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I'd really like to use the "ungoogled-chromium"-browser alongside firefox- but as a portable version. This mean: All the necessary files are stored in one folder and/or subfolders, so that I can move the folder whereever I want and run it from this location without losing the browser cache, settings and so on .. For example to switch between ubuntu computers.

If you take a look on the download site, the linux download-file is already called "portable". But if I extract the file and run the browser, it creates folders in my user-directory for example in .config, .cache

I saw a post, where someone helped a user with creating a script, who wanted a portable version of chrome. Is something like this maybe also possible for this ungoogled-chromium..? Or another way? It would mean a lot to me :)

Thanks for any help or information anyway!

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    You already got an answer - I would like only to add that the word "portable" when describing an application usually means only that the application does not require installation; you just download it and run. It does not promise that you can move the application after use together with it's config or data files to a different computer. In the Windows world, I know of several "portable" applications that are storing config in Windows Registry like regular "installable" applications.
    – raj
    Sep 18, 2021 at 18:23
  • interesting ... thanks for the info!! :) Oct 1, 2021 at 22:49

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AppImage aims to be an application deployment system for Linux with the following objectives: simplicity, binary compatibility, distro agnosticism, no installation, no root permission, being portable, and keeping the underlying operating system untouched.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AppImage#:~:text=AppImage%20aims%20to%20be%20an,the%20underlying%20operating%20system%20untouched.

Download here as an AppImage:

https://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/appimage/64bit/

Download the latest version and run chmod +x /PATH/TO/ungoogled-chromium_<version>.AppImage, create a folder in the same directory as the AppImage named ungoogled-chromium_<version>.AppImage.home to store all the data in there instead of your home directory, then execute it.

https://docs.appimage.org/user-guide/portable-mode.html

Enjoy :)
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  • I feel sooo (!) stupid- I always though, why is there this AppImage-format, but it stores the cache and other file in the home directory anyway ...?! I never knew, that I have to create a extra folder for this ...! Maybe I had to research more ... anyway- you helped me a lot...!!!! This will help me massive with all other AppImage Files now! xD If carma exists, you get 1/4 of my total :P Sep 18, 2021 at 17:13

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