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Vista - Can't see any icons for my apps?

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could you produce a

could you produce a screenshot please?

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What menu version

do you have?
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Possibly...

Possibly, go to Options and choose Refresh App Icons. (This is a feature in 2.0 beta 3, not sure how far back the feature goes.)

Pretty sure this happened to me once before. Not sure if that fixed it, but it'd be the first thing you tried. Apologies in advance if you've already done it.

Also, if you've just moved to Vista, try reinstalling the menu. It shouldn't change any settings you may have set. Portable apps should be Windows-version independent, and are in my experience, barring anything before Windows 2000, of course. But just in case your menu is used to a pre-Vista environment and hasn't "caught on" that you're using Vista, a reinstall should solve that problem.

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I just installed the new

I just installed the new beta, and tried the refresh app icons. Nothing. Maybe if someone teamviewer'd with me they could fix it?

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Anything Else Running

Is anything else in the OS running that may be a little unusual? Any docks or icon managers? Are your video drivers up to date? The OS isn't an nlite/vlite minimal install is it?

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No, I don't have any dock or

No, I don't have any dock or icon managers. I believe my drivers are up to date, I use Uniblue DriverScanner regularly.

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Been working with him with

Been working with him with TeamViewer (wow, impressively clunky!) and I think that Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC 2009 ("2 minutes can save you months of frustration and crashes." - I wonder... possibly ironic) is over-optimising some Windows settings. He's undone them and is restarting... we'll see what happens.

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I have the same issue

on my new notebook Win7 installation. Also had the same issue before when Vista was installed.
Something that could help to track the cause:
I am pretty sure this occured first time when I copied other run-only applications (IrfanView and others) into the PortableApps Menu - when PA was freshly installed, everything was ok.
Strange enough, the icons of the copied apps are visible.
I tried to reinstall platform and apps; copied other icons over the appicon.ico; nothing helped.
Any idea?
thanks
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I also can't see any icons with Vista

I also have the same problem. I set my Portable Apps 1.52 up at work using an XP system. Now whilst at home I notice that the icons are not displaying on Vista Business. Refreshing Icons via the menu does not help. Just tried the stick on my winXP PC and no problems. Tried reinstalling the menu and still not showing icons. My old Portable Apps stick V1.1 Beta 4 works on Vista without problem.

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I'm pretty sure PortableApps

I'm pretty sure PortableApps 1.5.* have problems with Vista 120dpi or something.

The issue is fixed in the beta version of the PortableApps.com Platform 2.0

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Solved

Since this topic has been resurrected, I'll mention that the issue was resolved, as I recall it by installing the PortableApps.com Platform 2.0 Beta 3.

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