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Open Firefox from read-only media

Firefox Live let you open Firefox from read-only media as CD, DVD or .dmg. Suggested from FreeSMUG user, as Firefox doesn't support running directly from read-only media, solution (as Firefox Portable win edition) is setting the profile folder to the local user's temp directory. This folder will be deleted when user log out.

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Download:

  1. Clicking "Firefox Live" will open Firefox from your read-only device, wait a while before Firefox start.
  2. If a local copy of Firefox is running an alert window allow you to quit it. (Can be disabled.)
  3. An info window will inform you about temporary Profile folder path. (Can be disabled.)
  4. You can copy your local Profile folder to Firefox Live when "Copy local Profile" window ask you. (Can be enabled)
  5. Temporary Profile folder will be deleted when user log out.

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Using your data

r4.1

You can copy your local Profile folder to Firefox Live when "Copy local Profile" window ask you. So, if you wish to use your bookmarks, add-ons, history, personal data and preferences you already have on your system, just click "Copy" when prompt, and select the folder "/Users/<username>/Library/Applications Support/Firefox/Profiles/.default/" that you can burn on your read-only device.

This option is disabled but you can edit file: FirefoxLive.app/Contents/Resources/script before you burn your CD or DVD.

Change third from last line from "# copy_local_pref" to "copy_local_pref"

(that is removing # as comment). So you can have your custom profile folder on your read-only media and copy it when prompt.

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Other languages

r4.0

Download Firefox in your language from http://www.mozilla.org and copy it to:

"Portable Firefox.app/Contents/Resources/" folder.


Tips

You can edit file: FirefoxLive.app/Contents/Resources/script before you burn your CD or DVD to get:

quitapp
path_profile_msg
# copy_local_pref
# comment this line to have multiple instances
# comment this line to avoid path info message
# uncomment this line to copy your profile folder

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Source code


Change log

  • 3.6 r4.1(2010.03.21)
    First release.

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Acknowledgments
FirefoxLive is packaged using the Platypus script wrapper from http://sveinbjorn.vefsyn.is/platypus

FirefoxLive include CocoaDialog. CocoaDialog is Copyright © 2004, Mark A. Stratman <gro.smrotskrops|kram#gro.smrotskrops|kram>
It is licensed under the GNU General Public License. http://cocoadialog.sourceforge.net/

FirefoxLive.app© 2010
Carlo Gandolfi - http://www.freesmug.org
Paolo Portaluri - http://plus2.it/~paolo/

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This software is licensed under the CC-GNU GPL.

Mozilla Firefox® provided is an unmodified version of official binaries downloaded from Mozilla.org licensed under:
MOZILLA FIREFOX END-USER SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT Version 3.0


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