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pmlabrier
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Portableapps Menu Suggestions

I am using PortableApps with the PortableAppsMenuMod34 PaTChed.

Several of the features should seriously be considered for the "official" menu.

I cannot live without categories and I find the execute on start and exit very convenient.

I would also like a button on the menu to "refresh menus" similar to the eject button.

Paul

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why not have it just auto

why not have it just auto refresh?

Yeah, I'm the quiet one....

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One of the problems with

One of the problems with auto-refresh occurs when you are using the menu with a large number of applications. This can cause a significant delay in being able to use the menu at startup. This is less than optimal when you get to work and need to get to your applications quickly. In a related issue, if you have just added one or more applications to your menu and you want to categorize it while you are thinking about it, it is easier to just initiate a refresh then and there. For me, having the start from a stored setup with a manual refresh, as is done in the R3x variants is one of the best ways to handle these situations. Of course, I remain open to other people's ideas!

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respecting your button

it can´t be set to auto but here we go (position behind the portableappslogo -> adapt position and size to your needs)

[CustomButtons]
1=BTN_Refresh

[BTN_Refresh]
Height=42
Width=42
Left=8
Top=12
Font=Tahoma
Margin=33
ColorR=255
ColorG=255
ColorB=255
Bold=1
Italic=0
Underline=0
StrikeOut=0
Caption=
OnClick=pmnuitmOptionsRefreshAppsClick

add the code to your theme.ini

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Way cool

But I had to "play" with it to make it work.

At the top of the CustomButton area, change:

[CustomButtons]
0=BTN_Eject

To this:

[CustomButtons]
0=BTN_Eject
1=BTN_Refresh

And then add the rest of your code to the bottom of the theme.ini:

[BTN_Refresh]
Height=42
Width=42
Left=8
Top=12
Font=Tahoma
Margin=33
ColorR=255
ColorG=255
ColorB=255
Bold=1
Italic=0
Underline=0
StrikeOut=0
Caption=
OnClick=pmnuitmOptionsRefreshAppsClick

Maybe it is clear to others how to integrate the code into the ini, but it wasn't to me.

BTW, thanks for the code! Very cool!

Jim

neutron1132 (at) usa (dot) com

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sooorry for the inconvenience -> it was late yesterday

but playing around a little with the .ini is the first step in getting familiar with custom buttons/images coding... Wink

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Yup

Of course, playing is fun! We wouldn't want to install themes unless we wanted to customize, and this is just customizing more.

I have been playing around with different things in the ini file. For instance, I took one theme, removed some of the icons such as EXPLORE, BACKUP, HELP and SEARCH, and moved up the rest of the icons (and separators) to make it look right.

Also tried removing the drivespace indicator since I'm using only 4gig of a 120gig portable drive. It didn't work right, so I moved the drive name into the drivespace image after killing the drivespace slider and text.

I increased the folder/subfolder indent since it is difficult to see the difference in most themes.

Where can I learn more about the coding options (such as the refresh)?

Jim

neutron1132 (at) usa (dot) com

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a lot can be found ..

here in the forums - posts on R3x - just ask, look into the source code
here http://ptc.kain-planet.de/index.php by trying out the different menues and playing with the theme.inis
here http://usb.smithtech.us/projects/downloads/PortableAppsMenuMod31.zip
by looking into the templates by smithtech and xrxca
here https://portableapps.com/node/13642 by looking into the default.ini of R34 and the templates
and you can do a lot coding with custom images, too
For coding respecting the drive space indicator: set both [lbldrivespace]and [imgdrivespace] to "Visible=0" voila Wink
just ask for more

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Thanks for the links

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For coding respecting the drive space indicator: set both [lbldrivespace]and [imgdrivespace] to "Visible=0" voila Wink
just ask for more

Yeah, I got that, but had to leave the image of the box since it is part of the "frame" graphic. So, it made sense to move the drive name into that box.

Thanks for the other links.

Jim

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This worked like a charm!

This worked like a charm! I am using the "rolled blue" theme and it works prefectly!

Thanks!

Paul

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Yea i agree

I agree that the features should be added to the official app. as the nod patches have been around for awhile i think it is time to implement some of there features into a new release of PAM al i would like to know is if/when there will be a new version with updates coming.

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