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Please make K-M ready for Vista
Posted by: ra
Date: October 12, 2006 08:39AM

On RC2 (build 5744) of Windows Vista which is supposed to be RTM within a month's time, I can't seem to run K-M properly. Settings are not saved, it takes ages to start the browser and propery closing is not possible. This is the first time that Firefox beats K-M just in everything. ;-)

To all devs: Have you already tried Vista? Or are you waiting for the final release? Microsoft gave out free copies (or still does) of the beta os...

In the past I had no problems running K-M on Vista. Might be that I now used the installer and a profile in the app's dir, dunno.

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Re: Please make K-M ready for Vista
Posted by: guenter
Date: October 12, 2006 10:18AM

sag mal lieber bei MS bescheid. da wird auch 4 müll kassiert. hier nicht. murr

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Re: Please make K-M ready for Vista
Posted by: BenoitRen
Date: October 12, 2006 03:48PM

That's because Firefox 1.5 is on the shim list included with the OS. It gives Firefox the rights it needs to work properly.

K-Meleon is not on the shim list.

Vista is @!#$ anyway.

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Re: Please make K-M ready for Vista
Posted by: rmn
Date: October 12, 2006 04:44PM

I'm guessing here, but probably Program Files is write-protected, so your profile is not saved.

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Re: Please make K-M ready for Vista
Posted by: Fred
Date: October 12, 2006 10:11PM

I have not tried Vista yet. but I presume, that
the problems happen only, when K-Meleon tries
to put its profile outside the K-Meleon main folder
in a multi-user mode, as Firefox does by default.
Before installing, create a file profile.ini with the
content

[profile]
path=profiles
IsRelative=1

and put it into the K-Meleon main directory, to
force K-Meleon to create its profile within
the K-Meleon folder.

Fred

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Re: Please make K-M ready for Vista
Posted by: alain aupeix chez wanadoo fr
Date: October 13, 2006 01:36AM

> Before installing, create a file profile.ini

or just uncheck the multi-user parm in the Setup.

A+

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Re: Please make K-M ready for Vista
Posted by: ra
Date: October 13, 2006 02:10AM

or just uncheck the multi-user parm in the Setup.

Well, that's what I did... So it looks like it might be the other way around, like rmn guessed.

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Re: Please make K-M ready for Vista
Posted by: vpowell
Date: October 18, 2006 04:41AM

Try to find a folder to install into
that you do have write-permission for
(and try Pocket K-Meleon if you still have problems).
But note that Vista has permission problems at other levels;
it is owned by Microsoft, not by you.

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Re: Please make K-M ready for Vista
Posted by: psm5755
Date: November 07, 2006 06:53AM

Worked fine on RC1 and is working flawlessly on RC2. All I did was install and run!

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Re: Please make K-M ready for Vista
Posted by: ra
Date: November 08, 2006 06:29AM

And you checked multi user environment, didn't you?

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Re: Please make K-M ready for Vista
Posted by: Geris
Date: November 23, 2006 02:46PM

I am using K-meleon since Longhorn 4074. On all folowing builds, including RTM K-Meleon is working very well. All profile of the K-Meleon user You can find in hidden folder Doc.and Settings/Administrator/AppData/K-Meleon.

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Re: Please make K-M ready for Vista
Posted by: desga2
Date: February 14, 2007 06:45AM

Please No Vista support, never! 8|
Close and delete this Thread, NOW!
Anyone must read this.
smiling smiley I can live without Vista, I prefer be blind.
No need Vista, need money and love!
(bad joke with spanish mean of vista; sight, view, appearance)

K-Meleon in Spanish

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Re: Please make K-M ready for Vista
Posted by: Fred
Date: February 14, 2007 01:53PM

Unfortunately, in a foreseeable short time, support for all older
Windows versions will be stopped, which will bring along vulnerabilities
and insecurity.
That is the reason, why I use Linux more and more, and take along K-Meleon with the
wine emulator, because it is the browser of my choice.

Fred

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Re: Please make K-M ready for Vista
Posted by: leveck
Date: February 15, 2007 03:30AM

Actually, K-meleon works just fine on Vista now. I am using Vista and have no problems.

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Re: Please make K-M ready for Vista
Posted by: BenoitRen
Date: February 15, 2007 08:42PM

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Unfortunately, in a foreseeable short time, support for all older
Windows versions will be stopped, which will bring along vulnerabilities
and insecurity.
Not necessarily. Win9x's network implementation is too primitive to be too insecure, and people at MSFN can always fix stuff.

Now, NT5, that's something else...

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