Portable Application

This is a very small addition to the upcoming 0.9.7 version of the Profiler, but nonetheless it can be handy. There are occasions in which it is necessary to copy the Profiler from one Windows system to another. Currently this involves copying the user settings: the ones stored in AppData and those in the Windows registry. In this post we’ll see how to create a standalone version of the Profiler which leaves no stuff around in the system. Here’s how:

1 – Copy the directory of the Profiler from the installation path to a writable location.
2 – Create a sub-directory named “user”.
3 – Run the Profiler.

That’s it. Now all your settings will be stored under the user directory.

Remember to create your config files for extensions, actions, key providers, etc. under user/config/, as the config directory under the root one contains files which might be overwritten during an update.

Python can be stored as a sub-directory and its path, once set, will be automatically be recognized as a relative one.

During this month there won’t be many posts, a major update is under development and we hope it will be ready at the end of the month. Stay tuned as something extremely cool is coming. 😉