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Old 11-08-2012, 07:51 AM   #11
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I have used portable Firefox, loaded onto a USB thumbdrive for several years. This way, I can save all my passwords (for sites like Forest River Forums, and a lot of business websites) into Firefox, and have them and all my other settings no matter what computer I am using. Works real well, when going back and forth between a home and work computer.

By using the browser on a thumbdrive, it doesn't leave any traces on the host computer.

I also use the free portable open office this way too.

You can get them, along with all kind of other free programs (including Chrome and Opera) here:

PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives

They have packages already bundled with the most common apps, so you can just download the whole package and have what you want.

Once you get what programs you want downloaded onto a USB drive, and start using it, you'll probably like it as well as I do.

All of the free add-ons for Firefox, is another big plus (like a WYSIWYG editor add-on)
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:57 AM   #12
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You can get them, along with all kind of other free programs (including Chrome and Opera) here:

PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives
Thank you this is cool.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:21 AM   #13
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Thank you this is cool.
Your welcome Lou. I need to add for our members who don't routinely use a USB drive (or other portable media), you need to get in the habit of safely ejecting the drive....and not just always pull it out when done (unless the computer is powered off). If you don't know how to use the "eject" feature usually located in your computers system tray, portable apps also has one built-in to do this. Here is how:

Always wait until the drive access light has stopped blinking and then click the Eject button in the PortableApps.com Platform or the USB icon in your system tray to 'Safely Remove' your device. Don't just remove it. Just because the application's window is closed doesn't mean the app has fully closed and finished writing to the disk.

I made the mistake of not ejecting a sd card once, and it corrupted a bunch of benchmark pics I had on the card and was copying over.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:09 AM   #14
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At a minimum you should also be running the NoScript Add-On in Firefox to prevent bad guys from hijacking your PC. At first it will be a real PIA but after you get it configured you will not notice it being there.

Disclaimer: Yes I am a security guy.
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As the support guy for almost 500 radio station websites...I am constantly in IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari making sure everything works on all the browsers. Love Firefox and Chrome, but Chrome has a bad habit of shutting down for no reason. I've tried everything to prevent that, but it still happens.

As for IE - the ONLY reason I still even mess with that is because it is still the #1 used browser so the majority of our website visitors still use it and I need to make sure things work for them.

IE has lots of problems and it is so hard to build websites compatible for all browsers - primarily because of the IE issues.
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I have used portable Firefox, loaded onto a USB thumbdrive for several years. This way, I can save all my passwords (for sites like Forest River Forums, and a lot of business websites) into Firefox, and have them and all my other settings no matter what computer I am using. Works real well, when going back and forth between a home and work computer.

By using the browser on a thumbdrive, it doesn't leave any traces on the host computer.

I also use the free portable open office this way too.

You can get them, along with all kind of other free programs (including Chrome and Opera) here:

PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives

They have packages already bundled with the most common apps, so you can just download the whole package and have what you want.

Once you get what programs you want downloaded onto a USB drive, and start using it, you'll probably like it as well as I do.

All of the free add-ons for Firefox, is another big plus (like a WYSIWYG editor add-on)
Great post! And a clever signature.
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