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by JohnTHaller
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Telegram - cross platform, secure chat
Replies: 48
Views: 45207

Re: Telegram - cross platform, secure chat

The first option is obviously system dependent. The more intuitive option being the last, but as it doesn't take user input results in an absolute path and thus is really non-portable. After some searching, a ticket submitted back in 2015 and answered by (a now departed) Telegram " collaborator " s...
by JohnTHaller
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: PDFtk Builder [PDFtk GUI]
Replies: 14
Views: 10598

Re: PDFtk Builder [PDFtk GUI]

I'm unsure why the author isn't bundling the latest version. Licensing isn't an issue as it is GPL. Not the pdftk Windows front end, the pdftk Server command line tool that PDFTK Builder bundles. I tried replacing with the current version and doing a join as a test and it worked without issue. Split...
by JohnTHaller
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Quick Hash GUI
Replies: 23
Views: 32869

Re: Quick Hash GUI

Is there anything incorrect in my previous statement? :| Yes. Scroll down the page and the exact same version is available for free. It's just not digitally signed. The second section is "Free Non-Code Signed Downloads" and has both the Mac and Windows 3.0.2 installers, the same ones at the top tha...
by JohnTHaller
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Quick Hash GUI
Replies: 23
Views: 32869

Re: Quick Hash GUI

Midas wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:12 am
QuickHash v3.0.2 is now payware (check https://quickhash-gui.org/downloads/).
According to the site the non-signed EXEs are free. Only the digitally signed EXEs are paid software (likely to help pay for the ~$100 per year cert).
by JohnTHaller
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: XP compatible software
Replies: 55
Views: 51163

Re: XP compatible software

According to Ghacks.net, from January 2019 the Steam client will no longer be XP compatible: Steam won't run on Windows XP or Vista in 2019 www.ghacks.net /2018/06/14/steam-wont-run-on-windows-xp-or-vista-in-2019/ Not surprising as XP is 0.2% of Steam usage and they're likely switching to a modern ...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Thunderbird - tabs
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Thunderbird - tabs

For Thunderbird Portable, you'd place the userChrome.css file within X:\PortableApps\ThunderbirdPortable\Data\profile\chrome For a version of the above without the font changes, you can use this: /* * the following deals with tabs: * * 1. make them square * 2. Blend the active tab with the toolbar b...
by JohnTHaller
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Transmission-Qt - bittorrent client
Replies: 35
Views: 39925

Re: Transmission-Qt - bittorrent client

Transmission has a command line option called --config-dir built in that allows you to direct the app to look in a specific directory for its configuration. I'm unsure if Transmission permits relative paths within its settings.json file, however, which would be required for a 'native' portablization...
by JohnTHaller
Thu May 17, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: XUL/XPCOM Technology For PM-FX-SM
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: XUL/XPCOM Technology For PM-FX-SM

In contrast to some other folks here, I exclusively use Firefox 60.x and have had no issues. It's faster and more stable than legacy Firefox and I'd stopped using legacy-style extensions due to security and stability concerns last year. One thing I did do was to refresh my Firefox profile. I've been...
by JohnTHaller
Sat May 12, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 support in Windows Vista
Replies: 0
Views: 530

Enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 support in Windows Vista

I put together some updated instructions on enabling TLS 1.1 and 1.2 support in Windows Vista as part of troubleshooting an issue some folks were having on the older OS downloading apps for posting on PortableApps.com and my personal site. Since there are a larger number of folks using older OSes in...
by JohnTHaller
Fri May 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: The spambots are back!
Replies: 17
Views: 8459

Re: The spambots are back!

Have you tried integrating StopForumSpam.com yet? There is a phpbb plugin for it: http://stopforumspam.com/mods#link_phpbb
by JohnTHaller
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Media Player - 32-bit better than 64-bit ? (resolved)
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Media Player - 32-bit better than 64-bit ?

The majority of apps still have no noticeable increase in performance to an end user in day to day usage. As SYSTEM said, there are likely even some rare exceptions where highly optimized 32-bit code exists and the newer 64-bit branch of that code hasn't gotten the same optimization love as the olde...
by JohnTHaller
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: PortableApps Platform
Replies: 13
Views: 10206

Re: PortableApps Platform

I was seeing some kind of issue with the Start.exe program so I re-downloaded the program and tried a new install rather than updating. This process deletes all items in the PortableApps folder so I lost a lot of data. I had a recent backup so it wasn't a big deal, but just something to be aware of...
by JohnTHaller
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: XP compatible software
Replies: 55
Views: 51163

Re: XP compatible software

FTR, JohnTHaller stated (https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2055#comment30059) that the last XP compatible Libre Office version is v5.4.3(?)... So the correct answer is here, too, LibreOffice 5.4.x maintains compatibility with Windows XP. LibreOffice Portable 5.4.4 didn't work on some Wi...
by JohnTHaller
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Keepass Portable
Replies: 31
Views: 33786

Re: Keepass Portable

there's a related program here, KeepassXC: https://keepassxc.org/project works on Linux, MacOS and Windows. Much more active than KeepassX was hi should be tested and if it's stealth add to database they have a portable version cheers It's as portable as KeePass itself is. So it works as you move P...
by JohnTHaller
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: PotPlayer
Replies: 28
Views: 29468

Re: PotPlayer

Specular wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Do you know if it takes into account whether the keys already exist in the registry from a regular install? Great to see a maintained PAF option :D
Yes, it backs up any existing keys within the registry and restores them on exit. This is a requirement for all our official releases.