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Android; xclip alternative

Android uses surfaceflinger instead of X11. By extension, this means that xutils like xclip won't work. How can I copy to the Android system clipboard from pipes, stdout, etc. in a similar fashion?
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Portable Firefox: Portableapps vs Direct update widely different sizes

I have Portable FF 43.0.1 in my Win 10. Portableapps offered me to update it (Main Menu - Apps - Check for updates) to FF 45.0.1, quoting a size of 95Mb, which, just in case, I verified it was the ...
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Skype video call recorder for Skype Portable

After a recent reinstall I've decided to almost completely switch over to portable applications whenever I can. This includes installing SkypePortable from portableapps.com. However, I like to record ...
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How to import & export the data for default programs? [duplicate]

I try to use Portable Apps as much as possible. I always put them in D:/PortableApps/AppName on all of my computers. Everytime I reinstall Windows (which I do often) or get new machines, I have to re-...
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7-Zip: Empty tar file created

Using 7-Zip portable i created a tar file containing a folder which also contains numerous files and folders (200mb+). When i open the tar file it is empty, but the size of the tar file is exactly ...
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Is there a portable version of the Upwork Team App (time tracker) software?

Is there a portable version of the Upwork Team App (time tracker) software, or how do I install the original (non-portable version) on Windows 7 without admin rights?
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How can I fix “another instance of SomeApp is currently closing..” error message? [closed]

I just tried to open PuTTY Portable and got the following error: I have checked Task Manager and can't see that PuTTY Portable is running, despite what the message says. What could be going on?
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Could you use Process Monitor to move a program to a different computer?

Let's suppose you had two computers, both with the same instruction set and Windows version. Is it possible (okay, anything might be possible, but is it feasible) to use procmon to monitor every file ...
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In OS X, how would you know if an application is portable or installed?

In OS X Yosemite, how does one know if an application is a portable application (without installers, just run it) versus an application that was installed?
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Why does FireFox portable come with two Firefoxes and what is the difference?

As discovered in this question Firefox Portable edition (downloaded from here) contains two Firefoxes. One is FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.exe and is 211KB, and the other is FirefoxPortable\App\...
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how to Portable Apps permanent file type association?

I have windows 7 64bit. I have many portable apps in my D Drive. PROBLEM: I was able to before, now I cannot associate my files (txt,docx,...any extension) to PortableApps[dot]com portable apps such ...
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Would ARM-compiled PortableApps work on Windows 8.1 RT?

I have the possibility of owning a Microsoft Surface. It's clearly not possible to install apps downloaded from the Internet. But is it still possible to launch executables stored on an SD card or USB ...
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accessing files directly from SFX archive

Similar questions have been asked on this forum, but not identical, so I am sorry if this is a bit redundant. I have made a "portable" application. I used WINRar to create an SFX self-extracting ...
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Is there a way to locally include Adobe Flash with Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition?

Is there any way to locally include Adobe Flash with my Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition? I'm using the one from portableapps.com I need to do this so I can use my browser in another computer ...
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chrome portable in which file to change accept-language

I know I can change accept-language when I open Chrome Portable in settings but I need to do it in my python script. Does somebody know which file shoudl I change in chrome portable?
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Virtual Box Portable will not start

I downloaded and extracted the contents of Virtual Box Portable from vbox.me but I get the error below when launching portable virtual box. What can I do to fix this error? VirtualBox - Critical ...
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How to make shortcut to external apps in PortableApps.com Platform?

I have few portable apps which are not available in PortableApps.com's .paf.exe format, and I'd like to be able to launch them from PortableApps.com Platform's menu. How can I add shortcut to ...
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Open file with existing instance of Notepad++ portable

I have Notepad++ portable "installed" and if I try to open a file from Windows Explorer that should open with Notepadd++ portable I get the error Another instance of Notepad++ is already running. ...
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Powershell Stop-process with spaces in name, non exe extension

In powershell how can I stop a process that has .dat extension and spaces in name In task manager I see process name: "my portable app.dat" Stop-process -processname my portable app (doesn't work) ...
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Save NppFTP information in NPP Portable?

I am using NPP Portable for a while to have always my NppFTP information with me. But last time, all gets broken. So my question ist: how to backup all FTP connections in NPP Portable? I've ...
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Portable Internet Explorer 10 application?

Is there a portable IE 10 version? Perhaps a portable package that runs virtualized. Currently I am running Win8 with IE 10 inside a VW, which eats up much more resources than I would like. I ...
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Creating Portable Apps from installed Programmes

I want to make an existing application on my laptop portable. From what I read, there are a number of applications that will do this but they all require that the application is a first-time install. ...
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Are there drawbacks of cache in usb drives?

Background A few years ago I was glad to find out that there is a new flash drive with on-board caching (the SuperTalent Express RAM Cache), which gave it a really neat performance on small files. I ...
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How can I organize portable applications with a customizable launcher menu?

I have acquired quite a few useful tools that do various things and do not require installation (e.g. putty, ftp wanderer... etc). Some of them come as a single file while others need a folder to ...
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Set pidgin settings to another folder

As default on Windows 7 Pidgin sets its message logs and account settings to the folder %AppData%\.purple How do I move that folder to another location on my drive D:/ ? I thought about using a ...
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Firefox Portable version on Linux?

As a developer, I need to test my sites and Add-Ons in different Firefox versions, so I need a Tool to create a firefox in a special folder with its own profile and data. Also some customers need a ...
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Is there such thing as a portable database that runs easily OsX and Windows?

I need to make a small database for a project at school (not computer related at all, I'm indexing and categorizing paper documents of a research projet). The thing is that in september, my semester ...
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Where exactly does a portable app is running when the usb stick is pulled out without closing that app?

Where exactly does a portable app is running when the usb stick is pulled out without closing that app? Is it in memory? Is it written the on hard disk as temporary files (where exactly is it, ...
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How to get Google Chrome without installing it?

I know that some Windows applications are stand-alone in the sense that you can just start the EXE directly and it works - no installation required. Can Google Chrome do this? I'd like to run Google ...
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Is there any way to run VMware Player from a flash drive without admin rights?

I was wondering if there is any way that I could install VMware Player on my flash drive, and run it from my flash drive without needing admin rights. I could use admin rights when installing it on my ...
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Where can I find a portable Windows XP?

A few years ago, I found a small, portable Windows XP that I could place on my thumb drive and run from the same. Upon running, it would open a full screen Windows XP, complete with a nice filesystem ...
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App for synchronizing only folders [closed]

This is the exact situation I'm in. I have amassed over the years quite a lot of portable apps for the Windows OS. I also decide to add or remove portable apps as time goes on. I have at least 3 ...
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Portable Dropbox/Google Drive

I am planning to buy a new external harddisk, which will hold my project files using XAMPP Portable, my contacts, documents etc, as this thing is dealing with sensitive data, and I cannot rely on a ...
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Are flash cookies from different firefox profiles stored separately?

Are LSOs from different Firefox profiles stored separately? or are they stored in one central location? Are LSOs from firefox portable stored separately?
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How to use a codec without installing it (portable)

I'm using CamStudio Portable and there aren't any good codecs integrated. So additionally you need to install a good one like ffdshow tryouts. Q1: It is possible to use a codec without installing it ...
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Firefox Portable: addons are marked as “not compatible”

I'm using Firefox Portable from portableapps.com, the program is stored in my Dropbox folder. Everything works OK, except for a few addons, namely: LastPass and URL Alias. When I finished to work ...
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Make Office Portable for Linux?

I have an Microsoft Office 2010 license, and I wanted to know if there was a way to have this suite as a portable app (or apps) and use it from Linux. (I'm using CentOS 5.9, by the way) Do you know ...
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Why do my apps go to my Launch pad instead of to my ITunes where I can sync the with my IPod

When I download an app, some go to the Launchpad and some go to my application folder. I need them to go to iTunes so that I can sync them with my iPod. How can I do this?
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Portable folder encryption software that doesn't require admin rights?

I enjoy TrueCrypt a lot. It's fast and offers a decent amount of options, but it also requires you to have admin (super user) rights on the machine you use it on. I've experimented with DCU, Peazip ...
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Which is the better VLC Portable version? [closed]

VLC 7zip and Zip packages are available and also VLC Portable from PortableApps site. Which is better for not leaving traces when run from my USB drive? Are the packages portable versions?
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Is it possible to get truly portable Chrome that ignores registry policies?

I work in a company that has lately deployed a GPO that disables all sync capabilities of Chrome. Thus I cannot "login" into Chrome, have no extensions, and the bookmarks don't sync. I managed to ...
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Going overseas for while and using internet cafes, which precautions to take against keyloggers etc?

Ok lets say I'm taking an extended overseas trip and won't have a laptop with me. Reasons being it'll be too heavy to carry and also the country I'm in isn't very safe for carrying expensive items ...
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Measuring flash-drive performance for portable apps?

I recently bought a flash drive (Sandisk extreme SD in a USB 3 card reader) to run Cygwin off of so I can develop wherever. Benchmarks ranked it highly, but there's visible lag whenever I interact ...
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How I can store my profile for permanent purpose?

I would to have my profile when I move between systems, so I tried Firefox portable instead of Firefox and chrome portable instead of chrome. They look good, but I'm missing what I'm looking for! I ...
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Encryption of external HDD — accessible from windows without installation

I would like to use encryption on my external HDD but I would like to be able to access the encrypted data from Windows as well. As suggested in other questions, TrueCrypt is one option here, or I am ...
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Can anyone recommend a simple screenshot tool that can be installed as a portable app?

The printscreen button doesn't work on our university computers, so I'm looking for a simple free screenshot tool that can be installed on a USB drive. this question is similar: Screenshot utilities ...
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OpenVPN GUI does not run; error opening registry for reading HKLM\SOFTWARE\OpenVPN

I'm trying to run OpenVPN as a portable application and to that effect have installed it on a Windows 7 machine, copied the files to another Windows 7 machine and manually restored the registry ...
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How to convert current java web application to a portable desktop/mobile application [closed]

I have an already built web application (kind of a tutorial) which runs on a touchscreen Kiosk. The application is written in Java and runs on Firefox. How the application works (Skip reading this ...
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Portable apps, Dropbox & default programs?

Currently I'm using Sublime Text 2 portable & I have put it inside dropbox to sync with my work PC. The problem is I can't set it as a default program to open HTML/CSS/PHP etc.. files, whenever I ...
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Portable software for encoding and burning an AVI to DVD

I'm searching for a portable software that could handle the following accept .avi as input file encode it to .vob (Is that the right target format? these video_TS and audio_TS folders, you know) ...