Profiles used by Portable Pale Moon

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Profiles used by Portable Pale Moon

Post by 47mike » 2019-04-06, 01:06

Just discovered and like Pale Moon. I appreciate the effort that has gone into this by volunteer programmers.

I'm on Win7 32bit os and see a little odd behaviour with the PROFILE used by my PORTABLE installed Pale Moon.
It's a minor issue and may even be "driver error", but I appreciate any guidance. (I have used advanced forum search to see past threads on "portable profile", but could not spot any relevant posts.)

When I start PM from a shortcut I placed in my Start Menu, it loads correctly using the Default profile it finds here "D:\programs\PaleMoon\User\Palemoon\Profiles\Default" (my portable PM lives on D drive).

When I start PM by clicking a link in, say, an email, PM starts up using a profile it finds here "C:\Users\mike\AppData\Roaming\Moonchild Productions\Pale Moon\Profiles\fqgt5w97.default"

Naturally, I'd rather it used only a the one profile, preferably the one in the same directory as the portable install.

How can I do that ?

Thanks


Troubleshooting Info:
Application Basics
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Name: Pale Moon
Version: 28.4.1 (32-bit)
Build ID: 20190326214141
Update Channel: release
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:60.9) Gecko/20100101 Goanna/4.1 Firefox/60.9 PaleMoon/28.4.1
OS: Windows_NT 6.1
Multiprocess Windows: 0/1 (Disabled)
Safe Mode: false

Extensions
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Name: Clear Console
Version: 1.13
Enabled: true
ID: clearConsole@penzil.com

Name: Cookie Masters
Version: 3.2.0
Enabled: true
ID: {a04a71f3-ce74-4134-8f86-fae693b19e44}

Name: Cookies Exterminator
Version: 2.9.4
Enabled: true
ID: CookiesExterminator@Off.JustOff

Name: NoScript
Version: 5.1.9
Enabled: true
ID: {73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232}

Name: PrefBar
Version: 7.1.0
Enabled: true
ID: {8A6C82A1-F6C9-481a-AAE7-C96444C9A754}

Name: Print Edit
Version: 18.3
Enabled: true
ID: printedit@DW-dev

Name: Reader View
Version: 2.1.0
Enabled: true
ID: {1111dd1e-dd02-4c30-956f-f23c44dfea8e}

Graphics
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Features
Compositing: Direct3D 11
Asynchronous Pan/Zoom: none
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WebGL 1 Extensions: ANGLE_instanced_arrays EXT_blend_minmax EXT_color_buffer_half_float EXT_frag_depth EXT_shader_texture_lod EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic EXT_disjoint_timer_query MOZ_debug_get OES_element_index_uint OES_standard_derivatives OES_texture_float OES_texture_float_linear OES_texture_half_float OES_texture_half_float_linear OES_vertex_array_object WEBGL_color_buffer_float WEBGL_compressed_texture_etc1 WEBGL_compressed_texture_s3tc WEBGL_debug_renderer_info WEBGL_debug_shaders WEBGL_depth_texture WEBGL_draw_buffers WEBGL_lose_context MOZ_WEBGL_lose_context MOZ_WEBGL_compressed_texture_s3tc MOZ_WEBGL_depth_texture
WebGL 2 Driver WSI Info: EGL_VENDOR: Google Inc. (adapter LUID: 0000000000009254) EGL_VERSION: 1.4 (ANGLE 2.1.0.) EGL_EXTENSIONS: EGL_EXT_create_context_robustness EGL_ANGLE_d3d_share_handle_client_buffer EGL_ANGLE_surface_d3d_texture_2d_share_handle EGL_ANGLE_query_surface_pointer EGL_ANGLE_window_fixed_size EGL_ANGLE_keyed_mutex EGL_ANGLE_surface_orientation EGL_NV_post_sub_buffer EGL_KHR_create_context EGL_EXT_device_query EGL_KHR_image EGL_KHR_image_base EGL_KHR_gl_texture_2D_image EGL_KHR_gl_texture_cubemap_image EGL_KHR_gl_renderbuffer_image EGL_KHR_get_all_proc_addresses EGL_KHR_stream EGL_KHR_stream_consumer_gltexture EGL_NV_stream_consumer_gltexture_yuv EGL_ANGLE_flexible_surface_compatibility EGL_EXTENSIONS(nullptr): EGL_EXT_client_extensions EGL_EXT_platform_base EGL_EXT_platform_device EGL_ANGLE_platform_angle EGL_ANGLE_platform_angle_d3d EGL_ANGLE_device_creation EGL_ANGLE_device_creation_d3d11 EGL_ANGLE_experimental_present_path EGL_KHR_client_get_all_proc_addresses
WebGL 2 Driver Renderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (AMD Radeon HD 6320 Graphics Direct3D11 vs_5_0 ps_5_0)
WebGL 2 Driver Version: OpenGL ES 3.0 (ANGLE 2.1.0.)
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Hardware H264 Decoding: Yes; Using D3D9 API
Audio Backend: wasapi
Direct2D: Blocked for your graphics card because of unresolved driver issues.
DirectWrite: false (6.2.9200.16492)
GPU #1
Active: Yes
Description: AMD Radeon HD 6320 Graphics
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x9806
Driver Version: 8.911.0.0
Driver Date: 10-25-2011
Drivers: aticfx32 aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumdag atidxx32 atiumdva
Subsys ID: 00000000
RAM: 384

Diagnostics
ClearType Parameters: Gamma: 2.2 Pixel Structure: RGB ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 300
AzureCanvasAccelerated: 0
AzureCanvasBackend: skia
AzureContentBackend: cairo
AzureFallbackCanvasBackend: cairo
ClearType Parameters: Gamma: 2.2 Pixel Structure: RGB ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 300
Decision Log
D3D9_COMPOSITING:
Blocklisted; failure code BLOCKLIST_FEATURE_FAILURE_DL_BLACKLIST_g280
DIRECT2D:
Blocklisted; failure code BLOCKLIST_FEATURE_FAILURE_DL_BLACKLIST_g278




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user.js Preferences
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Your profile folder contains a user.js file, which includes preferences that were not created by Pale Moon.

Important Locked Preferences
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Places Database
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JavaScript
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Accessibility
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Expected minimum version: 4.20
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Version in use: 3.41

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Re: Profiles used by Portable Pale Moon

Post by Moonchild » 2019-04-06, 02:44

You are trying to use a portable version in a non-portable way.
Please note the bold red text on http://www.palemoon.org/download.shtml# ... e_versions
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Re: Profiles used by Portable Pale Moon

Post by 47mike » 2019-04-06, 03:34

Appreciate your quick reply, Moonchild; I've read your link and understand the cause of the behaviour - file association pointing to the portable exe, which should not be done. Thanks.

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