It took me reading and re-reading your post about 20 times, slower each time, to figure out what it meant (I'm not a coder in the least sense.)
Finally figured out what you meant though by means of trial and error, and hey hey hey it works! I commented out that line that I re-enabled a post or two back, and deleted 'prettyphoto' from this last part:
wp_register_script( 'portfolio', get_template_directory_uri() . '/includes/js/portfolio.js', array( 'jquery', 'prettyphoto', 'jCarousel', 'widgetSlider' ) );
(At least I think that's what you meant).
Works well. Thanks man, for all the help. So far so good. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, hopefully. Going to post this update on the Canvas forums.