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Opera (Presto) v12.18

webfork on 26 Feb 2016
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by Chris Mehl

Version note: Please see this entry for the latest version of Opera.

Opera (Presto) is a discontinued version of the Opera web browser, meaning feature development and maintenance for this version of Opera has ceased. Compared to the newer version based on Google Chrome, it features a leaner memory footprint, more user-interface customization, an RSS reader, integrated e-mail client, IRC chat, and native BitTorrent support. A variety of extensions are available to further extend functionality.

Alternative Portable versions:

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select Options and, from the Install menu, choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set the Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. opera.exe will auto-launch after install
Similar/alternative apps: SeaMonkey Portable, Firefox Portable, Chromium Portable, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
Latest comments
billon on 2016-02-15 18:59

UPDATED TO 12.18!!!11
no changelog yet on off. page

Specular on 2016-02-16 07:31

@billon mmm, it's odd. Just had a pop-up informing of a new version to download which is apparently v12.18 yet no official changelog has been released.

However did find an old My Opera stalwart who posted some of the changes over on the Vivaldi forums. Will continue this discussion on the PF thread...

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:15

Opera@USB v12.18 is available.

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Lynx Portable v2.8.7 Rev 2

webfork on 1 Nov 2015
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Sep 2012
  • Suggested by ABC

Lynx is a text-based web browser with support for HTML4 (no CSS), HTTP 1.1, tables, frames, and more. Includes full keyboard shortcut support.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch LynxPortable.exe.

K-Meleon v75.1

joby_toss on 21 Jan 2017
  • 65MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Sep 2015
  • Suggested by BigD

K-Meleon is a fast, customizable, and lightweight web browser that supports tabs and many skins, tools, and can be configured to work with common extensions like Flash and Adblock.

The program is based on the Gecko layout engine used in Firefox.

Alternatively, K-Meleon Portable is also available.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves APPDATA\Mozilla\Extensions
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7z package and open using 7-zip or Universal Extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In this folder, edit profile.ini to include the following:


  3. Launch k-meleon.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Qupzilla, Firefox, SeaMonkey
What's new?
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-09-23 18:07

K-Meleon v75.1 would correspond roughly to v1.75.1 -- this change in version numbering was caused by K-Meleon being discriminated against by a few major sites, which deemed it an obsolete browser option just because it was v1, triggering stern warnings and resulting in denial of access...

smaragdus on 2015-09-24 11:36

Can you please give me these major sites to blacklist them? Idiocy should not be tolerated. Do these major sites treat for example Vivaldi the same way? In their idiotic way if thinking every brand new browser should be blocked as obsolete.
Yet I think that version number is ridiculous and If I was the developer I would not succumb to the idiots running these sites.

Ennovy on 2016-03-24 21:31

Alternative Portable version @

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QtWeb v3.8.5

billon on 4 Feb 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Sep 2013
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QtWeb is a web browser focused on strong privacy and a clean environment. While running, no traces are left on the host machine while browsing and none are left behind after a browser "reset" in the privacy menu. All toolbars, including navigation bar, can be turned off or docked anywhere, and even moved outside the main browsing window. Includes built-in support for Torrent downloads and ad-blocking functionality can be easily enabled.

Based on Qt framework and Apple's WebKit rendering engine (also used by Apple Safari).

Security note: development of this browser appears to have stalled and the software may be subject to security vulnerabilities.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QtWeb.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: QupZilla
What's new?
  • Qt Framework is upgraded to the version 4.8.5.
  • Added Shift-JIS encoding.
  • Redesigned searches dialog and model.
  • WebInspector integration improved.
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2013-09-09 22:11

Not bad but can't work with Java.

ttttt11111 on 2013-09-17 17:14

I was worried that QtWeb was as dead as K-meleon. It hadn't been updated in more than a year. Thankfully, I was wrong.

QtWeb makes for a great secondary browser or portable browser, or even as a primary browser if you don't like bloatware. It's small and fits on a flash ram of at least 2GB, and contains all modern web technologies except java.

The lack of java isn't a problem for those who don't visit sites laden with that crap. It works with adobe flash, so youtube and other sites work fine.

The only downside to QtWeb is a lack of plugins or extensions. It would be nice to have an adblocker (especially for youtube) or other content blocker.

SYSTEM on 2016-09-26 18:03

I adjusted the entry for the fact that Qt is now a publicly traded company, no longer owned by Digia. (Funnily enough, it's traded in Nasdaq Helsinki, of all stock exchanges...)

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Off By One Web Browser v3.5d

webfork on 14 Feb 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2006
  • Suggested by David Miller

The Off By One Web Browser is a small and fast browser with full HTML 3.2 support. It is a completely self-contained, stand-alone application with no dependencies on any other browser or browser component. As it does not support Java, Javascript or Flash, you won't get problems with popups and spyware, but many pages will not render as they do in other browsers.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package (with or without OpenSSL DLLs) and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty file called OB1.INI in that folder (otherwise the application will write to C:\WINDOWS\OB1.INI by default)
  3. Launch OB1.exe
What's new? Jan2, 2006: Fixed a bug introduced in V3.5.c which identified the browser as running on a CE system in the UserAgent header.
Latest comments
outskirter on 2011-12-27 22:19

This simple and speedy browser would have been quite useful to me back in the days before Google Street View, YouTube, online banking, etc. etc., none of which it can support. Oh well, a nice trip down memory lane, anyway! LOL

abc on 2011-12-27 22:35

@Outskirter: qtweb might be better alternative for you

Cattleya on 2013-07-31 04:23

Without Unicode today make this browser useless.

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