"Portable Firefox" - take it anywhere.

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"Portable Firefox" - take it anywhere.

Post by rick752 » Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:39 pm

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Did you ever wish you had your trusty, familiar Firefox browser with you when you are away from home? Try Portable Firefox.

Portable Firefox is the perfect thing to put on a usb memory key and carry with you. You can use it on ANY pc ... just plug it in and start it up. It needs no installation. Imagine having your homepage and all of your bookmarks handy no matter where you go. And the best part is that most all of your themes, extensions, and plug-ins will work on it. I have about a dozen extensions and a couple of themes installed ... they ALL work! I can't live without Adblock, Mouse Gestures, Tab Mix, etc. You cannot tell the difference between the portable version and my installed version ... they look and work identical! The total size with my configuaration with all of my add-ons is 25 meg.

If you use other pcs often, this is a must! Get it here:
http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/b ... le_firefox
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Post by jr! » Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:23 am

I have this, I like it!
The only thing I find is, there should be a way to synch it with my regular FF installation so all my bookmarks are the same.
Apart from that, it's great!!

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Post by rick752 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:29 am

Just copy the "bookmarks.htm" from your firefox profile to your portable profile ... that's how I did it.
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Post by rick752 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:12 am

@ jr!
Sorry man, I totally botched your post somehow.

jr! originally said:

"yeah, me too, but I'm always forgetting to do that."

to which I replied:

"I know .... just because you brought that up, I'm doing that right now.
I've also added a few bookmarks since the last time."
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Post by pupil » Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:37 am

I started a new job where I'm using the web ALOT, gave this a bash and I must say its fantastic, on a 2.0 USB stick with all the optimisations recommended (turning of cache etc) it is brilliant, virtually no different to an installed version. Soooooooo good to have my bookmarks and also adblockplus running on my browser again. The SwithcProxy ( https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/125/ ) extension mentioned on the Portable Firefox instructions page as well is invaluable.

Highly recommended people!

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Post by rick752 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:05 pm

Yes. Portable Firefox is a way I can also have all of my handy extensions active when not at home as ALL of them work. :)

I've been thinking about loading Thunderbird Portable too so I cansend/get mail thru my pop account anywhere ... along with having my address book.
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Post by jr! » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:52 am

apparently there are versions of Linux you can run off a usb drive too!

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Post by Oxwil » Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:52 pm

So does Mozilla officially support this Portable Firefox version...?
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Post by Hubird » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:58 am

Oxwil wrote:So does Mozilla officially support this Portable Firefox version...?
I don't think so, more info can be found at http://portableapps.com/

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Post by Oxwil » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:20 am

Okay, then another question: is it automatically updated & kept in sync with the latest Firefox version?
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