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About Portable apps

By learninmypc
Dec 24, 2012
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  1. Just curious. I know it sounds ridicules, but is it possible to put a functioning browser short cut on the desktop for FF or SeaMonkey? TIA
     
  2. dodong

    dodong TS Rookie

    Yep, just right click on that exe and choose create shortcut and drag that shortcut to your desktop.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,591   +335

    That will work for portable versions of Firefox & SeaMonkey?
     
  4. dodong

    dodong TS Rookie

    Yes it will be working.
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,591   +335

    Ok, will give it a shot, Seasons Greetings(y)
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    Shortcuts are - - shortcuts; everywhere.
    The interesting issue/problem is a shortcut pointing to a removable device
    • eg foo.exe shortcut -> e:\thumbdrive\foo.exe
    and obviously requires E: to be mounted :)
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,591   +335

    Ok, learning something new everyday:)
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    Btw: A portable App:-
    1. does not require entries in the Windows Registry (the primary meaning)
    2. should not need to load any DLLs (ie they should be linked statically with the *.exe)
    #1 is absolutely required and #2 frequently is but not required.
     
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,591   +335

    Thank you jobeard. I was only curious. I'll leave things as is.Have an awesome Christmas.
     

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