Jan 12 2011

How to make Roboform work in Iron , Iron Portable, Google Chrome Portable and optionally use Roboform2Go passcards

Category: technology

UPDATE:  the easiest solution now is to install the latest roboform 7 desktop version and then to install the unpacked extension which can be found here :  C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\Chrome in developer mode inside Chrome ( or whatever Chrome based browser you are using)

The non-portable roboform 7 version works now with Google Chrome non-portable. In order to have other flavors of chromium work with roboform you first need to install the latest roboform 7 desktop version. Download it here. You also need to have non-portable Google Chrome installed. Get it here. Install non-portable google chrome. Launch the roboform setup now and don’t forget to check Google Chrome in the options. The roboform setup will detect Chrome and modify its “Preferences” file which on windows XP is located more or less here: “c:\Documents and Settings\youruser\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences” . On my install roboform added these settings:

"mnhfidajmpolakjcbmjgblnijcfpaaco": {
"allowFileAccess": true,
"incognito": false,
"location": 4,
"path": "C:\\Program Files\\Siber Systems\\AI RoboForm\\Chrome",
"state": 1

in the “extensions” key of the “Preferences” file. Find the “Preferences” file in your Iron, Iron Portable, Google Chrome Portable directory and add the settings roboform added in your non-portable Google Chrome installation “Preferences” file. Launch your browser and check if the “Preferences” keeps the added settings, otherwise paste it again close/restart your browser until the settings stay in the file. You should now have the Roboform toolbar appear in your browser:

If you use roboform2Go you can start it now, it will replace roboform Desktop so you can use your roboform2Go passcards. roboform2Go isn’t of course as portable anymore as before but that may still help until Siber Systems releases a roboform2Go Chrome compatible setup.

Roboform was the only critical tool I was missing on Iron compared to Firefox. I like the changes in FF 4 but I am fed up with FF hanging my machine and sucking so much memory. I love the developper tools in Chrome too. Ciao FF and thanks for the good time.

PS: I used Process Monitor to detect the file changes made to the Google Chrome installation.


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