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chrlauncher (portable)


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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 11/24/2016.

A small and very fast portable launcher and updater for Chromium.

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /Flash - Include the Adobe Flash Player Pepper Plugin API (PPAPI) DLL. see here

  • /Default - Make chrlauncher the default "browser". This option requires installing with admin rights.

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of -params.
For example:
-params '"/Default"'.

To install chrlauncher (portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install chrlauncher.portable --version 1.9.4

To upgrade chrlauncher (portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade chrlauncher.portable --version 1.9.4


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'  # stop on all errors
    $PackageName = "chrlauncher.portable"
    $version = '1.9.4'
    $Url = "$version/chrlauncher-$" 
    $checkSum = '2AE995F2CC1E0ACE9B549C09CD78114BBBB2C087ABF0227BE842055843A4299D'
    $UserArguments = @{}
    # Parse the packageParameters using good old regular expression
    if ($env:chocolateyPackageParameters) {
        $match_pattern = "\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+)):(?<value>([`"'])?([a-zA-Z0-9- _\\:\.]+)([`"'])?)|\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+))"
        $option_name = 'option'
        $value_name = 'value'
        if ($env:chocolateyPackageParameters -match $match_pattern ){
            $results = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters | Select-String $match_pattern -AllMatches
            $results.matches | % {
            Throw 'Package Parameters were found but were invalid (REGEX Failure)'
    } else {
        Write-Debug 'No Package Parameters Passed in'
    if ($UserArguments.ContainsKey('Flash')) {
       Write-Host 'You want the Flash Pepper Plugin API (PPAPI) included.'
       $URL = $Url.replace('-without-ppapi','')
       $checkSum = 'F901A439F60F49FEB4DF8D43D405B0C8C214C7FA7E959C2BF33FE26B09FFE5F4'
    $PackageDir = Split-path (Split-path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $InstallArgs = @{
       PackageName = $PackageName
       Url = $URL 
       UnzipLocation = (Join-path $PackageDir ($PackageName.split('.')[0] + $version))
       checkSum = $checkSum
       checkSumType = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @InstallArgs
    $BitLevel = Get-ProcessorBits
    if ($UserArguments.ContainsKey('Default')) {
       Write-Host 'You want chrlauncher as your default browser.'
       $Bat = Join-Path $InstallArgs.unzipLocation "$BitLevel\SetDefaultBrowser.bat"
       $NoPauseBat = Join-Path (Split-Path $Bat) 'NoPauseSetDefaultBrowser.bat'
       (Get-Content $Bat) -ne 'pause' | Out-File $NoPauseBat -Encoding ascii -Force
       & $NoPauseBat
    $target   = Join-Path $InstallArgs.UnzipLocation "$BitLevel\chrlauncher.exe"
    $shortcut = Join-Path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop')) 'Chromium Launcher.lnk'
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $shortcut -TargetPath $target
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $PackageName = "chrlauncher.portable"
    $version = '1.9.4'
    $PackageDir = Split-path (Split-path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    Remove-Item (Join-path $PackageDir ($PackageName.split('.')[0] + $version)) -Recurse -Force
    $desktop = $([Environment]::GetFolderPath([Environment+SpecialFolder]::DesktopDirectory))
    $shortcut = Join-Path $desktop 'Chromium Launcher.lnk'
    if ([System.IO.File]::Exists($shortcut)) {
        Write-Debug "Found the desktop shortcut. Deleting it..."

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Henry++


Copyright (c) 2016, Henry++


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
chrlauncher (portable) 2.5.5 51 Thursday, February 28, 2019 approved
chrlauncher (portable) 2.5.4 108 Friday, December 21, 2018 approved
chrlauncher (portable) 2.5 82 Friday, November 16, 2018 approved
chrlauncher (portable) 2.4.3 386 Tuesday, March 13, 2018 approved
chrlauncher (portable) 2.4.1 411 Saturday, August 5, 2017 approved
chrlauncher (portable) 2.3 385 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 approved
chrlauncher (portable) 227 Wednesday, February 8, 2017 approved
chrlauncher (portable) 2.2 244 Monday, February 6, 2017 approved
chrlauncher (portable) 1.9.4 293 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 approved
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