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Time to say Goodbye ...........

Submitted by robertcampbell on January 21, 2023 - 2:01pm

Hi everyone,

After close to 3 years of using PortableApps it is time for Me to say goodbye. Ive had several problems in the past and I received more support from the community then from the actual owner/developer of this software. In fact the majority of his replies were that my drive was failing. Im here to tell You that my drive that I have been using for PA and I am still using right now is and has been working fine the entire time with 0 read/write errors and that the problem is/was indeed with the PortableApps program itself.

Google Chrome Portable but consumes less ram and memory

Submitted by lapnhan on December 24, 2022 - 7:57am

Is there any app similar to Google Chrome Portable but consumes less RAM and memory?
Chrome Portable is currently like a regular chrome and consumes a lot of RAM, the download capacity is about 250 MB. And about more than 500 MB in use.
Is there a way to reduce these parameters to a significant extent and still be usable? I just used a lot of Google Chrome Portable to view and retrieve messages on Gmail and Twitter for our project.

[Fixed] Swahili.locale in ..\PortableApps.com\App\Locale

Submitted by JLim on December 10, 2022 - 2:44pm

[PortableApps.comLocaleDetails]
Name=Swahili
LocalizedName=Kiswahili
Version=21.0
Updated=2022-02-10
ContributedBy=John T. Haller
LocaleID=1089
LocaleWinName=LANG_SWAHILI (machine generated)

The words "(machine generated)" should be in the value of ContributedBy not in the value of LocaleWinName.

I also have some questions on the language variable value. I do not know are they error.
LocaleCode3 for Hindi has only 2 letters " hi".
LanguageCode for Igbo has 3 letters "ibo".

Unable to update to Platform 23.0

Submitted by Anatoliy Kovalenko on December 9, 2022 - 6:57pm

Update is impossible, because «Automatic App Closing» does not work – the program has long been closed, but the main window does not see this and reporting about a some «app».
I had to kill:
PS > (Get-Process "*portableapps*").Kill()
Very convenient.

Original Subject: Update is impossible,

[Moved from comment to thread by mod JTH]

PortableApps Updater problems...

Submitted by Marty8E2 on November 12, 2022 - 5:17am

The built-in updater is listing lots of updates for the apps on my USB drive. When I click Next to download and install them, it goes to the Downloading and Installing screen, then I get "Downloading 1 of 25: /AppName/" but the lower progress bar just says "Connecting". It gives up trying on the first program, then proceeds to 2 of 25, which fails in the same way. I get "Unable to download the file. This could be due to a proxy or network issue...."

I have tried running the updater with the firewall switched off - exactly the same result.

Any idea what is wrong?

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