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by JohnTHaller
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: [solved] PreLoad Portable Office
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: PreLoad Portable Office

JohnTHaller wrote : "If you'd like to preload LibreOffice Portable, you can run LibreOfficePortable.exe --quickstart on the command line." Thank you, John, you are such a precious resource of information, as ever. Maybe, if we cannot get a straight preloader, there are more such workarounds. There ...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: [solved] PreLoad Portable Office
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: PreLoad Portable Office

If you'd like to preload LibreOffice Portable, you can run LibreOfficePortable.exe --quickstart on the command line. Run that as Windows starts or similar. Note that this will keep it running in the background, so you won't be able to eject any drives with it on it until you start and then exit Libr...
by JohnTHaller
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: StarOffice (LibreOffice and OpenOffice) variants
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: StarOffice (LibreOffice and OpenOffice) variants

Where are ooo-build, Go-oo and Oracle? I've seen no references to those programs anywhere other than on the Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice Archived Go-oo homepage The Document Foundation merged all Go-oo patches into LibreOffice, making Go-oo and OxygenOffice Professional...
by JohnTHaller
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Removed outdated browsers from the database
Replies: 7
Views: 2749

Re: Removed outdated browsers from the database

freakazoid wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:13 pm
I disagree about Off By One. It's a browser that doesn't even render Java and JS, which are the major causes of web exploits.

I don't have an issue with the rest of them.
Another big one is image and video rendering libraries. So, an out of date browser is vulnerable even without JS.
by JohnTHaller
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Avidemux
Replies: 20
Views: 46396

Re: Avidemux

Pro Tip: In addition to Avidemux Portable from PortableApps.com being 32-bit plus 64-bit dual mode, it contains unaltered copies of both versions within. The only changes we may make is to add any VC++ DLLs required to run on a clean older version of Windows. You can take the contents of AvidemuxPor...
by JohnTHaller
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Veracrypt - volume encryption (TrueCrypt Fork)
Replies: 40
Views: 75512

Re: Veracrypt - volume encryption (TrueCrypt Fork)

they are 2 version for w10 and 8 and another for w7 , portable vesion The PortableApps.com package includes both and automatically switches between them based on OS version. hi yes the portableapp release ,but not the veracrpt portable , they have 2 version legacy and new version Right, I meant if ...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Veracrypt - volume encryption (TrueCrypt Fork)
Replies: 40
Views: 75512

Re: Veracrypt - volume encryption (TrueCrypt Fork)

giulia wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:38 am
they are 2 version for w10 and 8 and another for w7 , portable vesion
The PortableApps.com package includes both and automatically switches between them based on OS version.
by JohnTHaller
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: CCleaner Portable
Replies: 62
Views: 81276

Re: CCleaner Portable

I used to be a big fan of CCleaner , before it morphed into an abomination from the nethernet. So, here's another stone for it's tomb: Microsoft Defender warns that CCleaner is a PUA betanews.com/2020/07/30/microsoft-defender-pua-ccleaner/ I think Microsoft made the decision due to the use of dark ...
by JohnTHaller
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Windows 7 EOL
Replies: 21
Views: 14064

Re: Windows 7 EOL

Although I am not a user of Calibre myself, I thank you for the info and for the continued support of Windows 7 users, JohnTHaller . :pray: You're welcome. I try to make sure as many people can use stuff as possible for as long as possible. Same reason I do the dual mode apps with the last 32-bit v...
by JohnTHaller
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Windows 7 EOL
Replies: 21
Views: 14064

Re: Windows 7 EOL

AndTheWolf reports ( www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2119#comment31126 ) that in versions newer than v3.48, Calibre no longer supports Windows 7. It's a first, at least for me... :unamused: The current 4.21.0 release does run on a clean Windows 7 install fully updated with no other apps/libra...
by JohnTHaller
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Thunderbird - email and calendar client
Replies: 44
Views: 50991

Re: Thunderbird - email and calendar client

This article focuses on PGP because security or whatever, but I'm more interested in the various other items including dark mode, calendar and tasks integration, and new compose window. You can try out the new features using the Thunderbird Portable Test channel, which packages the 78.0 release. It...
by JohnTHaller
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: BOINC - donate your processor cycles
Replies: 3
Views: 8931

Re: BOINC Portable

We also released Folding @ home last week, which has COVID-19 work units as well: https://portableapps.com/news/2020-04-0 ... 1-released
by JohnTHaller
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: SeaMonkey Portable
Replies: 44
Views: 75229

Re: SeaMonkey Portable

Just wanted to update this thread and say that Seamonkey 2.53.1 was released about a month ago, but the PA.com version is still on 2.49.5. The update is coming shortly. The Seamonkey launcher needs to be reworked and tested to handle Mozilla's proprietary mzla format the way the recent releases of ...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO LOGIN
Replies: 10
Views: 100063

Re: Changes to site cookie settings

I want to report that portablefreeware forum login is not working in Firefox 52 and below firefox based other browsers. It's failing in Firefox 74 as well, even with uBlock and Firefox Enhanced Tracking Protection disabled. You'll need to clear all portablefreeware.com and www.portablefreeware.com ...
by JohnTHaller
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Update
Topic: CDex - audio conversion and CD ripper
Replies: 20
Views: 33374

Re: CDex - audio conversion and CD ripper

CDex 1.7.0 was the last open source version. The source code was removed in 2015. We still have it available for download here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/portab ... urce/CDEx/

You can still download CDex Portable 1.7 as well as a complete package.