Windows 10: Why not make Chrome and Firefox (and other Web browsers) portable?

  1.    28 Feb 2018 #1

    Why not make Chrome and Firefox (and other Web browsers) portable?


    People do not like having to sync their Web browsers due to security concerns, but wouldn't the ideal solution be to make them portable so we can store them as we like to have them configured on another drive or a partition that is independent of the OS? This goes for office as well, and well as many other programs. I have WordPerfect and it allows it to largely be loaded on outside the main OS.

    Keeping these large files to be mostly stored outside the OS makes the backing-up restoring of the OS so much quicker.
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1803
       28 Feb 2018 #2

    There is a Firefox portable version available.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       28 Feb 2018 #3

    DooGie said: View Post
    There is a Firefox portable version available.
    And Chrome... and Opera.... and many others too.

    https://portableapps.com/apps/internet
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       28 Feb 2018 #4

    I have WordPerfect and it allows it to largely be loaded on outside the main OS
    So far the only program I use that still wants to put a goodly/major portion of itself on the same drive/partition the Operating System [Windows] is installed on is Microsoft Office, probably due to its interweaving with the OS and Internet Explorer. With small C: drives such as the SSD in Tablets and small C: partition like my 150GB and D: partition on the 1TB HDD I like my WordPerfect along with numerous other programs on D:. It works with any program's Custom Install where changes can be made as desired. If needing an office-type program try the free LibreOffice, has a portable version.
    Portable versions | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Fun Project - Fantastic People
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