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Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by kudos » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:06 pm

Latest version: Obsolete, no longer required for Orca Browser

Instructions: The file is a self extracting zip file. Extract it to your USB drive.

Download: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable (changelog)

Obsolete June 2009: Orca has been updated to run in portable mode without this app
Updated 22 April 2009: Updated to latest Orca 1.1 Build 3
Updated 25 March 2009: Updated to latest Orca 1.1 Build 2b
Updated 12 March 2009: Updated to latest Orca 1.1 Build 2a
Updated 9 March 2009: Updated to latest Orca 1.1 Build 2
Updated 2 March 2009: Updated to latest Orca 1.1 Build 1a
Updated 25 Feb 2009: Updated to latest Orca 1.1 Build 1
Updated 22 Feb 2009: Updated to latest Orca 1.1 RC 4
 
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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by Dreamer » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:05 pm

Thanks for the USB version of Orca. I have a suggestion - I don't like self extracting zip files, what about a standard zip file? I could easily enter it and unpack directly to the other pane in my file manager and automatically replace all files.
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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by kudos » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:15 pm

I have packaged the file in the same way as Avant Browser Portable for consistency. Most file managers will let you explore/navigate/unpack it as if it were a standard archive - that's what I do.

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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by Dreamer » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:21 pm

Yes, I can unpack it, but I want to enter it and just copy to few different folders in the other pane.
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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by kudos » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:35 pm

Once unpacked, you can do whatever you want to it. Do you want me to email you the file in .zip format?

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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by Dreamer » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:08 pm

No no, thanks, I know I can unpack it and then copy, but then a standard Windows dialog is used in my file manager and I have to click several times to overwrite the files, with a zip file integrated dialog is used and I have to press Enter just once. It's a file manager issue and it's a bit annoying because I'm using several folders of Avant (Orca).
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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by ftboomer » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:21 pm

Excuse my ignorance, but what is the purpose of a USB version of any browser? I understand portability but are there any other advantages or disadvantages?
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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by Dreamer » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:17 am

Easier backup, multiple instances (I mean in several folders), no (re)installation is needed (just unpack in file manager)...

All these advantages are also workarounds to these feature requests:

Easier backup > custom settings location
Multiple instances > easier saving the bookmarks *
Re-installation > auto-update, I mean automatically download update, close Avant, reinstall, start Avant.

* I didn't find the feature request to this. I want to be able to quickly save all opened tabs to bookmarks and replace the old tabs, for example, just click the "Save & Replace Bookmark" button, select (or just double-click) "Bookmark1", then automatically remove all tabs in "Bookmark1" and save all opened tabs to "Bookmark1". It's a bit complicated, perhaps the workaround (USB version) is even better.
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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by kudos » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:32 pm

The latest version no longer requires admin rights (tested with XP)

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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by a040900 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:16 pm

Dear All, I find a problem on Orca Browser portable. it's can't work on Vista system.

when start, it will not show any page on the software. and can't to key any words on the address bar.

by the way, it also can't click any button on this browser except those like files or tools etc.

i wish any one can fix this problem.

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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by MysteryFCM » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:29 pm

Can you try launching it by right clicking orca.exe and selecting "Run As Admin"

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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by kudos » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:15 am

a040900 wrote:I find a problem on Orca Browser portable. it's can't work on Vista system
I was unable to test the launcher with Vista because I only have XP.
I have a beta test version for Vista, are you able to test it form me?

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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by André » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:03 pm

I could test it if you want.
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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by kudos » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:23 pm

Thank you - I shall PM you...

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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by kudos » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:13 am

Updated to work with Vista and Windows 7.
Please report any more problems here.

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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by Dreamer » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:38 am

I can't see "-runextra" in the changelog. :(
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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by kudos » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:49 am

Orca does not currently support multiple instances :-(
There has been no change since you last asked...

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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by Dreamer » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:57 pm

Thanks for the information. I hope it will be added soon, it's the last 'big' feature I need in Orca. :(
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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by kudos » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:10 am

I may add a "quick-and-dirty hack" to the portable launcher to enable multiple instances in the next week or so - I just don't have time at the moment. No guarantees that it will work correctly - there's obviously something wrong with running multiple instances which is why Anderson has disabled it. Watch this thread...

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Re: Unofficial Orca Browser Portable Version

Post by Dreamer » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:22 pm

OK, thanks!

Just to make sure, what I need is to start multiple instances of Orca from different folders. For Example, I have the folder Orca1, I want to start it and then start another instance from folder Orca2 - each folder has its own settings, favorites, tabs...
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