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[quote=gvgerman] @desga2 Sorry, I can't be of much help on the portableapps version. I don't use the programs that they repackage, most of which can be run from a USB without their particular formating scheme - as you well know with K-M. I suspect - but don't know for sure - that some of the programs found on their site use scripts in the start-up exe file to clean-up after the programs just like Opera@USB does. AFAIK, that would be the only way to clean-up after Firefox. As you know, Firefox can be run on a USB with a local profile using the -profile "path" command line argument ([url=http://kb.mozillazine.org/Running_from_a_USB_drive_-_Thunderbird]found here[/url]). But even with a local profile set-up as prescribed by Mozilla, FF leaves items on the hard drive. Portableapps version supposedly doesn't leave folders; so they either re-write and re-compile - which they say they don't do - or they use scripts in the start-up exe to clean-up when the program is closed. A programmer might look at the portableapps source code to confirm if this is so. For more information on clean-up after USB programs, Andreas Boerner wrote a small program entitled, [url=http://www-pool.math.tu-berlin.de/~boerner/software/index_en.php]Portidy[/url], ([url=http://sourceforge.net/projects/portidy/]Souceforge[/url]) that is simple to understand and use and does a very good job. He included several scripts based on several available programs at the time the software was last released. You can see from the number of scripts included (and, indeed, not nearly all are represented) that several USB programs are not as "clean" as perhaps advertised. The advantage of Portidy is that it does its' work when it is closed or when the USB stick is pulled from the port. Even with the empty K-M folder, K-M is the cleanest browser I know of. Chromium is about as clean (using both incognito and profile path command line arguments Chromium leaves pre-fetch info and a shut-down log file), but Chromium has many usage and feature issues still remaining to be resolved. Also, the Chromium folder is over 2x the size of the K-M folder in use. Sorry if I write too much ...[/quote]
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