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Old 28. Dec 2011, 01:57 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Curiosity killed the cat .

What do you mean by extracting? You mean you extracted the files out of the setup, and were running it like a portable version? Is that possible?

I have installed it the normal way. I am on XP SP3 btw.
Yes, most browsers need not be installed. If you have Univesal Extracter, 7zip or any extraction utility, right click the installer and extract the files to a dsetination folder. Finally place a shorcut to the program on the desktop. That's it! Double click the icon and now you're there.!

Best part is, you don't have to go through the process of installation and if there is any associated adware, it doesn't get installed in the system and finally you don't have to Uninstall! Just deleting the program files would do.

The program now acts nearly like a portable but certain portables doesn't have Stealth. eg: Free Download manager http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1364 In the download page see the option 'Stealth'.
Stealth info: http://www.portablefreeware.com/faq.php#stealth

Most program installers can be extracted using any archiving program but still many executables cannot be extracted by 7zip, peazip....The best utility for extraction is Universal Extracter which can extract nearly 99% of executables. But I wouldn't use it for compression purposes, I would stick with 7zip for compression or creating archives( which Universal Extracter cannot do, as it is only for extraction as it's name signifies).
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Old 28. Dec 2011, 02:08 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. I came to know about this when I read the article for de-bloating iTunes. In that, the files are extracted using 7-zip. I didn't know though, that this could be used to make applications portable.

I don't know how much of that would work, since if an application is meant to be installed, and a setup is prepared, it would demand to be run in the way that it is installed. Means, would it not look for files in the places like Program Files etc?

I think we are getting off-topic here. Should discuss this on a separate thread.
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A setup is prepared for general purpose and ease of use. Many users doesn't have the knowledge of extracting programs to make them work and for them the installing process should be simple, straight forward and no hassles. Many programs are offering portable versions but it's really hard to maintain and release portables along with every setup. The portable version's that's been extracted run the same way as installed programs do, except that it doesn't write settings to the registry but in the folder to which they have extracted to, if they have stealth. But those that doesn't have stealth writes some settings to the registry. Developers strive to achieve stealth for their portable versions It's not necessary that you should install programs to Program Files to find the required files but it works the same when installed into any other destination folder in any drive.
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Thanks for the info
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This should work for Mint:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nowrep/qupzilla
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qupzilla
Wow! MC, you rock! Worked like a charm. Haven't spent much time on it, but it installed just fine and opened up like a charm....
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Wow! MC, you rock! Worked like a charm. Haven't spent much time on it, but it installed just fine and opened up like a charm....
Glad I'm useful for something

Weird thing is, although I've been into Windows a couple of times today, and downloaded the program, I still haven't had time to install it
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Qupzilla updated to 1.1.5. And also got a new domain : http://www.qupzilla.com
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The issue of download manager not closing, once opened, has been solved.
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Two of the issues that we have discussed here, have been solved. Yayy :-) . Were they reading this thread?
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Qupzilla updated to 1.1.5. And also got a new domain : http://www.qupzilla.com
This link does not work for me. It dispays a webhosting page in what appear to be Czech. Is there another download source anywhere?
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