Hi. Ressurecting one long dead entry:
Posted by: JamesD
Date: November 06, 2008 08:34PM
I just put KM 1.5.1 on a USB stick. (...)
Does not seem to be a way to use favorites from the stick.
Well, I fought with this one for days. I had seen relative paths for an own, KM, favorites folder, working on one machine, from a RAMdisk (R:\).
Well, when copying the self same installation to R:\ on the other machine: no favorites!
Today I found out, by making those R:'s NetworkShares to be accessed from both machines, and fiddling - not just for minutes:
I had always started the "buggy" KM from a shortcut that DID show the complete path ("R:\KM\k-meleon.exe -new") in the "Target" box, BUT:
the "Execute in" (or is it "Execute from" in English Windows?) was blank.
That was it. Period.
Relative Favs ARE shown when doubleclicking the exe.
Relative Favs ARE shown when KM is started from Start -> Run
Relative Favs ARE shown when KM is started doubleclicking a startKM.bat file in the KMroot folder (containing nothing but k-meleon.exe -new)
...and so on.
They are simply NOT shown, if - ONLY from a Shortcut - KM is NOT informed TWICE about it's path - I suspect, this is a Windows security thing.
To get Relative Favs, I suggest the following:
1) Open your profile folder
2) Exit K-Meleon
3) In your profile folder, create a new folder ("favs")
4) Copy all the subfolders & Favorites you want to have portable from your local Favorites folder in there.
5) Edit prefs.js to have a line:
(of course, you backed up prefs.js before opening, and you searched if that line existed before, in which case you just changed the Value. If not, you can just add the line at the end)
(mind the syntax: NO heading dbleBckSlashes, but trailing ones. They must be double in the text file, appearing single in the GUI dialogs).
6) there's 3 more lines starting with
and dealing with folders - edit those, too. for a start, I'd give the same value to all of them. Change, if you like, after first test. If it doesnt work first time, check the quotes,slashes,semicolons ..)
Back again ...
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/05/2010 01:30AM by SoerenB.