Firefox 14.0.1 Portable Edition

Windows 2000 fixes and solutions for apps

Firefox 14.0.1 Portable Edition

PostPosted by OldBoy2k » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:35 pm

Firefox 14.0.1 Portable Edition on Windows 2000:

Fix:
1) download Mozilla Firefox 14.0.1 Portable Edition from here:
Portableapps.com: Mozilla Firefox 14.0.1, Portable Edition
2) copy "FirefoxPortable_14.0.1_English.paf.exe" to your C:\ root directory and install it into the given default directory.Exit the setup with "finish" when done.
3) with PE Tools change the Minor Subsystem Version (to 0000) of: crashreporter.exe,firefox.exe,maintenanceservice.exe,plugin-container.exe,updater.exe
in binaries directory
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C:\FirefoxPortable\App\Firefox\

4) download iphlpapi.dll v5.1.2600.2180 from here
and copy it to the binaries directory.
5) download dbghelp.dll from here:
download: dbghelp.dll
and copy it to the binaries directory.
6) for Kernel32.dll,Advapi32.dll,WS2_32.DLL,Shell32.dll,Uxtheme.dll you will need the KDW wrapper:
click here for the KDW homepage
and copy together with the renamed Win2k system Kernel2k.dll,Advapi2k.dll,WS2_2k.dll,Shell2k.dll to the binaries directory and add Uxtheme.dll.
7) download psapi.dll from here
psapi.dll (v5.1.2600.2180)
and copy it to the binaries directory.
8) go to
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C:\FirefoxPortable\App\DefaultData\profile\
and open the preferences file "prefs.js" with a Editor and add the following line below the column:
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user_pref("layers.acceleration.disabled", true);

save and start Firefox once.Close after it starts and also add the line to the created profile preference "prefs.js" in:
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C:\FirefoxPortable\Data\profile\
.Make a shortcut of
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C:\FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.exe
on your desktop.Start Firefox.

alternatively you can also enter the Firefox safe-mode:
Make a shortcut of
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C:\FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.exe
on your desktop. Then right-click the shortcut and add -safe-mode command to the execution command so that it looks like this:
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C:\FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.exe -safe-mode
. Run Firefox
-> continue in Safe Mode -> in the address bar type about:config and press ENTER. Then search for layers.acceleration.disabled and double click the line to change to true.Exit Firefox and remove the Safe Mode entry in the shortcut.Start Firefox.

Credits:
thanks BlackWingCat for the info about the layers.acceleration.disabled entry in prefs.js and safe mode to fix the black window overlay.

Report any problems here.Thankyou.

BR
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