Chromium Portable has a few settings that affect the behavior of the launcher and of the browser. They can be set by creating a file named ChromiumPortable.ini alongside ChromiumPortable.exe.
The ChromiumPortable.ini file is composed of lines in the
key=value format. Valid keys are listed below.
- Additional command-line parameters to the browser. A list of available switches is available here.
- AskForIncognito=true or false
- Opens a dialog on startup asking if Chromium Portable is to be started in the incognito mode.
- DisableSplashScreen=true or false
- Disables the splash screen shown during startup.
- EnablePortablePasswords=true or false
- EncryptPortablePasswords=true or false
- Enable support for storing passwords portably. See the Portable Passwords Management Tool's readme file for details.
- LocalDiskCache=true or false
- Stores the disk cache in the host computer's temporary directory. This will reduce the number of writes to the device where Chromium Portable is installed, increasing its lifetime.
- RunLocally=true or false
- Runs the portable application in a read-only mode. When this option is enabled, the launcher copies the user's data to a temporary directory on the host computer, runs the application, and then deletes it afterwards, leaving nothing behind. This can be useful for running the application from a CD or if the host computer may have spyware or viruses and you'd like to keep your device set to read-only. As a consequence of this technique, any changes made during the Live mode session aren't saved back to the device.