only has one flaw.

Ryan,
I tested this out today and it works great. Thanks!
Links in Outlook, Gmail Notifier, Vista Search Bar... all the ways I open firefox work except for one.

If there's a link on the desktop (or anywhere else on the file system) it will open pff to the correct page but also throw the following error:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1010/582182726_3982139e23_o.jpg

Thanks again for the great app and let me know what I can do to help.

-Jeremy

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Cool

At least it works on Vista now Blum
Anyway, I'll take a look when I get back on my computer at why. Unfortunately, I don't currently have a copy of Vista to test on, so I can only go on what you tell me. I'm fairly certain I know why it does that, though.

Edit: Try this test version.
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Ryan, I didn't try your test

Ryan,
I didn't try your test version, but the only change I needed to make to get rid of the error was to delete: "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\shell\open\ddeexec" from the registry.

Hopefully that helps.

-Jeremy

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Yes!

Good, I'm going to get another version out the door today with that and some interface changes.
Thanks for confirming Jeremy. Smile
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Tracked it down

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=523670
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=246078 (Which John commented on; could have told us Blum )
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Does it get rid of those defaults once you unplug it?

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Great idea!

Not according to my cursory glance at Ryan's NSI source file, but...

That would be a welcome addition to the Firefox and Thunderbird launchers!

I envision the FFP and TBP installers (paf.exe) having a new checkbox: "Make [Firefox Portable|Thunderbird Portable] the default [browser|email client] while open." Checking the box would create a launcher INI option (MakeDefault=true) that would enable the appropriate pre-launch Fx/Tb registry changes and post-exit cleanup.

C'mon Ryan, all you have to add for Firefox is the part about saving/restoring the existing registry keys. Smile

And I'm sure you won't have any difficulty creating a MAPI override (DMTBP) for Thunderbird. Wink

Until it gets merged into John's FFP and TBP launchers and installers, your modified DMFFP/DMTBP code could be used as a wrapper for the existing FFP/TBP launchers. Those in the know (and eternally grateful for your efforts) would launch DMFFP and DMTBP, which would in turn spawn John's FFP and TBP.

Just a thought. -hea

P.S. Please! Smile

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Well...

I'm thinking of dropping support for it. I can't be screwed to maintain it anymore. Someone else can take over it if you want. It's all trivial.

And I dare say it'll never be merged into the launchers, as it's not something that most users will want and it will confuse them. Well, from John's point of view Blum

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nope

its for people who want to use it like an installed version.

I like the idea of changing the standard browser. But i would built it into the menu and not in the ff/tb launcher.

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Vista Registry Changes

Used this registry file on my Vista and got it to recognize my portable FireFox. Cut & paste the text below and save it a .reg file. Change "F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe" to the location of your Firefox. Then double click on it to run it.

NOTE: I still get the Windows can't find "http://..." error. GRRR... Appreciate if someone can help fix that without an installer.

Thanks

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML]
@="Firefox Document"
"FriendlyTypeName"="Firefox Document"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\DefaultIcon]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe,1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe -url \"%1\" -requestPending"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="\"%1\",,0,0,,,,"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
@="Firefox Portable"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\ddeexec\Topic]
@="WWW_OpenURL"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL]
@="Firefox URL"
"FriendlyTypeName"="Firefox URL"
"URL Protocol"=""
"EditFlags"=dword:00000002

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\DefaultIcon]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe,1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\command]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe,1 -url \"%1\" -requestPending"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="\"%1\",,0,0,,,,"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
@="Firefox Portable"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\ddeexec\Topic]
@="WWW_OpenURL"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\DefaultIcon]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe,1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe -url \"%1\" -requestPending"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
@="Firefox Portable"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\DefaultIcon]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe,1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\shell\open\command]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe -url \"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ftp\DefaultIcon]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe,1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ftp\shell\open\command]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe -url \"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\gopher\DefaultIcon]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe,1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\gopher\shell\open\command]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe -url \"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CHROME\DefaultIcon]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe,1"

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CHROME\shell\open\command]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe -url \"%1\""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOXPORTABLE.EXE]
@="Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOXPORTABLE.EXE\Capabilities]
"ApplicationDescription"="Portable Firefox 2.0.4"
"ApplicationIcon"="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe,0"
"ApplicationName"="Firefox Portable"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOXPORTABLE.EXE\Capabilities\FileAssociations]
".htm"="FirefoxHTML"
".html"="FirefoxHTML"
".shtml"="FirefoxHTML"
".xht"="FirefoxHTML"
".xhtml"="FirefoxHTML"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOXPORTABLE.EXE\Capabilities\StartMenu]
"StartMenuInternet"="FirefoxPortable.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOXPORTABLE.EXE\Capabilities\URLAssociations]
"ftp"="FirefoxURL"
"gopher"="FirefoxURL"
"http"="FirefoxURL"
"https"="FirefoxURL"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOXPORTABLE.EXE\DefaultIcon]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe,0"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOXPORTABLE.EXE\shell\open\command]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOXPORTABLE.EXE\shell\properties]
@="Firefox Portable"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOXPORTABLE.EXE\shell\properties\command]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe -preferences"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOXPORTABLE.EXE\shell\safemode\command]
@="F:\\APPS\\PortableApps\\FirefoxPortable\\FirefoxPortable.exe -safe-mode"

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why not use ff over ffp on a home pc?

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Because, instead of leaving

Because, instead of leaving it nice and neat in one directory it sprays files and registry entries around your pc.

Secondly, when the inevitable windows partition wipe-out comes along then you loose all your user stuff.

Thirdly, I just hate having all my files shoved in "Documents and Settings" anyway.

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"Secondly, when the

"Secondly, when the inevitable windows partition wipe-out comes along then you loose all your user stuff."

what happens when the usb drive fails?
portable apps backup can fix that but cobain backup can do that for my local install just as good

"Thirdly, I just hate having all my files shoved in "Documents and Settings" anyway."
thats how most windows apps work how is that aggravating on a home pc? since it is so easily accesed

"Because, instead of leaving it nice and neat in one directory it sprays files and registry entries around your pc."

the registry consists of 5(not sure of the number i think it might be 3) single hive files which are in RAM if u load and unload data from it you are increasing ram usage and cpu ussage=loss of performance and if u check the "data" folder for ure portable firefox installation. there are multiple directories there as well. I think the idea of portable apps for other pcs are cool but why have a "portable app" on your local pc while u can have top performance from the orginal app.

"around your pc." that makes it sound as if it clogs ure pc something called defrag fixes that. Its not that many files anyway (many small ones) temp files for cache etc... are alot but those then for FFP are stored on the usb drive which will degrade its overall performance. for the usb just "clear private data" should fix that.

Slackware 12 for system
MCP (For XP and Server 2003)
Network + Certified
aim is "nycjv321" (minus quotes)

NetM
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works on my vista ty.

works on my vista Biggrin ty.

arizona480
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Is it really necessary to have the default browser set...

If you are not worried about links from IM clients or the desktop? I have the thunderbrowse in Portable Thunderbird set to open up links in whatever copy of PFF I want, so the way I run it works fine for me.

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DefaultBrowser tool

[DefaultBrowser] Set the default browser for your user profile:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/defaultbrowser.htm

v1.7 supports Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition.

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DefaultMyFFP

My FirefoxPortable.exe is in:
F:\PA\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable\
If I set this in insllation program, in will not work.
If I set F:\PA\PortableApps\ it open FirefoxPortable.exe perfect.
WinXP, SP3.

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