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icemannd
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Launch change & additional feature

Two things:

1 - a run command like is there on the normal window start menu.

2 - ability to run without the tray icon, just a standard minimize to the toolbar. If there is an option to run without the tray icon then the menu could be used as the start menu in a windows PE environment ot run tools from a bootable cd\ufd. Great uses for diagnosis and repair of systems and you could still use it the portable apps from within the existing OS.

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Command Prompt Portable?

Is that what you want? It's an app hosted here.

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I think he means a little

I think he means a little box added at the bottom of the menu, or a button that will bring up a dialog box, that will execute whatever the user types into it.

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I was more after a run

I was more after a run dialog like you get with the existing windows start menu as opposed to a CMD window. The CMD would work but not as elegant.

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Launchy?

Launchy (launchy.sourceforge.net) is a pretty neat tool that lets you execute programs or shortcuts by typing. If I remember correctly, it already has an option for running from a USB drive, so it should be relatively easy to get into PortableApps format.

Launchy has been discussed previously here:
https://portableapps.com/node/3483

And has been mentioned in several other locations.

I've never created a portable app, but if no one else takes in on, maybe I'll give it a tray.

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Interesting

Not quite what I'm after. Though interesting. In general I know exactly where it is and in most case I use the RUN when I need to run something with some set of switches and don't need to see the output or know the application stays up until something is done first.

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Ahh, but there's more...

I guess I should have mentioned it in my post, but there are plug-ins for Launchy that allow you to run CLI commands from Launchy. There are two of these: Commander and Runny.

Commander runs command line commands behind the scenes, somewhat similar to run, but does not show any output (I don't know why).

Runny is a configurable run shortcut that can accept arguments. The example I saw was that you could create a command called mail that takes one argument, and when you typed mail somebody@somewhere.com, it would call mailto: somebody@somewhere.com.

I hope this helps,

Don

p.s. I posted a portable version of Launchy earlier today for people to test out.

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