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Yet another portable mode / file types page thread, Split from: foobar2000 0.9.6.1 beta 2
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post Dec 23 2008, 02:57
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where the heck did the File Types option go from the Preferences dialog??
now i can't set my audio files to queue at the end of my Testing playlist... guess it's back to the 0.9.5.5 for me!
why the hell do people fix something that ain't broken???
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Andreasvb
post Dec 23 2008, 03:00
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Don't install in Portable mode. This has been answered several times.


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post Dec 23 2008, 09:23
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QUOTE (Andreasvb @ Dec 23 2008, 04:00) *
Don't install in Portable mode. This has been answered several times.


Hm, interesting. I haven't noticed this so far, but yeah, the file types menu has disappeared. Is there any way to make a portable foobar make its associations? I always use it in portable mode even though foobar is the main music player on my system - I like to keep everything independent from the core system which can be backed up and restored this way (and I can use the very same foobar from my pendrive at different locations). Previous versions could make the file type associations even when they had configs in their own folder and it's good that way - but it's troublesome to restore in case of some rogue application grabbing them.
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post Dec 23 2008, 09:46
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QUOTE (alvaro84 @ Dec 23 2008, 00:23) *
Is there any way to make a portable foobar make its associations? I always use it in portable mode even though foobar is the main music player on my system - I like to keep everything independent from the core system which can be backed up and restored this way (and I can use the very same foobar from my pendrive at different locations). Previous versions could make the file type associations even when they had configs in their own folder and it's good that way - but it's troublesome to restore in case of some rogue application grabbing them.
If you want this behaviour, standard mode still behaves this way. Portable mode is different.


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post Dec 24 2008, 12:01
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QUOTE (Canar @ Dec 23 2008, 10:46) *
If you want this behaviour, standard mode still behaves this way. Portable mode is different.


So if I install fb2k in standard mode I'll still get the option to place the config files in the foobar2000 folder? That's great, thanks!
Then all I have to do to a new system is to install in standard mode, let it set all the file associations then re-install it in portable mode to the same location (and finish customization manually or by copying a foobar2000.cfg file, etc), right? Then I'll have the benefits of the portable mode (won't mess with other systems when, well, transported) and it'll get its file types on the 'master' system.

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post Dec 24 2008, 16:05
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QUOTE (alvaro84 @ Dec 24 2008, 06:01) *
QUOTE (Canar @ Dec 23 2008, 10:46) *
If you want this behaviour, standard mode still behaves this way. Portable mode is different.


So if I install fb2k in standard mode I'll still get the option to place the config files in the foobar2000 folder? That's great, thanks!
Installing in either mode, you're able to change the location of the configuration files in the preferences. This option was moved from the installer to the preferences because too many Vista users did not understand that they cannot locate the configuration files in the install folder and still run foobar2000 at Vista's default User-level security credentials.

QUOTE (alvaro84 @ Dec 24 2008, 06:01) *
Then all I have to do to a new system is to install in standard mode, let it set all the file associations then re-install it in portable mode to the same location (and finish customization manually or by copying a foobar2000.cfg file, etc), right?
I'm sure you're being facetious, but no, that's not required at all.

QUOTE (alvaro84 @ Dec 24 2008, 06:01) *
Then I'll have the benefits of the portable mode (won't mess with other systems when, well, transported) and it'll get its file types on the 'master' system.
The primary benefit of portable mode is that it doesn't write any registry keys. Associating filetypes to foobar2000 requires registering. So no, by doing the steps you've listed above, you are subverting the primary point of portable mode.

Perhaps the name "portable mode" is too easily identifiable for people as "location of configuration files". But as I and tpijag have already said above, that's not what it means at all.

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- haste   Yet another portable mode / file types page thread   Dec 23 2008, 02:57
- - Andreasvb   Don't install in Portable mode. This has been ...   Dec 23 2008, 03:00
|- - alvaro84   QUOTE (Andreasvb @ Dec 23 2008, 04:00) Do...   Dec 23 2008, 09:23
|- - Canar   QUOTE (alvaro84 @ Dec 23 2008, 00:23) Is ...   Dec 23 2008, 09:46
||- - alvaro84   QUOTE (Canar @ Dec 23 2008, 10:46) If you...   Dec 24 2008, 12:01
||- - shakey_snake   QUOTE (alvaro84 @ Dec 24 2008, 06:01) QUO...   Dec 24 2008, 16:05
|- - shakey_snake   QUOTE (alvaro84 @ Dec 23 2008, 03:23) Pre...   Dec 23 2008, 13:38
- - haste   i think this discussion should belong here because...   Dec 24 2008, 01:58
- - Canar   There is no 0.9.5.x portable mode. That feature wa...   Dec 24 2008, 02:18
- - tpijag   Haste You are confusing the option to place confi...   Dec 24 2008, 02:24
- - alvaro84   Thank you, everything seems clear for me now!   Dec 25 2008, 17:35
- - Dee!   Sorry for digging up an old thread but I solved th...   Jun 18 2009, 00:49
- - shakey_snake   By doing that you still leaving out icons and the ...   Jun 18 2009, 01:01
- - Dee!   The only problem I see is with icons now -- in wit...   Jul 31 2009, 00:39
- - Frank Bicking   Icons are not installed in portable mode. And why...   Jul 31 2009, 01:21
- - byeee   QUOTE (Frank Bicking @ Jul 31 2009, 01:21...   Jan 17 2011, 08:48
- - Andreasvb   There's no problem open files in Portable mode...   Jan 17 2011, 09:54
- - lvqcl   QUOTE (byeee)And if someone likes the program, the...   Jan 17 2011, 17:52
- - byeee   QUOTE (Andreasvb @ Jan 17 2011, 09:54) Th...   Jan 18 2011, 20:49
|- - Case   QUOTE (byeee @ Jan 18 2011, 21:49) I use ...   Jan 18 2011, 21:15
|- - frogworth   QUOTE (byeee @ Jan 19 2011, 05:49) And be...   Jan 23 2011, 04:49
- - byeee   QUOTE (Case @ Jan 18 2011, 21:15) QUOTE (...   Jan 21 2011, 14:34


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