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  1. Hi, yep, that's a problem with portable mozillas. Please take a look at this question http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/177125-my-build-of-new-moon-temp-name-aka-pale-moon-for-xp/?do=findComment&comment=1146299 and author's response to it http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/177125-my-build-of-new-moon-temp-name-aka-pale-moon-for-xp/?do=findComment&comment=1146328 Looks like he was not overly happy with this task and, frankly, I don't blame him. So, other workarounds/options could be: 1) Start browser in portable mode beforehand, and then every time you try opening a link with same default browser you will get a new tab in that browser, unless it is started with "-no-remote" option. 2) Use that "proggie" of yours to configure the default browser to be started always with appropriate "-profile" option, or you may need to fiddle with the registry manually to do that.
  2. List of Web Browsers Working with XP 2018

    Latest Steam client's update changelog includes one particularly interesting line: "Updated web views to Chromium v62.0.3202.62" So, excited and worried at the same time, I immediately did a backup of the entire Steam folder (just in case, you know) and then let the update complete itself. After a restart everything was working as usual, so I went to see the diff... But alas, nothing interesting - only a few of client's files were changed, but nothing new in the "cef.winxp" folder for at least a year, quite unfortunately (or maybe not). So, apparently, Steam is going to support two versions of their web interface, at least for some time... I don't think they are willing to abandon even a small chunk of their paying customers overnight.
  3. Yep, could be useful for some people. Why SSE is it required at all? I don't get it. O_o This should be platform-independent and Qt ARM builds are not considered something unique, right? Also, if by any chance you have access to any static analyzer, please consider checking the QtWeb code with it, for crashes and memory leaks are some of the most notable problems of that browser, IMO.
  4. Sorry for being a little off-topic here, but I'd suggest trying QtWeb for your tasks. Once you turn off external plugins (they don't work nowadays properly anyway) and maybe s as well, it becomes the real mean humble texting machine. With only 35-40 Mb on start/one opened page, it should be exactly what you are looking for. Expect crashes and misbehavior on some heavy/fancy sites though, as its engine is moderately old and based on Qt 4 Webkit. Similar, but a bit less "spartan" option: Qupzilla, with its older versions also being based on Qt4, but with a little more web support and memory requirements. Older versions are available in a topic "List of Web Browsers Working with XP".
  5. @roytam1 Could you please share your source code for a portable launcher? Also, seems like last version (2017-11-21) of New Moon doesn't like it for some reason, e.g. bookmark tab disappears after start. But the same version with PortableApps launcher isn't affected.
  6. Why of course there is! https://addons.mozilla.org/ru/firefox/addon/suspend-tab/ Oh, and don't forget about heavy cavalry: https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/bartab-tycho/
  7. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/639540/how-much-memory-can-a-32-bit-process-access-on-a-64-bit-operating-system While you (in theory) can get 4+ GB memory usable by XP, with Palemoon you are out of luck - the only way (sorta) for 32 bit software to use more than 4 GB of memory is to split itself into several processes, like Chrome or Firefox with E10S, but Palemoon is explicitly ONE process only (not counting the flash container). So, get NoScript, uBlock, uMatrix and cut most pages of their excessive fat while you still can.
  8. It is already compiled with 3GB-aware flag (kudos for that), so besides setting it in XP, nothing else could be done realistically, except for switching to 64 bits. Firefox also can use it, btw. Oh, and ofc you can use some RAM-disk that is smart enough to use memory above XP limit, and set browser cache, temp and swap there.
  9. List of Web Browsers Working with XP 2018

    Ah, ok. They are not really different, just executables cannot be swapped between them, unfortunately. Hence portable Qupzilla versions became extremely rare due to the fact that most software sites are not aware of that difference and simply don't care to store both versions at once. Btw, I think the link to that "tutorial" post is off by one (or two to be precise).
  10. @roytam1 Do you feel confident enough to move portability to the main executable instead of a launcher? Basically, you need to check any of following conditions on start to set profile to current directory: File name of executable ends with "-portable" (or something like this) There is a file "palemoon.ini" (or something like this) in the same directory as executable, with relative profile path. Or just an empty file. Each one has its strong sides in different situations. Now, the main reason for doing this is - while all simple (non-virtualizing) launchers work relatively fine in common case like "start-use-exit", they do not provide any reliable means for keeping the run arguments (keys, switches) between restarts, which can potentially lead to many problems, but the most important one in this context would be the loss of initial profile path, provided by "-profile" argument. Most commonly encountered cases: A simple restart after installing/updating addons or changing important settings. A crash, with potential subsequent (auto)restart by crash dumper. An external call by another program, which can result (or not) in a mess with another running instance. What do you think of this?
  11. List of Web Browsers Working with XP 2018

    Nope. However, Qupzilla 2.1.2 is compiled partly with 5.1 headers, including main exe, but QT and other libs are 6.0-6.3, so there is still some small hope to hack it to working condition without recompiling, I guess. But recompiling would be so much better, ofc. But what do you mean by "desktop counterparts"? By portable I mean windows-specific kind of portability, the opposite of installable, in general.
  12. List of Web Browsers Working with XP 2018

    Portable only.
  13. List of Web Browsers Working with XP 2018

    AFAIK it is abandoned. It has some quite nice and unique features though, but since -> ...I can see now why it is not there. It's your call, anyway. I never noticed Qupzilla refusing to work until 2.1.0, but I am positive that 2.0.2 is working, for I am using it from time to time, take a look:
  14. List of Web Browsers Working with XP 2018

    @~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~ Please update list with these Qupzilla versions directly from my treasure trove Qupzilla 1.4.4 portable - http://rgho.st/6y2tB2zvJ Qupzilla 1.8.9 portable - http://rgho.st/7vPWQRzcy Qupzilla 2.0.2 portable - http://rgho.st/8w8D6rpwR Also, non-portable version of 2.0.2 (and some more) can be downloaded from the same site from the current list - https://qupzilla.en.uptodown.com/windows/download/1262213 OR by torrent - magnet:?xt=urn:btih:AFAEDE035B6D3F5054338A608BA93364114B1F92&dn=QupZilla%202.0.2 Two main reasons to include all these versions: They include different binary components, which, unfortunately, cannot be interchanged without some noticeable hacking AFAIK. Basically speaking, the portable version is compiled differently from normal one, not like in most other browsers. Older versions are built using older QT libraries, which, unfortunately for newer ones, can do much more, meaning - some useful plugins cannot be ported to versions 2+, roughly similar to "webextensions VS XUL" problems in FF land. Not only that, but some people could use lesser memory footprint provided by older versions: Qupzilla 1.4.4 is using QT4; version 1.8.9 is using QT5, but no multiprocess tabs yet; and version 2.0.2 is shipped with multiprocess tabs. Also, it's probably not harmful to mention that Maxthon was (is?) spying on its users and is generally not a preferable choice nowadays.
  15. List of Web Browsers Working with XP 2018

    They certainly did. I don't remember which was the last usable (maybe ~16?), but it was fun for quite some time. Later versions require manual unpacking of setup.exe to get to the working bundle, though. And even more later versions could be useful by yanking some libraries from them, e.g, flash, and pasting them in older version. Also, there was some nifty little project called Chrome+, later rebranded as CoolNovo. It's odd that it didn't make its way in the list.