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chrlauncher (portable)


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  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
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This package was approved by moderator pascalberger on 2/6/2017.

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

Package Parameters

The following package parameter can be set:

  • /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 2.2

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

C:\> choco upgrade chrlauncher.portable --version 2.2


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'  # stop on all errors
    $PackageName = 'chrlauncher.portable'
    $version     = '2.2'
    $url         = ''
    $checkSum    = '6bace2078bab9aaeac064836f1af399aa6e35ef8d1724e791cb3da3d2dda3aa1'
    $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
    $target   = Join-Path $InstallArgs.UnzipLocation "$BitLevel\chrlauncher.exe"
    $shortcut = Join-Path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop')) 'Chromium Launcher.lnk'
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $shortcut -TargetPath $target
    # The following is only for when the "default" package parameter is used.
    $UserArguments = @{}
    if ($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
          $results.matches | ForEach-Object {$UserArguments.Add(
       } else { Throw 'Package Parameters were found but were invalid (REGEX Failure)' }
    } else { Write-Debug 'No Package Parameters Passed in' }
    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
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $PackageName = 'chrlauncher.portable'
    $version = '2.2'
    $PackageDir = Split-path (Split-path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $InstallDir = (Join-path $PackageDir ($PackageName.split('.')[0] + $version))
    $BitLevel = Get-ProcessorBits
    if (Test-Path 'HKLM:\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet\chrlauncher') {
       Write-Debug 'Removing registry keys that set chrlauncher as the default browser.'
       $Regfile = Join-Path $InstallDir "$BitLevel\RegistryCleaner.reg"
       regedit /s $Regfile
    Remove-Item $InstallDir -Recurse -Force
    $shortcut = Join-Path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop')) 'Chromium Launcher.lnk'
    if ([System.IO.File]::Exists($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) 2.4.3 387 Tuesday, March 13, 2018 approved
chrlauncher (portable) 2.4.1 411 Saturday, August 5, 2017 approved
chrlauncher (portable) 2.3 386 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) 1.9.4 294 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 approved
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