Tag: portable

Running Teamspeak 3 Client as a Portable App

I always try to use software in a portable format. This means it leaves nothing in the way of registry entries or dropping somewhere on the system.

I’m happy to report that the Teamspeak 3 Official Client is natively portable.

Since it uses QT4, is has the requisite trolltech registry entries left in the registry. But anything important gets directed to a folder called “config” (if present) in the install directory. I’ll probably be making a quick launcher to handle these few QT annoyances, but I make no promises.

In short, to carry your TeamSpeak 3 client with you, just use the option in the installer that says it will save settings to the install directory. Alternately, you could make a folder called “config” in the Teamspeak 3 folder and have it save its settings there.

*Update: It seems I missed seeing something in the regshot I took. There’s a key, HKCUSoftwareTeamSpeak 3 Client. There’s nothing in there, but it will come back on every run.


The Guerilla Guide to Portable Apps

Some of you may know of my involvement with PortableApps.com. One of the things that I did there was to create a “manual” as it were for developing a portable app. Not how to code it, but the way to start working on it. Awhile ago I asked John if I could turn it into a full HTML page. He never said I could, though I probably could get away without him knowing about it.

I’ve started work upgrading the Guerrilla Guide here on my website. You can find the link here If it moves, I’ll try to remember to either update the link, or post a redirect. Its currently a work in progress just porting it to how I want it to look, and updating it with all the new information. I will hopefully add more content later.

That’s this short update.