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MenuLauncher 2 Development Test 3

Application: MenuLauncher
Category: Utilities
Description: MenuLauncher is a customisable replacement for startportableapps.exe. it can launch a menu, auto-detect if there is an open= entry in autorun.inf, check to see if there is an internet connection (and launch apps if there is), create shortcuts on the desktop and start menu, and launch an unlimited number of apps.
Re-Released under the GPL License.
Download:
http://www.mediafire.com/?2mbtc2ls9my
Release Notes:
v.2 Development Test 3 (1-10-2008):
new shortcut code. adding AutoShortcuts=true to the INI under [Settings] automatically finds *Portable.exe and makes shortcuts.
v.2 Development Test 2 (24-07-2008):
Fixed DMFFP, and added the ability to re-regenerate the INI if it doesn't exist.
v.2 Development Test 1 (23-07-2008):
changed to version 2, added shortcut support, eliminated the need for a max number in the run loops, rewrote the help file, and tidied up the INI.
v.1 Development Test 6 (30-06-2008):
added the ability to create shortcuts, and fixed a bug or two. DMFFP doesn't work, and i might fix it in dev test 7.
v.1 Development Test 5 (19-06-2008):
Implemented default my firefox portable by ryan.
Site: http://cubegames.net/downloads/dmffp.php
v.1 Development Test 4 (16-06-2008):
added some code to stop it continually looping if its in the autorun.inf open= entry.
v.1 Development Test 3 (10-06-2008):
Fixed up running menus and added PingSite option to the INI.
v.1 Development Test 2 (9-06-2008):

  • Changed from ten apps to using a FOR loop, as always intended.
  • New icon.
  • Added internet support.
  • Updated proper credentials.

Development Test 1 (6-06-2008):
Initial Release

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Nice idea.

I had a bat file to do the same thing for a while, but that became annoying (you can only handle so much text before you want to puke). I'll give it a try when I'm on a better internet connection to download it.

Also, like the license! Smile

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Cool app...I also have a bat

Cool app...I also have a bat file to do this but an application looks nicer. Can't download it from rapidshare for some reason though.

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That's the exact same thing as

my UP ME app. It's been here for so long, it probably got forgotten.
BTW, maybe you'd prefer the BSD License or the Beerware License, but technically you do have to do GPL because the PAF format is GPL'ed. Wait a second, it's not in PAF, which means it couldn't be a Development Test at all...
Oh, can you please put this somewhere other than RapidShare, maybe perhaps MediaFire.
The audodetect is a pretty shrewd idea though.

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Format

Be careful how you phrase things. Me and some other users have noticed you sometimes come of a little confusing in some of your posts, and unfortunately a bit rude at times as unintentional as it may be.

Wait a second, it's not in PAF, which means it couldn't be a Development Test at all...

Try explaining why it does not qualify as a development test, and explain what the user should call it if it is not in the PortableApps.com Format.

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ok, so let me get this right:

ok, so let me get this right: I cant have paf or development test in it, if it isn't GPL. and any other feedback?
EDIT 08-June-2008: w00t! 27 downloads.

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You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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EDIT 08-June-2008: w00t! 27

EDIT 08-June-2008: w00t! 27 downloads.

Let me see if I get this straight,
Questions have been raised about if you should be able to post this or not.
Your response is to brag about the number of downloads you've already gotton!!!

Are you asking to have the link broken?
Not very smart if you ask me.

Mind you. I'm not going to do it, but I find the lack of, of, of ....
Oh, I don't know, something, interesting.

Tim

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not really. I'm just a little

not really. I'm just a little excited, thats all. this is like my first proper app that I have released.
EDIT: new version, new license, new feature. look at the original post.

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You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Looping problem

I'm having a problem, probably user error, but I can't figure it out - may be a 'senior' moment. I'm using the PAM Mod R31 with your Dev3 version and finding my self in a continuous loop. After Pidgin, TrueCrypt, and PAM loaded 17 times, I powered off the machine! If this had happened 10 times, I would have blamed not changing the number of shortcuts, but 17 times? Here is my MenuLauncher.ini:
[ExeLaunch]
MenuLaunch=PortableApps\PortableAppsMenu\PortableAppsMenu.exe
NumShortcuts=10
NumWebShortcuts=10
CheckForWeb=true
PingSite=www.google.com
Run1=PortableApps\TrueCrypt\TrueCrypt.exe
WebRun1=PortableApps\PidginPortable\PidginPortable.exe

As you can see, the only changes I made are:
- Leaving out the comments here,
- Using different Run1 and WebRun1.

My Autorun.inf file is similarly minimal:
[autorun]
label=PortableApps
icon=PortableApps\PortableAppsMenu\PortableAppsMenu.exe
UseAutoPlay=1
open=\StartPortableApps.exe

I would appreciate any suggestions.

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there is your problem. as

there is your problem. as shown in the original post, it runs the open= entry from autorun.inf, and so what is happening is it is running it, and MenuLauncher is in there. I'll put in some code tonite to see if its in the open= and if it is not run it and do a new release. but until then, just take it out of open= in autorun.inf

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You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Thank for the quick reply;

Thank for the quick reply; I'll test it before I go to bed tonight.

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new version, you can change

new version, you can change open= back to what you had it, because i put some code in the launcher to stop that happening.

But there’s no sense crying over every mistake,
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Thank you!

I've downloaded the new version, checked the Readme, and saw references to new parameters:
autorun.inf open=
pamenu=

Are there changes I need to make in my MenuLauncher.ini? Like adding these lines? The sample you provide hasn't changed.

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sorry if thats confusing. i'm

sorry if thats confusing. i'm not very good at writing help files. anyway, what this program does is read some values from 2 different files, and does something with them. at the moment, it runs menulaunch= from menulauncher.ini no matter what. and it also runs open= from autorun.inf if it isn't StartPortableApps.exe. pamenu is an internally used variable, and is probably just a typo.
EDIT: Fixed that typo, and added in DMFFP (finally)

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You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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EDIT: completely new version!

EDIT: completely new version! sorry it took a while.
EDIT2: new version again, fixed DMFFP! Biggrin

But there’s no sense crying over every mistake,
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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The other day I sat down, and

The other day I sat down, and re-wrote the shortcut making code. I'll release it atm as mkshortcut, and it basically does what MenuLauncher's shortcut code does, but actually finds the EXEs and makes a shortcut for each in the start menu under PortableApps.
http://www.mediafire.com/?mkzwztiddmv
when i have some spare time, i'll integrate it into MenuLauncher.
EDIT: done. new version.

But there’s no sense crying over every mistake,
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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