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Post Posted August 4th, 2016, 9:27 am

I wondered if anyone uses Seamonkey Portable?

If so, do you use the Portable Seamonkey Portable from here...

http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/s ... y_portable

I'm trying to use a portable browser on a flash drive and thought Seamonkey might be a worthy candidate...unless others have found a better portable browser to use on a flash drive?

Thanks so much for your thoughts and suggestions.

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Post Posted August 4th, 2016, 9:36 am

I'm using Portable SeaMonkey from above site. By "using" I mean testing or checking how things looks in English version to help here.

I've got regular installation of SeaMonkey (Polish language) so to run portable (English) version in the same time I need "-no-remote" switch in shortcut.

There is no better portable browser because there is no better browser at all... IMHO! 8-)

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Post Posted August 4th, 2016, 10:14 am

Hi TPR75...Thank you for replying. I'm sorry my Polish is limited to restaurant menus items! :) I hope I can communicate this effectively. Can you set Portable SeaMonkey to POP so I could download my e-mails from a web server to the flash drive via Portable SeaMonkey? Thank you for your help.

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Post Posted August 4th, 2016, 10:25 am

eager to learn wrote:Can you set Portable SeaMonkey to POP so I could download my e-mails from a web server to the flash drive via Portable SeaMonkey?


Yes. You can use it like normal/installed version.

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Post Posted August 4th, 2016, 10:46 am

Hi TPR75 - That would be wonderful. Could you possibly share the steps to making POP workable in Portable SeaMonkey? This looks very promising. Thank you!!

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Post Posted August 7th, 2016, 8:12 pm

eager to learn wrote:Hi TPR75 - That would be wonderful. Could you possibly share the steps to making POP workable in Portable SeaMonkey? This looks very promising. Thank you!!


Example is Google Email

Account Name
your name
email address xxxxxxxx@gmail.com

Server Settings
Server Type POP Mail Server
Server Name
pop.gmail.com Port 995
Connection Security SSL/TLS
user name
Authentication normal password

Outgoing Server
smtp.gmail.com Port 465
Connection Server SSL/TLS
user name
Authentication normal password

IF this is Portable Apps Seamonkey Portable, then accept default locations for folders and they will all be placed inside your SeaMonkey Folder(s).
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Post Posted August 10th, 2016, 12:43 am

I might be late with my input, but why would someone want to download portable seamonkey from a 3rd-party site when there is the official mozilla version? - e.g. http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/seamonkey/re ... y-2.40.zip if you want the last official release with broken data manager or browse http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/seamonkey/ for all sorts of betas and past releases.

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Post Posted August 10th, 2016, 4:47 am

I've been using SeaMonkey Portable from PortableApps.com for quite a while, having used SeaMonkey since it first came out.

To lvm: would it make sense for me to download SM portable from the ftp.mozilla.org link you provided and copy my user folders (Windows 7) to the appropriate place in the new folder?

One advantage of using the PortableApps site is the latest version is right there, it does take some hunting to find it on the ftp.mozilla.org site.

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Post Posted August 10th, 2016, 6:12 am

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To lvm: would it make sense for me to download SM portable from the ftp.mozilla.org link you provided and copy my user folders (Windows 7) to the appropriate place in the new folder?
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No this is just the regular distribution which puts your data into your Window profile or home dir. If you want it portable eg. on an usb key use the portableapps version. Its there for a reason.

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Post Posted August 10th, 2016, 6:20 am

I might be late with my input, but why would someone want to download portable seamonkey from a 3rd-party site when there is the official mozilla version?


That would be because the version of SeaMonkey from the official site is not a portable version. The version from Portable Apps runs the same as the official version but installs differently, not putting the profile under a separate directory as the standard installation does.

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Post Posted August 10th, 2016, 2:38 pm

wpr wrote:ITo lvm: would it make sense for me to download SM portable from the ftp.mozilla.org link you provided and copy my user folders (Windows 7) to the appropriate place in the new folder?

The .zip is just a archive for the same end result as the setups as you extract and run the seamonkey.exe vs using a setup installer and then running the seamonkey.exe. Mozilla used to have .zip along with the setups for Firefox Releases on Windows until Firefox 1.0.1. Crashes were occurring when people mixed the installer and zip builds in same folder so Firefox Releases ever since 1.0.2 has not had a .zip option.

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Post Posted August 12th, 2016, 12:31 am

frg wrote:>>
No this is just the regular distribution which puts your data into your Window profile or home dir. If you want it portable eg. on an usb key use the portableapps version. Its there for a reason.


Seamonkey puts your profile data where you tell it with the -profile switch. So the whole purpose of protableapps version is to avoid the creation of a single line batch file?

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Post Posted August 14th, 2016, 4:31 am

lvm wrote:
frg wrote:>>
No this is just the regular distribution which puts your data into your Window profile or home dir. If you want it portable eg. on an usb key use the portableapps version. Its there for a reason.


Seamonkey puts your profile data where you tell it with the -profile switch. So the whole purpose of protableapps version is to avoid the creation of a single line batch file?


And you're absolutely sure that ZIP version will not create any record/entry in "c:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Local\Mozilla\SeaMonkey\Profiles\" folder, hmm...? :-k

I don't have access to my PC with VirtualBox so I can't test it right now.

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Post Posted August 14th, 2016, 7:36 am

ZIP version

-profile switch

\AppData\Local\Mozilla\SeaMonkey\Profiles\


Hadn't thought about that before (no reason for it to concern me), but thinking there could be a good chance that -profile would bypass anything %APPDATA% or similar.

Though it would not stop "SeaMonkey" entries from being entered into/affecting the (Windows) Registry (as minimal as they are in any case), which is something I'd expect "portableapps" to block.
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Post Posted August 14th, 2016, 7:46 am

And here is the minimal that -profile does ...

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E:\Users\therube\AppData\Local\Mozilla\SeaMonkey
E:\Users\therube\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Extensions
E:\Users\therube\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\SeaMonkey
E:\Users\therube\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\SeaMonkey\Crash Reports
E:\Users\therube\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\SeaMonkey\Crash Reports\events

E:\Users\therube\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\SeaMonkey\Crash Reports\InstallTime20160120202951

All are newly created directories, except InstallTime... is a file.

(I did this by "interactively" renaming AppData/Local/Mozilla & AppData/Roaming/Mozilla, then starting SeaMonkey with the -profile switch, & on initial startup, that is what ended up, new.

I did not go further then that. Suspect profiles.ini will not be created, at all. Don't know if anything else will populate those directories. Oh, crash reports certainly would.)
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