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Even though FireFox portable is set as default browser, it doesn't launch when I press the keyboard key to launch web browser

I want to use Firefox portable as my main browser. I noticed when I use the shortcut key built into the keyboard to launch the web browser, something strange happens. A version of Firefox opens up but ...
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Create multiboot usb stick in addition to live + persistence OSs

I have a strong usb 3.0 32GB stick, and I would like to make a "super stick" from it. I wish to be able to: Install various OSs (windows/linux/osx) from the stick onto Internal PC HDD. Use various ...
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Is it possible to extract contents of a ThinApp container?

Is there possible to extract such packages made by somebody else. Ok, so if there is no general way of extracting such archives, which can be a huge exe file or tiny exe starter with huge packed ...
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Creating a similar application structure to the PortableApps format with ThinApp

I want to create a similar application structure to the PortableApps format vith VMWare Thinapp, but without the Source and Other folders. I don't need a lot of .ini files in order to save ...
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Portable browser as default browser in Windows 8.1

Is there any way to make a portable browser the default browser of Windows 8.1? Apparently the registry tricks of Windows 7 are not working in Windows 8 and 8.1!
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How to use linux bash “sort” command in a portable script?

I am writing a bash script and I want to make it portable, to have the same results in the other computers. From this question I learned the system settings, like language settings and possibly other ...
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How to copy files to an untrusted computer?

I want to copy files securely from one computer to another, the other computer however isn't trusted and I don't have direct access to it other then giving the owner of the computer instructions. In ...
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How to remove password lock on WD mybook 1TB

How do I disable the password lock on my My book 1 TB, I want to so I may use it directly with my xbox 360, since it won't pick it up on my pc list.
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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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Is steganography software, specifically OpenStego, can be run portably from USB stick without any risks? [closed]

Is steganography software, specifically OpenStego, can be run portably from USB stick with no problem? I have managed to run OpenStego from a USB stick, but I'm not sure what is the risk? Are there ...
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VMware: Shared VM on portable disk, multiple .vmx files

Using VMware, I want to use a VM on two separate development machines and carry it around on an USB drive. I found this answer, but it's not quite what I'm looking for. I think I cannot just share ...
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Open JNLP files with (portable) JAVA 7

I'm using the binaries of Java without installing it. Until now, I could open jnlp files by Java 6 and the following set of commands: (JDK is not mandatory) set ...
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Can I charge a computer through its USB port?

Can I charge computers by inducing 5-volt into their USB connectors? Is this possible? I noticed that when my EeePC 900 is off but plugged in charger, there is power coming out of the USB port. Can ...
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Convert file from VOC to MP3

I would like to convert a sound file (from a digital voice recorder) with the extension .voc to an .mp3 file or some other common sound files. I am on Windows 7 64 bit. I have tried the program ...
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Fully-independent MAMP stack on external drive?

More and more, I find myself needing a common environment between my work and home machines. Right now, I have two separate MAMP installs (one on each box), with the webroot symlinked to a folder on ...
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What program can be used to package software into one executable? [closed]

I need to package an application into a single executable file (so that I don't have to install it, so that it will be portable). Does anybody know what I can use to make a program portable?
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Is there a way to build my own “Portable” Windows AMP (Apache, MySQL, PHP) Stack?

I know there are things like XAMPP thats portable, but it does not use latest version of the software, can I build my own? I prefer portable stuff as they don't require installs, won't be affected ...
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slim down Firefox Portable for backup

I'm using Firefox Portable from portableapps.com Occasionally, I want to backup the whole folder for safekeeping, but the backup usually takes very long time. I am guessing the reason is that there ...
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Create a portable firefox

I have the .exe installation file for firefox and I want to create a portable version for it as in my laptop any external software installed in C drive does not run. Can anyone tell me how do I ...
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Zombie cookies are apparently stored in different locations, inside a computer, common to all Web Browsers installed on that specific computer, right?

Zombie cookies are apparently stored in different locations, inside a computer, common to all Web Browsers installed on that specific computer, right? Does the same process works when someone is ...
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how to install portable virtual box on LINUX HOST

I'm looking for info on Google. I can only find solutions on how to do it on a Windows host, but I want it done backward. I run Linux (Ubuntu) and I want to create a portable virtual machine to ...
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Installed Chrome and 2 Portable Chrome (paf format) - can open alongside simultaneously. Is it really official?

Installed Chrome and 2 Portable Chrome (paf format) - can open alongside simultaneously. Is it really official? In any other browser, I cannot do this even in Chrome. But I just tried it now, it ...
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Windows 7 doesn't autorun Portable Apps Starter on Flash drive

I'm afraid the answer is "it won't due to new security features", but I'll ask anyway. I have a USB Flash Drive I run Portable Applications on (who doesn't, right?). I use PStart to start up a nice ...
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Installing only registry settings of program or game?

Is it possible to copy the install directory of program or game between different computers instead installing it all over again, and only install the registry settings for the program/game? Will the ...
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Portable Emacs TRAMP problems

I put NT Emacs on a usb drive so that I could use it on my University library's Windows machines on days where I can't bring my linux laptop with me. Most of my work involves editing files remotely ...
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Browser with its own hosts file?

I have a number of staging and test servers that I need to constantly modify my hosts file to access (they depend on the domain name, so I have to change the hosts file to get them to work). I find ...
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Encryption Program for Flash drive data

Is there a program that I can use to encrypt my flash drive? I would like to be able to access data from any computer, however, so the program will probably have to reside on the flash drive.
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Installing NetBeans IDE + GlassFish in Dropbox

I want to have my development environment synchronized, so I installed NetBeans 7.0, GlassFish 3.1 and JDK 6u25 in a Dropbox folder. The IDE works fine after setting up /etc/netbeans.conf: # ${HOME} ...
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How do I factory reset a Motorola WT41N0 wearable computer?

I've got two Motorola WT41N0 Wearable Computers with WiFi issues. If they run out of battery the certificate is lost; and for some reason the device will not properly enroll again. So, I've got a ...
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Is there any way to install windows server 2003 on 16GB flash memory?

Is there any way to install windows server 2003 on 16GB flash memory to have a portable server? I don't want use it as server. I tried to install it using Portable-VirtualBox. but it doesn't work. ...
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Is it possible to give “out-of-the-box” programs an executable command in Linux?

I don't know if I'm being clear. Take the following scenario: You have downloaded a .tar.gz compressed program, you unpack it, and it runs right from there. It's not source code, just an application ...
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can I assume downloading and using firefox portable on foreign computer keeps me private?

Nothing so paranoid, but I just didn't like my history and any of my add-on/plugin installs will be visible on public computer after my use. I started using firefox portable, but because usb memory is ...
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How to create a portable VM

I am curious on how to create a portable Virtual Machine image and having it on my phone. I want to be able to take and plug my phone into any computer with Virtual Box (i.e. Windows, Linux, Mac(the ...
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How to open regular Firefox after Firefox portable has been open

I noticed when Firefox portable is opened, then the regular Firefox is launched, it actually launches Firefox portable again. For example say Firefox portable has the add on No Scripts and the regular ...
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How do I autorun applications after mounting a TrueCrypt container?

I would like my TrueCrypt virtual drive to act as a newly inserted USB drive or CD/DVD by executing commands in the partition's autorun.inf file. I've read several suggestions online including ...
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Using enclosed ssd as portable computer?

I have a laptop with USB 3.0 ports and I have a solid state drive I never got around to installing on my desktop or using at all. I was thinking about buying an enclosure for it and booting off it on ...
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Opera Portable puts a blue Downloads folder in my User's Favorites folder when the browser starts up

I just installed Opera Portable 12.16 on my flash drive from PortableApps.com. When I start it up, a blue Downloads folder is created in my User's Favorites folder. I have set up the Downloads path ...
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How to migrate Notepad++ settings?

I am trying to portabilize every program I use if possible, and Notepad++ is on the list. The only problem is that I've had a native installation until now so that I'm not totally sure which settings ...
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What is a portable app to enable flash drive search?

I want a windows vista compatible portable application that provides fast search on my flash drive for those occasions when I work on another machine. Something like google desktop for a flash drive. ...
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Is it possible to use XP visual styles (*.msstyles) or Windows Blinds in a thinapp portable application?

It's been a while since I made a portable (Office 2007) Thinapp application, and since then I've uninstalled VMWare from my machine to free up space, so I'd like to know if someone already knows the ...
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Setting the viminfo path in gVim for portability (Windows)

I'm trying to make my gVim installation as portable as possible, and in doing so I want to put the _viminfo file in the $VIM directory rather than $HOME. I'm pretty new to hacking vimrc ...
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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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Prepackaging FireFox for Distribution

I install FireFox for a lot of my clients and tend to install a set of plugins and configurations for the browser. Is there a way to package Firefox with it's settings and plugins and make it easier ...
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How to create portable Linux system on a USB Drive?

I want to create a portable Linux system which I can keep on my 8GB USB drive and take with with me anywhere I go, basically I want to have all my programs, settings and files stored on the USB so ...
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Windows based portable PPTP Client separate from built-in OS client

Is there any Windows based portable pptp client separate from built-in OS client that I can put on my jump drive for use in a lock-down PC User/Guest account in XP or Vista? I would like to use my ...
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Virtualized network for a portable application?

I'd like to make a certain application portable. The normal version acesses a server. The "portable" (virtualized) version is meant to work with the server unreachable. It should contain a copy ...
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Portable webserver with support for SSI

Is there any small servers (portable is what I specifically need) that are available with support for SSI (server side includes)? I need to be able to test my includes before I upload them online.
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Portable Wiki which stores .txt or HTML files

I know there are TiddlyWiki but I need one which stores HTML or even .txt files. I want to use this Wiki like a personal blog, i want to log my life (probably cringy to you) and things I've done, ...
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Capture raw internet traffic

I am sure that this has been asked before, but I can't find exactly what I am looking for. I am looking for a free *standalone* program that allows one to record all traffic between a computer (my ...
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How can I map Samsung Galaxy S4 as a removeable storage

Is there anyway for me to get to the Samsung S4 (running Android Version 4.2.2) via the Windows 7 CLI (command line interface)? The phone is showing up as a Portable Media Device.