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My Apple developer certificate is expired and sincerely I can't afford renew fee (99,00€) for just building Chromium. I don't know if a fundraising campaign could have success.
Check SHA1 from Sourceforge site, now I can't give you more warranty, sorry.

Re: Unsigned build by CGandCGand, 19 Oct 2018 15:45

Received the unsigned warning on launch. Have rolled back to 69.0.3497.100 for now.

Unsigned build by cozzcozz, 18 Oct 2018 22:53

This is absolutely destroying my CPU. Tabs constantly maxing out 100% while just sitting in the background. Only Adblock and FreeSMUG Chromium updater extension loaded.
Reverting to v66.

by Ed RazebaEd Razeba, 31 May 2018 13:18
hello all
davidjohn2121davidjohn2121 14 Mar 2018 10:52
in discussion FreeSMUG café / Guest Book » hello all

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hello all by davidjohn2121davidjohn2121, 14 Mar 2018 10:52

I've answered to a similar topic few weeks ago here:

As you are interested to save your preferences, if you like to automate it, you can have a look to the shell scripts source code here:

All scripts need to be updated with last macOS versions.

Hello, I've known FreeSmug for a while now and I really enjoy the concept of portable applications for OSX.
Sadly, the apps today are usually very buggy, slow, outdated, and some are still PowerPC apps. This is a dud, since Intel is much more used nowadays.

Is there any tutorial on how to package any open source application to a portable app on FreeSMUG? It would be much more convenient for me to make all my favorite apps portable, with my custom preferences, that I can use on any Mac with my USB. I would LOVE that!!!


Sorry no, FreeSMUG builds are done with clean Chromium source code without modifications.

the Google Cast function no longer finds the Chromecast device.
This used to work in the past with previous chromium version (somewhere before 52.0.2743.116, so yes it seems to be a quite very old bug now).

Could you please apply the following tiny patch at / ~chromium-team/chromium-browser/artful-beta/view/head:/debian/patches/enable-chromecast-by-default.patch that should bring the cast function back in Chromium ?


Most of MacOS app (except ones with installer) can be opened from every folder or drive. If you don't care about preference of the app you can put LibreOffice on your USB and open from it.
Otherwise you can use MacOS Guest user that delete everything after the log out.
Else if you care of some personal app configuration you need (with a script or manually) to:

  1. Backup app prefeneces on the host.
  2. Copy your preferneces from USB to host.
  3. Open your app and work with it.
  4. Close your app.
  5. Copy your preferences form host to USB.
  6. Delete your preferences on host.
  7. Restore host preferences.

I currently am in urgent need of a portable office suite for Mac. I have downloaded both LibreOffice and OpenOffice, but none of them seem to work.
When I open them on my USB, it says "Successfully opened" and about 10 seconds later it says "Successfully quit"
Now, I know portable mac apps are no longer supported. ;-;
But is there anyway I can fix it manually by myself? Maybe download a newer version?
I hope you answer soon.

Thanks in advance, LittleDoodle

Thank you for these instructions, really helpful!! Currently, I'm using a desktop app call Acethinker iPhone screen recorder that mirrors my iPhone screen to the computer and use its screen recording function to make videos. It's not that direct, but it works pretty well.

by Gary LeonGary Leon, 19 Sep 2017 08:14

Huge apologies guys, just seen this is a mac forum……duh

just installed Thunderbird Portable Version: 55.0b2 (32-bit) onto a 32GB memory stick. Set it up fine on my desktop, all working. Put stick in another pc, run thunderbird.exe from stick and up comes a new installation, not my emails and email accounts. Help would be appreciated, thanks. Mike ps. running Windows 10 on both computers.

Copy the content of the .dmg (the folder "Portable LibreOffice OSX 3.3.0 r1.0" inside dmg) on your USB drive. You must have two finder windows open. One of the dmg with the "Portable LibreOffice OSX 3.3.0 r1.0" folder, and another window of your USB drive. Now Drag the "Portable LibreOffice OSX 3.3.0 r1.0" folder from the DMG to the folder of your USB drive.
Otherwise, ctrl+click on "Portable LibreOffice OSX 3.3.0 r1.0" folder and select Copy from the drop down menu, then open a window of your USB drive and Ctrl+Clik on it and select Paste.
Anyway this is really an old app, not sure it works.

Re: Cannot open libreoffice by CGandCGand, 27 Jun 2017 11:36

Hi all

I have downloaded libreoffice from freesmug and put the .dmg on the USB drive. When opening it I get a popup saying "to install portable application, drag the folder to your portable drive. You may then "Eject" and throw away this disk image. There's an icon with the portable libreoffice folder and an arrow pointing to a icon that lookcs like a portable drive. This is just an image, I cannot actually drag it.

Dragging the .dmg from the desktop to the usb icon just copies it.

Keepass and other freesmugs works by just clicking the .dmg from the usb drive, then clicking the icon that appears.

Thank you

Cannot open libreoffice by thesky22thesky22, 27 Jun 2017 04:51

Hi all,

Thanks for your work - I use the FreeSMUG build of Chromium on Mac as my main browser and use your updater and love it.

The only issue I'm finding is that I'm seeing more often the message "This browser does not support video playback". I understand this is because, by default, Chromium does not support proprietary codecs (AAC, MP3, H.264/MP4). But Twitter and some other sites use this which presents an issue. I've never compiled my own Chromium before so not sure what's involved but I wonder if you'd consider compiling support for this into your main Chromium build? Or even supply an alternative build that includes it?



I tried many things to fix my problem but since Chromium v. 49 my browser is broken.
Chromium OSX 48.0.2564.116 works perfectly, with its default settings or my settings + extensions.

I use Mac OS X 10.9.5, I don't have this problem with Safari or Opera, but I want to use Chromium (better settings and speed in my opinion).

The problem is that -sometimes- some tabs don't load, the page is blank and it loads indefinitely. Whatever site I choose it happens randomly. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. I have to close the tab(s) who don't load and open another one(s) and then it loads the page(s).
It happens even with the default settings, I deleted everything related to Chromium on my Mac and started a fresh install, it doesn't fix the problem.
I use a simple test, I open a website, like Amazon, and click 10 times on same link to open 10 identical tabs.
As you can see on this screenshot : / wUTZC3s.png , 3 tabs didn't load, the 7 other worked properly. (delete the space besides / to see the link)

That problem also broke my extensions. When I click on their icon address bar, sometimes I can't see their menus, I must go to the extensions settings, deactivate and activate the extension and it works again.

But I don't think it's an extension related problem, it happens with the default settings and zero extension installed.

Thanks for your help.

Portable apps are no more supported; anyway as stated in Portable Libre Office page:

LibreOffice application, preference file, folder and plugins are inside the bundle:

Just Ctrl+click on your icon and select Show package content and copy your new localized version there in place of old one.
Not tested so not sure it works with new version. Do backup.

The current minimum version of LibreOffice is version 5.0.5, but the version here is 3.3.0. There are a bunch of security patches between the two, and, unfortunately, unlike Firefox and Thunderbird, LibreOffice can’t update itself. You have to re-download the whole thing. But how do I take the contents of the current version and put them into the portable version to update it?

And, as a related question, can we apply the LibreOffice language packs to the portable version, or do we need to create a language version and then make it portable?


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