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Autorunning your portable drive...

Submitted by nm35 on April 5, 2006 - 3:43pm

If you want your drive to automatically run an executable when you plug it in, and you don't want to buy a U3 drive, you're in luck. Here's what you do:

First, you have to make sure the computer you're at supports this trick. Insert a USB flash drive into the computer; a dialog box should pop up asking what action you want to take. If that dialog box appears, then this trick will work.

Open up Notepad or another text editor, and type in the following code:


Submitted by justin on April 4, 2006 - 3:24pm

In this post, I will talk about a minimalistic text editor called SavageEd.

SavageEd is basically a very small notepad replacement. It weighs in at only 25KB. To make it portable though, you have to go to Options>Save Configuration>Use Private Profile. This will make it use an INI file instead of the registry. All you need from the ZIP package is SavageEd.exe, so just grab that.


New Project -- NSIS-izing this...

Submitted by nm35 on April 3, 2006 - 7:50pm

I'm taking on a new project -- "NSIS-izing" the batch files in this thread. It should be pretty interesting...

Unfortunately, I won't be able to fix this up entirely in NSIS, unless I can resolve the "REMOVE" issues I'm having (I tell it to delete a file, and I find the file is still there -- even after reboot!). It looks like I'll be using a bit of Registry Rapper and probably several different executables (unless I can fit it all into one somehow...). Wish me luck!

SLAX Popcorn Edition

Submitted by justin on April 1, 2006 - 9:00am

This post will be about the Linux LiveCD called SLAX Popcorn Edition.

Some of you may have heard of the Slackware-based SLAX. It is a small but fully functional OS that exists primarily in LiveCD format. I prefer the version of this Os called SLAX Popcorn Edition. This is a minimalistic version, weighing in at only 111MB! It has 6 basic apps. Firefox 1.5, AbiWord, Terminal, Gaim, beep-XMMS, and MPlayer. It uses the XFCE Desktop and Fluxbox, so it should run quite well even on old hardware. All in all, it is a great minimal OS, one of the best that I've seen.

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Inagural Post!!!

Submitted by justin on March 31, 2006 - 5:44pm

Hey all! I'd just like to take this post to outline what I'll probably do here ever so often. Mostly, I'll review software and talk about new stuff like Web 2.0 stuff. I like to keep it simple, so don't expect pretty pictures and nice formatted text Blum


My Blog Test

Submitted by Deuce on March 31, 2006 - 11:42am

Well, this is my Blog test entry. I am trying it out to see how it will work for my peurpose. I will be hopefully anouncing release is of the programs I am working such as:

Registry Rapper

MiniUp - Maybe

Drive Cleanup - Working Title, in pre-pre-pre Alpha stage

Other Progs I can think of

Also you can take a glance at my all information blog: The Core at

Let see how this works for all developers here on portableapps.

Hello World!

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Submitted by Rob Loach on March 29, 2006 - 1:52pm

Welcome to the my Portable Apps blog. I'll be trying to publish as much as I can here regarding portable applications and the development of such programs. In the mean time, enjoy!