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SeaMonkey, Portable Edition v2.49.2 Updated

SYSTEM on 17 Feb 2018

SeaMonkey is a complete internet suite with web browser, email & newsgroup client with an included web feed reader, easy HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools. The browser supports fine-grained controls over images, cookies and more on a per-site basis. Based on Netscape Communicator and then Mozilla Suite, this software bundle includes many technologies used in Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird and supports many of their add-ons.

SeaMonkey, Portable Edition is a version of the software from PortableApps.com and works automatically with web-based Java apps if their jPortable tool is present.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Open Source (GPL/MPL/LGPL and Various licenses)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SeaMonkeyPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Mozilla Firefox, Pale Moon Portable, Opera
What's new? SeaMonkey 2.49.2 contains (among other changes) the following major changes relative to SeaMonkey 2.49.1:

SeaMonkey 2.49.2 uses the same backend as Firefox and contains the listed Firefox 52.6 ESR security fixes.

SeaMonkey 2.49.2 shares most parts of the mail and news code with Thunderbird. Please read the Thunderbird 52.6 ESR release notes for specific changes and security fixes in this release.

SeaMonkey-specific changes
  • You were unable to add or edit properties for images and links in the 2.49.1 Composer. The problem, tracked in bug 1417819, has been fixed. We are sorry for the inconvenience it caused.
  • SeaMonkey now uses gtk3 on Linux. If you experience a problem because of this please file a bug and link it to Switch Linux builds to GTK3 with SeaMonkey 2.49. Pleae try another OS theme first. Some of them are buggy and cause problems with SeaMonkey, Thunderbird and Firefox.
  • With some Linux themes, the menulist- and history-dropmarker didn't show. It was actually there but only 1 pixel wide. The problem, tracked in bug 1331208, has been fixed. As a result the dropmarker in the location bar is now also shown a little wider under Windows.
  • Scrollbars didn't show the buttons under Linux. The problem, tracked in bug 1269145, has been fixed. We will try to improve the visual experience in a follow-up version.
  • WebRTC has been disabled by default. It needs an add-on to enable it per site. See the webrtc-permissions-ui-toggle add-on.
  • The active title bar was not visually emphasized under Linux or using the Windows XP/Vista/7 Classic theme. We opted to show it with a striped color bar in bug 1398973.
  • For security, parts of bug 1035091 were ported in bug 1411708. This might cause problems with add-ons like Stylish which use moz-document. Set the pref "layout.css.moz-document.content.enabled" to "true" to overcome this but be aware that this disables the added security fix.
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-01-07 22:46

@freakzoid: the "Classic Firefox theme for SeaMonkey" may be what you're looking for: https://addons.mozilla.org/sk/seamonkey/addon/classic-firefox-theme-for-seam/ ...

I use both this and the SeaFox extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/seamonkey/addon/sea-fox/) and after some further tweaking, I am pretty satisfied with the results.

freakazoid on 2017-01-08 08:44

I use SeaFox as well, but I just use the Default theme.

Classic Firefox theme for SeaMonkey doesn't really make much of a difference in my layout, except a few icon changes.

Speaking of icons, use the Classic Toolbar Buttons addon to change some of the default icons. It doesn't change the Bookmark, RSS or Tab Throbber icons though.

Midas on 2017-01-09 01:02

Indeed. Please check the forum topic to see if your results match mine...

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Opera v51.0.2830.34 Updated Adware

billon on 15 Feb 2018
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Specular

Opera is a fast and secure web browser with tabbed, customizable interface. Features integrated searches, themes, device sync and mouse gestures. Also available is a service that includes a bookmarks and password sync along with an "off-road" mode that uses server-side compression to speed up browsing especially for low speed internet connections (account signup required). A variety of add-ons are available to extend functionality.

Based on Google Chrome, the program is available for Mac, Linux, Android and a variety of mobile phones and tablets. Opera v12 (Presto) is also available and includes many features not present in the newer version.

Alternative Portable versions:

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software, HKCU\Software\MozillaPlugins, HKLM\Software\MozillaPlugins.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch Setup.exe
  2. Select Options and choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. Launch launcher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Vivaldi, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-05-30 20:14

Deleting "Add site" button on start page will stop ads being added. Use address bar icon to add to speed dial, or bookmark.

PAFuser on 2017-09-07 00:12

Download directory: https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/ Go to bottom of page for newest version, select win, then select your download:

PAFuser on 2018-01-03 12:12

Opera 50 is available. Not Beta. https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/50.0.2762.45/

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Vivaldi v1.14.1077.50 Updated

billon on 15 Feb 2018
  • 157MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Nh

Vivaldi is a customizable, tabbed web browser based on the same engine as Google Chrome. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. It features a bookmark manager, speed dial, notes, custom search engines, sessions, tab stacks, web panels, mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts, user interface scaling, adaptive interface color and much more.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: In the User Data folder, which is created in the same root as "Application" folder.

Note that the program resets some settings, including the list of installed extensions, when you move between PCs.
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Vivaldi
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract it using 7-zip to a temporary folder
  2. Extract the resulting vivaldi.7z archive with 7-zip to a folder of your choice
  3. In the Vivaldi-bin folder, create an empty text file with the following contents:

    // Vivaldi Standalone

  4. Rename the text file to stp.viv
  5. Rename the Vivaldi-bin folder to Application
  6. Launch Application\vivaldi.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Otter Browser, Opera, Google Chrome, Slimjet, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://vivaldi.com/blog/

Slimjet v18.0.1 Updated

billon on 15 Feb 2018
  • 173MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by donald

Slimjet is a web browser based on the Google Chrome engine with additional features and customizations. The program includes integrated ad-blocking, video downloader, customizable toolbar, form filler, photo upload enhance/shrink, translation, address aliases, flexible new tab controls and more.

Slimjet includes Facebook integration and is compatible with Google account import history/bookmarks. The program claims compatibility with almost all plugins and extensions from the Chrome web store.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\FlashPeak\Slimjet registry key is left behind
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (free for both personal and commercial use)
How to extract: Download the portable self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch slimjet.exe.

Version for XP/Vista.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, Google Chrome, Opera, SRWare Iron, Vivaldi
What's new? See:
https://www.slimjet.com/en/whatisnew.php
Latest comments
zorro on 2017-09-02 09:20

The portable Slimjet-Version (x64) creates 3 main registry-entries:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FlashPeak
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Slimjet
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google
...but although these entries contain quiet some stuff, it's safe to remove them. I wrote a small batch:
@echo off
start /wait "" "slimjet.exe"
REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FlashPeak" /f
REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Slimjet" /f
REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google" /f
exit
...and compiled it with the Bat-to-Exe-Converter. VoilĂ , a completely stealth, fast, reliable x64-Browser!

PAFuser on 2017-12-18 15:26

17.0 no longer on website, in download or "what's new".

PAFuser on 2017-12-19 13:40

17.0.1 Beta is now in Download section of web site.

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Google Chrome Portable v64.0.3282.168 Updated

billon on 15 Feb 2018
  • 150MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Google Chrome is a minimalistic browser designed for simplicity and speed. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. The rendering and underlying code is similar to Apple's Safari browser.

Available for Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Google Chrome Portable is a version created in the PortableApps format and includes automatic support for jPortable to enable web-based Java apps. For users interested in the cutting edge, the Beta, Development and 64-bit channels are also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch GoogleChromePortable.exe.

Optionally, to run in a more stealthy mode, start with --incognito to avoid saving history and cookies after program close.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/search/label/Stable updates
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-04-06 07:00

Tested on Windows 10 64bit:
After closing Chrome and the PortableApps.com platform 13.0 I found files in this folder:
C:\Users\MyUserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
AND in the registry I found settings in these keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\PreReadFieldTrial
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome

JohnTHaller on 2016-04-08 13:25

There was a Crashpad issue causing the APPDATA directory to be left behind that was fixed in today's releases. I can't reproduce the others on any OS. Please post a complete bug report in the support forum here: http://portableapps.com/forums/support/other_apps We have hundreds of apps and bug reports as comments on another site often won't be seen and won't wind up being addressed, at least not in a timely manner.

Ennovy on 2016-04-08 13:42

@JohnTHaller: Thank you for the new release. Regarding the registry entries that are left behind I will post in the forum.

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Sleipnir v4.5.11 Updated

billon on 14 Feb 2018
  • 139MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by AlephX

Sleipnir is a browser with dual-rendering capability using Internet Explorer and Chrome engines, known as Trident and Blink respectively. In addition, the program includes advanced tab management and a wide array of customizations, Chrome extension compatibility, RSS, passwords and forms management, mouse gestures, advanced drag and drop, keyboard shortcuts, available cloud synchronization using the maker's service and more.

Cross platform (Mac, Android, iPhone and Windows Phone).

NOTE: Version 6 of this program is available but may not be portable.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Sleipnir.exe (found inside bin sub-folder).
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium, QupZilla
What's new? See Japanese changelog here.
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2014-12-06 17:29

In my opinion, v6 is a step back (looks more "modern", but lacks versatility) compared to v4 (they are being worked on simultaneously).

smaragdus on 2015-05-29 14:46

In fact the latest version of Sleipnir 4 series is 4.4.3.4000.
I agree with joby_toss that Sleipnir 6 is modern beyond usability.

smaragdus on 2016-08-03 20:48

English page is gone, latest versions (as of 2016.08.03)- 4.5.0 & 6.2.0.

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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v58.0.2 Updated

billon on 11 Feb 2018
  • 254MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, powerful and secure web browser that supports open standards and many of the latest web technologies. The program includes smart search, easy bookmark management, web development tools and built-in download manager. A powerful add-on system allows for thousands of specialized functions, as well as a customized look and feel.

Versions available for Mac, Android, iOS, Linux and supports many world languages.

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla. It includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit builds and selects the appropriate one for each PC. Beta, Developer and Extended Release versions are also available. Alternatively, X-Firefox is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Program: MPL 2.0
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FirefoxPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pale Moon Portable, SeaMonkey Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/notes/
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-08-19 15:57

@gbrao: thanks for posting about this -- I've added something to the forum about that topic.

Guido76 on 2017-11-15 07:48

Hello everybody,
Be careful with this update. You can't return to the previous version because incompatibility in the profile, which is modified by FF 57.0.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-12-01 20:46

FF v57 uses pingsender.exe to telemetry Your usage.
To awoid this, just delete the pingsender.exe file.

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/14/what-is-pingsender-exe-on-windows

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SRWare Iron v64.0.3350.0 Updated

billon on 11 Feb 2018
  • 160MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by freakazoid

SRWare Iron is a privacy-enhanced web browser based on Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome. By default, Iron sends out less information as compared to Chrome (e.g., creating a unique user ID or the submission of entries to Google to generate suggestions), making it potentially more privacy friendly and secure in operation.

Iron supports both official and unofficial themes and some extensions from Chrome. Additionally, to enable blocking ad servers, a 'adblock.ini' is present in the program folder, and Opera's 'urlfilter.ini' can easily be converted to Iron's accepted format by following these instructions (or see comments below).

Note: It is recommended you change the homepage. The Iron default homepage may contain ads or links to fake adware-containing downloads.

Alternative packages:

  • Iron Portable (adds password portabilization, path portabilization, registry cleanup and Java support)
  • X-Iron (idem)

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. It creates some registry keys in 'HKCU\Software\Chromium'. Start with --incognito parameter to prevent saving history and cookies after program closes.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch IronPortable.exe.

XP/Vista is no longer supported but the last release version 49 is available.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, Google Chrome Portable
What's new?
  • Spectre protection.
  • Improved pop-up blocker.
  • Default preload value for <audio> and <video> elements is now metadata.
  • Bug-/Security fixes.
Latest comments
random17 on 2016-08-07 14:16

Just noting that Iron Portable and SRWare Iron Portable, as well as GoogleChromePortable and X-Chromium, create these registry keys:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions

HKU\*\Software\Google
HKU\*\Software\Google\Chrome
HKU\*\Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions

Also note that the HKLM key is hidden in regedit. I can see it being created using Regshot and get to it and delete it with an alternate registry editor. I don't know how the key is protected. (Any info appreciated.)

The only Chromium browser that doesn't create these keys is Chromium Portable (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2169).

They also create the following folders/files:

C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\metadata
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\reports
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\settings.dat

webfork on 2016-08-09 00:09

random17: thanks for the info but, as that addresses multiple programs and not just Iron, posts like that really belong in forums.

MIKLO on 2017-08-15 13:51

Very nice have been using for a long time and really like, thanks.
MIKLO

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Pale Moon Portable v27.7.2 Updated

billon on 1 Feb 2018
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by infimum

Pale Moon Portable is a modified version of Firefox focused on efficiency and ease of use. Unlike Firefox, there is no support for accessibility features or parental controls.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves the following empty folders behind:
  • %appdata%\Mozilla
  • %appdata%\Mozilla\Extensions
  • %appdata%\Moonchild Productions
  • %appdata%\Moonchild Productions\Pale Moon
Unicode support: Yes
License: MPL + redistribution restrictions
How to extract: Download the Self-extracting package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Palemoon-Portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Firefox Portable, SeaMonkey Portable, K-Meleon
What's new? See:
http://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes.shtml
Latest comments
SYSTEM on 2016-09-21 12:38

As of Firefox 49, Firefox requires SSE2 just like Pale Moon. Thus, there are no longer differences in system requirements between Firefox and Pale Moon. I dropped all the text about Pale Moon's system requirements.

Hawk on 2017-01-17 18:41

Sadly the latest versions no longer support WinXP.

MIKLO on 2017-03-06 16:08

Very useful program, I have been using Sea Monkey for awhile due to the speed of changing sites. I curious to see how Pale Moon Portable compares. I will let you know, more will be reveled.

MIKLO

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QupZilla v2.2.5 Updated

billon on 28 Jan 2018
  • 213MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QupZilla is a modern web browser that implements all standard features, as well as extras like a SSL certificate manager, search engine manager, themes, speed dial, extensions, AdBlock, GreaseMonkey, mouse gestures, access keys navigation, a command-line interface and more.

Cross-platform (Mac, Linux and more) and, despite the name, the program is not Mozilla Gecko-based: the program is WebKit-based similar to Safari and Chrome.

Alternatively, QupZilla Portable is stealth, portablizes paths and bundles the required Visual C DLLs. X-QupZilla is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few QT-related keys to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch qupzilla.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: QtWeb, Google Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi
What's new? See:
https://github.com/QupZilla/qupzilla/blob/master/CHANGELOG
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-04 16:56

@billon
At first look QupZilla version 2.1.0 seems to have improved significantly compared to version 2.0.2, but it uses far more resources compared to version 1.8.9. I did just a brief testing.

freakazoid on 2017-02-11 22:46

I can confirm what smaragdus said about v2.1.0.

Memory usage hovers around 120-140 MB RAM, but that is to be expected when the core engine is now updated to use QtWebEngine, which is powered by Chromium. To compare, I had an older version of Qupzilla v1.8.6 lying around and that used 210 MB RAM.

It's a good alternative to the existing Chromium-powered browsers, but if you're using a Chromium backend, you might as well use Chromium so you can gain access to the wealth of available extensions out there rather than some homebrewed versions that come with QupZilla.

Midas on 2017-10-09 00:38

Looks like the new version number is rounding up... ;-)

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