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black max
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Opening shortcuts with FF Portable

This is a little odd. I'm running FF Portable on my PC, and don't even have the regular FF installed. When I open FFP normally, everything works normally. But when I click on a shortcut without opening FFP first, a generic, non-portable (and non-customized) FF window opens up. Any idea why this is happening and how I can fix it so that shortcuts open in my usual FFP app?

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Shortcuts will open...

the standard FF hidden in Your portable especially when You have set FFP as default browser in Your FF settings. If You want a local FF it´s better to install the full local version with a "standard" profile on Your HDD.It´s the launcher that knows where to look for Your customized profile. So , if You want Your FFP to open as usual, You´ll have to set the shortcut to the launcher not to the FF in the ...\app folder .If you want to have all html links opened in FFportable change the settings by rightclick on the file ..."open with" .."search programms" set the path to the launcher or do it via the Windowsmenu tools/extra "folder options".

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Thanks for the advice

Since I don't get the Open With dialog box with a shortcut, I'll see what I can do in the Tools/Folder Options menu, though (for me) it looks a bit wonky in the Advanced box.

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You don´t have to...

change your folder options for only one desktop or quickstart shortcut to FFP, just make a new one to the launcher.Rightclick on the launcher, choose the right context and it´s done.

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Ah! this was exactly the

Ah! this was exactly the problem that I had and wanted to raise ... hence my registering!

Would it be possible in some way to have the FFP as my default ... I mean, ok, I know I can register the html to open with and all that, but problem is that some softwares (mail notifiers) opens mails using the default browser and although FFP is the default, the FF hidden within is taken as the default by these kind of softwares!

And yeah .... sssshhh ... I did not tell it that I had FF hidden in a sub-folder Blum

I was just thinking ... maybe the genius behind these portables ... if they can get FF to believe that its functioning like an installed version, maybe they can get my PC to believe that FFP is my default and not a file called FF which is hidden a couple of folders deep!

Cheers!

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Your PC and other apps..

...do only believe what´s put in the registry. Setting Your FFP as default only tangles the app, i.e. FF hidden in Your FFP. You have the choice :
- install a local FF and it will be registered as Your default FF. Profiles can be synchronised.
-else,copy the contents of Your profile from FFP to the standard location for the local install.
You´ll have two different FF instances, i.e.in this case profiles using one app.

Your suggestions about getting Your PC to believe that a portable app is default means that it has to be connected to the registry and leaves data on PCs.That´s somehow
a contradiction to what is called portable and not the aim of portableapps.com for sure.
EDIT: as for the mail notifier, if You have installed e.g. poptray, You´d be able to select the app opening Your emails e.g. the portable launcher.

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Firefox problem (sorta)

Just to clarify this a bit, the reason it does it is because FF sets itself (FirefoxPortable\App\Firefox\firefox.exe) as the program to open it. The way to get around this is to either set it yourself manually, via the File Types editor or regedit.exe, or by using an automated tool, such as DefaultMyFFP. Please note, all of these methods will render it non-portable.

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