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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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DbVisualizer Error “No JVM could be found ..” and “please define EXE4J_JAVA_HOME”

On this download page i downloaded dbvisualizer.zip and unpacked it to a folder. Starting the dbvis.exe i get this error: No JVM could be found in your system. Please define EXE4J_JAVA_HOME to ...
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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 *.bin ...
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Portable VirtualBox shared drive without a drive letter

I have installed VirtualBox portable onto a USB stick and created a virtual machine. I want to share files between guest and host via a shrred folder, but VirtualBox will not accept a folder of the ...
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Portable Linux With Horizon View Client

I need create a portable Linux version (light version for PXE boot!) which includes Vmware Horizon Client in it so I can run a TFTP Server and PXE server to boot my clients from the network Directly. ...
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How to batch install setup-file (*.exe) on PC?

Instead of repeatedly double-clicking tens of setup files (*.exe), can batch-installing at once be possible? Or at least one double-click is enough to sequentially activate them? The closest Google ...
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Monitor and Keyboard in Laptop format

I am looking for a device that is in a laptop format, but does not have any CPU, HDD, or motherboard. I was hoping for a laptop-esque device to control a headless server with usb and vga/dvi ...
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UEFI Linux Installation To External Flash Drive

Recently I've bought myself a "Mini-PC" box that came with Windows 10. It only supports UEFI boot (no BIOS). Eager to play with Linux Mint on the box, I've installed it in UEFI mode, making sure the ...
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Installing Windows 10 on External Drive

This question has been asked a few times and all had good replies that I have followed and it seems I am SO close to getting this done... But the Windows 10 ISO I have downloaded from Microsoft does ...
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What is the difference between “Rufus” and “Rufus portable”

On this site : https://rufus.akeo.ie/, there are two downloads, one labeled "Rufus 2.8" and the other labeled "Rufus 2.8 portable" I have tried both, and they do not differ in functionality as far as ...
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How do I configure nVidia drivers on a Portable Ubuntu setup?

I've been pulling my hair out over this one for a couple of days now, google is no help. I've created a wonderful (until this issue) portable copy of Ubuntu linux that will boot on mostly anything by ...
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Portable charging device

I have several devices that charge by USB, that I'd like to keep charged at all times. I've used my laptop in the past, put it in the lowest possible power setting, but it still gets hot, and is ...
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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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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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What's the difference between portable and install versions?

Is there any difference between the portable and desktop install versions of software or an application? For example, I have both portable and install versions of Google chrome. Are they the same? ...
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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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“something prevented the text engine from being initialized.” in Photoshop CS5 portable

I'm using a portable installation of Photoshop CS5 Extended. Two days ago I did some animated gifs with text on them. I have not been using Photoshop much recently, but I had also done some work on ...
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Why aren't all applications 'portable'?

I've recently been trying to 'install' stuff a lot less on my Windows machine (I hate installers - I need to know where programs put stuff...), choosing to use portable or standalone versions of ...
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How to use a software without installing it on a computer? [duplicate]

I hope my question fits superuser. I am a PhD student and I must use a software on my computer at the faculty's office but unfortunately, the informaticians are not at the university since a quite ...
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Making Eclipse portable

Note: Yes, I've seen this. However, it seems like Eclipse has changed something since 2010, because trying to run a fresh install from my flash drive doesn't work anymore. Since the question was asked ...
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How to transfer saved passwords between two different Firefox installation?

I am currently using a portable installation of Firefox 3.6.13, set to save passwords for some sites, using the Master Password feature. Now, I would like to move all my saved passwords to another ...
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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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Portable android studio

I downloaded android-studio-ide-141.2288178-windows.zip and uncompressed it and I installed also jdk, the problem is that when I run studio64, I get the splash screen for less than a second and ...
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Windows 10: Cortana Search is not finding portable applications

This question deals with finding applications in general but not portable ones: Cortana Search is not finding applications on Windows 10 I have a portable application located but not installed at C:\...
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Compiling Firefox Portable

Is it possible that I install addons, change settings in about:config, and then compile then? So that when I install that Firefox, it will already have hose settings/features/addons already?
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Any PORTABLE application to open Active@ Disk Image Backup File (ADI)

Recently I formatted & reinstalled my Windows System. Before that taken back-up of whole 'C' Drive (using AOMEI Backupper,free backup software) to an ADI extension file. There is option to mount ...
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How can I create an image gallery with just a few mouse actions?

I would like to be able to create an HTML image gallery in Windows 10 with a "1-click" approach. Is there a way to do that without having to install any software?
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Will my portable app (Portable R) work on both my PC and Mac?

I installed the portable program onto my usb. I am wondering whether it will work on a MAC computer at school. EDIT: The program is portable R -> http://portableapps.com/node/32898
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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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Portable web browser fo Windows with a proxy individual [closed]

I need a portable brower which can be run on Win 8.1. In my desktop I have a running two browser in time (FF+Chrome). So, Portable FF can't start when I have a running normal version (Only one ...
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When can you copy/paste whole apps or games? [closed]

Is it possible to know when certain apps / games in Windows can be copy/pasted/moved without issues and when you cannot? Why can I install a game like Diablo 3 from a CD and move its directory but ...
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Standalone - DosBox

I hope that this question is ontopic here. I am looking for a standalone version of DosBox to run under Windows 7 (64 bit). I found: http://www.pendriveapps.com/dosbox-dos-emulator/ http://...
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Portable applications Benchmark/speed

I am setting up a new PC and I was thinking of getting as many programs/applications as portables (so I can keep the PC "cleaner"). My main concern is, does portable make the application run "slower" ...
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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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Cannot install Hostapd in Porteus (Slackware)

I’m trying to install hostapd (to share laptop’s Wi-Fi) into Porteus (I guess it’s a slackware based distro). I’ve tried usm -s hostapd, it said: driver_nl80211.c:21:31: warning: netlink/genl/genl....
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Ho do I build and use a portable Windows OS environment for developers?

I am a developer and use several applications, tools and programs on my Windows 8.1 machine. I work frequently from home in addition to the office. Currently, I use one souped-up laptop that has all ...
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How I can create a multiplatform portable pendrive of Ubuntu?

The goal is to carry a pendrive with your personal files and Ubuntu. Just plug in a computer and boot it. Is this possible? Across Mac/Windows/Linux?
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run 2 different versions of ffmpeg form same server

I'm trying to run a second version of ffmpeg on a unix server without update or remove the old version. In the server it's installed version 1.0.1, can I compile latest version of ffmpeg (current 2.5....
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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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firefox portable: doesnt open links from other applications

I'm having a very annoying problem: I'm using Firefox 4 Portable on my office PC, everything is ok except when clicking links from my email programm or messenger. Firefox (already running) won't open ...
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Executable to change default programs

I have a flash drive with several portable apps on it (Foxit, Chrome, etc.) that I bring to the computer lab at my university. Is there anyway to create an executable that I can run from my drive that ...
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How can I batch convert flac files to wav?

I'm using Windows XP, and I have several (about 160) flac files which I need to convert to wav. Since it is not practical to convert so many one by one, I need a utility that can convert them, but ...
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How to see or download only 1st page of any online PDF without downloading whole PDF?

I need to note the title inside a PDF (which is always on the first page of each PDF), from 300 PDF files that are online. All of the files are big, above 5 MB. How can I see or download only the ...
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Convert file from VOC to MP3 [closed]

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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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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Is there a free portable version of F-Prot Antivirus available? [closed]

I'm looking for a portable AV for my USB-Stick (currently using ClamWinAV), and heard that F-Prot is good. Do they offer a free (earlier) version with up-to-date virus definitions, if so where can I ...
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How to draw a marker or similar indication arrow on screen and keep at the same position until I move it? [closed]

How can I draw a marker or similar indication arrow on screen and keep it at the same position until I move it? I need freeware, portable for Windows XP. I want to use this type of tool in ...
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How to make boxes with measurment in pixel for various things on design? [closed]

How to make boxes with measurement in pixel for various things on design ? transparent boxes on design with height and width. Like this. round corner is not necessary. but when i draw boxes then size ...
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How to tile vertically only selected windows in Windows XP [closed]

many applications are open on my Windows XP desktop but i just want tiles 2 windows vertically. I need portable freeware.
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Is there any task based/action based macro recorder to perform task automated in web browser? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any keyboard mouse macro recorder to save time time on any repeted task? @John T http://superuser.com/questions/98880/is-there-any-keyboard-mouse-macro-recorder-to-...