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12.12.05

Portable Firefox 1.5.

Filed under: Browsers, Firefox, Open Source, Software — Hogg @ 12:50 am

Monkey Bites informed me that Portable Firefox 1.5 is avbailable at PortableApps.com. This slightly modified version of Mozilla Firefo 1.5 lets you put Firefox on to a removeable drive so that you can take it with you and use it on several computers. I plan on using this quite a bit since my web experience happens on several computers. With Portable Firefox, I won’t have to worry when I encounter a computer that (brace yourself) doesn’t have Firefox. Also, it allows you to take your extensions and settings with you. Here is a list of the modifications:

  • Extension-Friendly Launcher – Portable Firefox Launcher 1.0.8 is now included by default. It will alter the paths to any extensions you install to work relatively.
  • Default Profile – A default profile exists within the firefox directory.
  • No Default Browser Check – Firefox won’t check to see if it is the default browser on startup.
  • Download Prompt – Firefox will ask where to save downloads.
  • Download History Cleared – Download history is cleared on exit.
  • Browser History Disabled – The history has been disabled to decrease disk size and the number of writes to the disk, increasing disk life.
  • Form Info Saving Disabled – Information from forms is not saved.
  • No Disk Cache – The browser disk cache has been disabled to decrease disk size and the number of writes to the disk, increasing disk life.

The modifications aren’t life-changing, but they’ll help. Also, just like it’s mother program, it’s free.

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1 Comment »

  1. very nice

    Comment by amanda — 01.15.07 @ 2:41 pm


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