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-the show/hide would be

-the show/hide would be difficult because it would have to be Built in to PAM.

-Im Working on save position Smile

-i will do the normal, hover and pressed. but if i do that i will have to make 3 Different images for "your own" image choice (i know how to do this it wont take very long)

-PAM opens on top for me i don't know why it doesn't work on windows XP. (I have vista home premium)

-Arnold

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Hey leogx, can you provide

Hey leogx, can you provide instructions for what to name the hover and pressed custom images? I already have them made but, I can't get PAMDI to use them.

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im still working on that but

im still working on that but it will be done soon... But You Have to save a normal image, a lighter image for Hover, and a darker image for pushed...

its almost done... you might be able to catch me on live chat

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Would be nice if the "mover"

Would be nice if the "mover" could be skinned, and positioned where the skinner wanted it. Could you put a delay on the mover appearing also?

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there is a delay its about 2

there is a delay its about 2 seconds though

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No, I mean delaying it from

No, I mean delaying it from popping up as soon as you put the cursor over the form. You don't need to see the mover every time you open the menu. It should stay hidden unless you hover over the form for a few seconds.

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ooo yeah thats a good idea

ooo yeah thats a good idea ill work on it

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Just wondering, any luck on

Just wondering, any luck on that remember position thing yet?

Also want to report that I have not seen the multiple listings for PortableAppsMenu.exe in task manager since the update to PAMDI beta9 I think.
I'll keep you posted.

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ok... well i got save

ok... well i got save position to work with other apps with a boarder... but not pamdi because it has no border.

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Strange. BTW, wanted to let

Strange.

BTW, wanted to let you know, I've been successfully using .png files that are not 64x64.

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yeah they can be a little bit

yeah they can be a little bit bigger i just recommend using 64x64 .png because the panel in vb 2008 is more wide than square. the panel is 99x78

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I was using smaller

I was using smaller actually.

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ooo cool what is the image?

ooo cool what is the image?

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Error with PAM 1.5

Should I freak out now?!?!?
PAMDI is not launching on PAM 1.5.

No, I found the problem.

This is for Beta 10
In the AppInfo file:

[Version]
PackageVersion: 1.9.0.0
DisplayVersion: Beta 9

[Control]
Icons=1
Start=PAMDI.exe

Should be:

[Version]
PackageVersion=0.10.0.0
DisplayVersion=Beta 10

[Control]
Icons=1
Start=PAM Desktop IconPortable.exe

In order to be compatible with PAM 1.5

My 2 cents

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thank you for telling me that

thank you for telling me that before anyone downloaded beta 11

Edit: I just got PAM 1.5 and noticed that it didn't work now it does thank you very much!

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New Custom Launcher

I made a new custom launcher it still opens PAM + PAMDI but there is no window that pops up. and i changed the autorun so that your flash drive says PAM & PAMDI instead of start PAM and PAM Desktop Icon
Beta 11
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Launcher That Starts PAM + PAMDI When You USB Device Is Plugged in (If Your Computer's Autorun Function is Enabled.)
Zip Archive With Autorun and Launcher.exe (Put On Root Of Drive) [0.07MB download / 0.16MB Extracted]

Self Installing Exe With Autorun and Launcher.exe (Install to Root Of Drive) [0.03MB download / 0.16MB installed]

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is this ready for offical

is this ready for offical release???

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Great App! One problem: When

Great App!
One problem: When I press the button, the menu appears in the background behind other windows. I have to minimize other windows to see the menu. This happens almost every time.
I'm using the latest menu alt the latest icon version.
Please fix this.

One more thing: The Portable Apps Menu detects when you unplug your flash drive and auto closes but the icon remains opened. You should make the Icon detect when the Menu closes and close too.

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yeah i know about PAM

yeah i know about PAM starting behind other windows but on vista it starts on other windows. the PAM that i have Doesn't auto close? do you have PAM V 1.5?

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Yes. I'm using 1.5.2 .

Yes. I'm using 1.5.2 .

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ok... i will try to make the

ok... i will try to make the icon close when the drive is ejected

the version i have (1.0) does not automatically close.

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Glad to hear that!

Can't wait for the new version! Blum

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Can anyone make a mirror? In

Can anyone make a mirror? In box.net i get the message of the user nnot allowed to use direct links

Eiñ??? A siñature????

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Mirror There you go i hope

Mirror

There you go i hope it helps!

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Very much indeed...

Very much indeed...

Eiñ??? A siñature????

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ok

ok

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hiding the menu

it might be nice if the menu would hide if you press the button when the menu is up. just a suggestion

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The Launcher uses .NET

Can you make the Launcher not use .NET, as some comp's don't have it.

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i don't think i can do that.

i don't think i can do that. it was made with .NET

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.Net means no go

Sorry leogx but /.NET means it can't become official. Also pc's with no .NET install won't run the app at all. I'm actually surprised this didn't come to light earlier. Might be worth learning another language to port his to such as C++ or Lazarus?

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ill try to make it in C++

ill try to make it in C++ but it might take a while

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???

Been interested in the C++ conversion for a while. Anything more than this for an update? Blum

Oh and I saw in a forum that the base platform is having something like this added to it. Have you considered offering your expertise to John?

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i did offer john this and its

i did offer john this and its in basic so its not really "portable" cause it needs net. framework

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Where do I find Beta 12?

Anyone know where to find Beta 12? The link at the top of the page is incorrect (.htm missing from end of URL) and when you add it and go to that location you get a message, "This shared file or folder has been removed."!

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Where do I find Beta 12?

OK, panic over. Just box.net playing up by the looks of it. Got the file now.

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PAMDI Icon stays on top of PortableApps Menu

I'm finding that when I click on the PAMDI icon, the PortableApps menu opens but the PAMDI icon is still on top of it, even with the Never on Top option set. I have to click on the PortableApps menu to make it disappear. I'm using WindowsXP Pro SP3.

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right now i have no clue why

right now i have no clue why it does that sorry!

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Never on Top not remembered

Here's something else for you to think about: yesterday I set the "Never on Top" option. This morning, when I plug in the USB and fire it up I find that PADMI has reverted to "Always on Top".

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Great thing...

Absolutely love it.

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Idea for inprovement.

Instead of trying to run the "StartPortableApps.exe" in the root menu, maybe you can make an option for the user to select which program to run. For those of us who use forks, such as the MenuMod30, the "StartPortableApps.exe" says "This isn't a valid PortableApps.com release" and it doesn't open the menu. Also, if you give them an option of what to run, they can make the PAMDI run on plugin with autorun, and if they use PStart or another launcher, this app can be a good add-on for them.

Personally I just want this so that I can use this amazing app with MenuMod30. I can wait though...

-Magix

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Old

FYI, the MenuMod R30 is two years old, and I believe John recruited the majority of the MenuMod Developers to work on the official menu. If you really can't live without extra features, I would suggest Geek.Menu (last updated only 1 year ago)or the like (I use ASuite because it's fast).

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Nice help!

FYI, the MenuMod R30 is two years old...

Yeah, it might be, but why not talk to him about R34 ??

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Even with MenuMod R34...

Even with Menu Mod R34, the same problem exists. Unless I copy the whole thing into the root of my drive and show the "Data" and "App" folder in the root of my drive, the PAMDI doesn't work.

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Fixed my problem

Nevermind, I found a workaround to this problem. Just in case anybody else is interested, use this link to learn how to convert .bat files into .exe. You can make a .bat that runs your modified menu, then convert it to an .exe. Full instructions are given at the link I posted.

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i'll work on that but at the

i'll work on that but at the moment i'm in the process of converting it to C++

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Awesome

I really like this because i know of a few places where they hid the status icon area. But i was wondering that instead of your own menu could you just use the PortableApps Menu?

Having this integrated with the main menu would be awesome.

Thanks.

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Coming

Similar functionality will be built into the PortableApps.com Platform in 2.0 or 2.1.

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bug?

watch your task manager while clicking on that icon.
right: it makes a new proces which eats ram every click!

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I have noticed that PAMDI Cannot be open more than once.

I don't know if my subject was bad, but here's the problem. I have 2 removable flash drives. They both have PAM and PAMDI. Only 1 drive will have PAMDI out and the other drive will not. Both PAM menus will load, but the PAMDI program that loads first is now the only Icon the shows. Any ideas?

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i have it set to only have 1

i have it set to only have 1 instance of the program to run. i was thinking that people would only have 1 copy of PAM but ill change that and ill upload it

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Thanks

Much Appreciated. I really love this program and would hate to see it die. haven't seen ny new forum posts for a while now so yeah. I would help you with this proram but I dunno how to script C+. I'll learn someday, i guess. lolz. Thanks again, and this program is wonderful!!!

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I Can't Launch PAMDI v.12

??? I click the icon and all it shows is the PortableApps Beta spalsh screen. Then nothing happens. I looked at the task manager and found that right after the splash screen the PAMDI program dies. Any reasons or suggestions as to why?

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Outdated; No longer supported?

I am assuming this app is discontinued? Could this be a feature of the official PAM? I would love to see that implemented.

Please please PLEASE add this to the PAM.

PAM 2.0 broke this app cause of the name change of the Portable Apps exe at the root of the flash drive.

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