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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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open office portable - Fatal Error User Installation can not be completed

i have to maintain a legacy application which uses a portable open office in a headless mode. It uses this to convert odf Files to RTF Files. Everything was running fine on my machine on my machine ...
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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 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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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: ...
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Porteus. Saving changes

I’ve faced a problem with configuration of Porteus; a Linux-based portable OS. There are 2 problems: It loads through different boot menu where there are only 2 options: boot with default settings ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is there any keyboard mouse macro recorder to save time time on any repeted task? [closed]

Is there any keyboard mouse macro recorder to save time time on any repeated task?
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Highlighter for a broswer

Just something that can used to highlight text on a page in a way that can be viewed later (after refresh, etc). Any ideas?
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Which is lightest on resources, free and portable MP3 player for Windows with playlist support? [closed]

Which is lightest on resources, free and portable MP3 player for Windows with playlist support? I don't need any visualization/plugin/skins. Please give info about memory usage (while song is ...
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How to do multiple and different copy paste in same document?

How to do multiple and different copy paste in same document? In same document I need to do some changes. All changes are different. Is there any way to do this quickly? I need to do this in 300+ ...
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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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Corrupted hard drive. Want to format it, but want to copy a image (of the corrupted) as a backup

My hard drive just corrupted again (think it because i didn't eject via Windows because it wouldn't let me, no programs was using files on the drive either). I've recovered some files but got a lot ...
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A script so that you don't forget your usb drive on a public computer

So I have a problem because I'm an idiot. I seem to always leave my usb drives in public computers at school and the like. I unmount them and log off leaving them still in the pc, and of course I then ...
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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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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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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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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 ...