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TTW

Joined: 28 Mar 2012
Posts: 51

PostPosted: Sat 25 Jul 2015, 17:32    Post subject: Re: portable firefox 0.6
Subject description: works great
 

TTW wrote:
TTW wrote:


Only just found this and can't wait to try it on my Saluki. Hopefully it will work on there it's a long time since I installed anything new.

TTW


Tried and tested on Saluki 023 and works a dream. Thank you Shinobar this makes a huge difference to Saluki and other puppies I think.

TTW


Update:
Used in Saluki and now I am trying out Carolina Vanguard. Using the alread created Portable Firefox to post this. Brilliant Application this.

TTW
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rufwoof

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Nov 2015, 09:48    Post subject: Firefox spell check  

I'm running a older version of shinobar's portable firefox (0.8.2) and recently that updated to firefox 42.0 however the spell check no longer underlines words when compiling a message to be posted (text box) despite that being set as active in FF settings/configuration. Stand alone installation of FF 42.0 has the spell check feature active/working ok.

I tried opening the portable firefox folder and re-running the build script to download a fresh replacement, but the problem still exists.

IIRC later versions of portable firefox won't work on pupmode 5 (ram boots) that I tend to run all the time (no save file).
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babaguy


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PostPosted: Thu 19 Nov 2015, 20:38    Post subject:  

Hello All -

Running LuPu 5.2.8.7 from a DVD-R

Toshiba Equium w/an Intel Centrino chip ( I believe - a replacement for the AMD Athlon chip the machine came with ) -

After reading through many posts on several threads, brought to my attention by many helpful people here, I downloaded Shinobar's Portable-Firefox (version 0.8.2) - I decided not to have the latest Firefox due to many problems described here on the forum.

I downloaded the Portable Firefox - extracted it to /mnt/home and, when asked by the dialogue box to drag another earlier tarball version into the empty version space,

I downloaded firefox-36.0b9.source.tar.bz2 from:

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/36.0b9/source/

I extracted/unarchived it to ~/Downloads

dragged the 'opened box' icon of that .tar.bz2 to the empty space version area on the portable-firefox GUI;

was asked if I wanted to import bookmarks - declined - then pressed the dialogue button to do its magic, and got a message like:

"firefox-portable 0.8.2 does not appear to be an installer" and then it all vanished!

Hmmmmmmm.......

In addition, when I tried to make a directory just for the portable-firefox, as prescribed by Shinobar, i got the following code:

Quote:
# mkdir /mnt/home/apps/firefox-portable
mkdir: cannot create directory `/mnt/home/apps/firefox-portable': No such file or directory



SOLVED THIS BIT!!! I first made the directory " /mnt/home/apps " and *then* I was able to make the directory "/mnt/home/apps/firefox-portable"

I had a BASH!!!

Then I dragged the firefox-portable icon into the 'Apps' folder...

I moved the downloaded Firefox to /usr/lib and when I open up the firefox that I have put there, I get a strange icon of a black terminal screen in front of a brick wall, and when I click on THAT, Chromium opens!

When I right-clicked it, and tried 'Open In Terminal' it opened a new window of the (running) Chromium and was kind enought to inform me:

Quote:
"Created new window in existing browser session.
Script completed hit RETURN to close window."


( I downloaded Chromium against my better judgement (don't trust g**gle, even in a community version) as a QuickPet, because I thought that would be the most up-to-date of the QuickPet browsers, and I *am* (STILL!) simply trying to update my (free) website, which won't display all the editing options without an up-to-date browser. I *have* been able to edit text, but nothing else, so I'm not much further forward!!! )

( See my other current threads - which I will update as and when - "Seamonkey Update Troubles" and "Firefox Updates Make Firefox Vanish!!!")

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=101436


http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=101435

UPDATE: I dragged the Firefox Folder in the /usr/lib directory (which includes the 'terminal-screen-in-front-of-a-brick-wall' icon associated with the Firefox 36.09b tarball ) into the TRASH basket on the desktop screen...

Seamonkey 2.10 seems to work all right. It comes installed in LuPu 5.2.8.7. The latest version of Seamonkey 2.39 is really the one I need....

- babaguy

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babaguy


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PostPosted: Sat 21 Nov 2015, 13:10    Post subject:  

Have now solved my web browser hassles and difficulties, and also have an up-to-date Lucid Puppy 5.2.8.7 running!!!

The saga is told in excruciating (but possibly helpful) detail here:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=873695#873695

Thank You All !!!

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mikeslr


Joined: 16 Jun 2008
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Location: 500 seconds from Sol

PostPosted: Tue 24 Nov 2015, 10:15    Post subject: Request Portable Palemoon  

Hi shinobar,

If you scan through the recent posts about firefox and seamonkey, you'll find that they are complaints about problems with the newest versions. Frequently, one of two solutions are proposed: (1) either roll-back to an earlier version, or (2) switch to Palemoon.

Palemoon is a fork of firebox, designed so as to avoid some of what has now become firefox's characteristic bloat. While not all firefox addons can be installed into it, many of the most common one's can; about on par with Seamonkey.

in its construction, Palemoon is already a portable: unpacking the tar.bz2 which is downloaded results in a folder containing all the files Palemoon requires to run. The folder can be located anywhere, and Palemoon run merely by calling its executable.

There's an "install" script available, which I've never used as I prefer portables run from /mnt/home.

Palemoon, run as a portable, has two draw-backs in comparison to your portable firefox and seamonkey. It does not automatically create a menu entry. And like non-portable firefox and seamonkey, first run creates a hidden folder, "moonchild productions" at /root. Palemoon's settings are located there, as is its cache.

Both these draw-backs can be overcome manually. But, it would be greatly appreciated were you or some member of the Japanese Team to work your magic and create a portable-palemoon which automatically has a menu entry and whose settings and cache rssided outside of /root.

Thanks in advance,

mikesLr
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gcmartin

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2016, 23:49    Post subject: Can other PCs use a single Portable Firefox, simultaneously?  

Anyone. I have used the portable facility for quite some time on one of the PUP distro I regularly use. I am intending to upgrade that PUP distro by installing the latest PUP ISO to a separate PC on the LAN.

Question: I am looking to use SAMBA to share the Portable Firefox folders.
    CAN PORTABLE FIREFOX program be shared by users on 2 different PCs at the same time? Do I merely drop an icon on the new desktop and run it simultaneous with PC #1? Will they step on each other?
Thanks in advance from anyone who knows.

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr 2016, 21:04    Post subject: Re: Can other PCs use a single Portable Firefox, simultaneously?  

gcmartin wrote:
CAN PORTABLE FIREFOX program be shared by users on 2 different PCs at the same time?

No.
The portable series are designed for a single user.

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morochos

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Apr 2016, 18:46    Post subject: firefox 46  

2 years using the portable version without problems, however, firefox does not work when updating to 46
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LazY Puppy


Joined: 21 Nov 2014
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Apr 2016, 19:19    Post subject: Re: firefox 46  

morochos wrote:
2 years using the portable version without problems, however, firefox does not work when updating to 46


http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=106674
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=106656

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