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portable chrome or firefox not listed as default programs

  1. #1

    Posts : 20

    portable chrome or firefox not listed as default programs

    In Win7 the following method works perfect and chrome is listed as one of the default programs. In win8 it is not listed, but the assosiation of filetypes worked. I also can choose chrome (in my case Google__Chrome__Portable) where one can set the so called "computer standards".

    So I think there are some more reg entries I have to set in W8. Please help ;-)

    I register them with this .bat
    rem @ECHO OFF
    echo ---------------------------------------------------
    choice /c yn /m "Save regkey first ?"
    if %errorlevel% equ 2 goto reg_rights
    @echo on
    REG EXPORT HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\InternetShortcut\shell D:\sources\PC\registry\internet_shortcut_org_%computername%.reg
    cd /d D:\sources\PC\registry\setacl
    echo ---------------------------------------------------
    choice /c yn /m "continue to change ownwer and rights ?"
    if %errorlevel% equ 2 goto change_reg
    rem  S-1-5-32-544 steht für Administrators=Administartoren = die Administratorengruppe, 545=usergruppe
    setacl.exe -on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\InternetShortcut\shell" -ot reg -actn setowner -ownr "n:S-1-5-32-544"
    setacl.exe -on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\InternetShortcut\shell" -ot reg -actn ace -ace "n:S-1-5-32-544;p:full" 
    setacl.exe -on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\InternetShortcut\shell" -ot reg -actn ace -ace "n:S-1-5-32-545;p:read" 
    rem -rec yes
    setacl.exe -on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\InternetShortcut\shell" -ot reg -actn list
    echo ---------------------------------------------------
    choice /c yn /m "continue to add reg keys ?"
    if %errorlevel% equ 2 goto end
    regedit D:\sources\chrome\registry_group_policy\chrome_als_std_browser\chrome_install.reg
    chrome_install.reg looks like this:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    @="Open &Chrome"
    @="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\portable\\chrome\\chrome.exe\" \"%1\""
    @="Open &Chrome"
    @="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\portable\\chrome\\chrome.exe\" \"%1\""
    @="Open &Internet Explorer"
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\" \"%1\""
    @="Open &Internet Explorer"
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\" \"%1\""
    "ApplicationDescription"="Google__Chrome__Portable ist ein Webbrowser, der Webseiten und Apps in Sekundenschnelle lädt und dabei äußerst stabil und nutzerfreundlich ist. Dank des integrierten Malware- und Phishing-Schutzes können Sie bedenkenlos im Internet surfen."
    "ReinstallCommand"="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\portable\\Chrome\\chrome.exe\" --make-default-browser"
    "HideIconsCommand"="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\portable\\Chrome\\chrome.exe\" --hide-icons"
    "ShowIconsCommand"="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\portable\\Chrome\\chrome.exe\" --show-icons"
    @="\"D:\\sources\\chrome\\portable\\chrome\\chrome.exe\" \"%1\""

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    The only way I figured to use portable versions is to install the full version, then set it as default, and then you can use the portable version which Windows will detect as default, and use it like normal when opening links. There is no way to set a portable version as a default browser.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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