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eXpresso 1.5 Alpha 2

NOTE: Stable over here. The features in 1.5a2 have been finalized in 1.3+ (except for Glass), so the 1.5 Alphas are dead. I'll be going from 1.4 to 1.5 from there, and 1.4.x in between. 1.3.x if any bugs are found.

Application: eXpressoCategory: UtilitiesDescription: While active, eXpresso allows the user to associate files to applications on a portable device such as a USB flash drive or an iPod in disk mode, with a standard double click. No modifications will be made to the host system, all monitoring of file launches, all settings and all dependencies are contained in the eXpresso directory.Mirror 1 (Bensawsome.com) eXpresso 1.5 Alpha 2 [2.30 MB download / 4.55 MB installed]
(MD5: 727590390d8be4752a5483957c0ff803)
ANOTHER INFORMATION BUG (2-21-10)
Arggg... I found another bug with the Information menu. Once you click on Instructions or License, you see a perfectly fine window. The next time after that, you get a blank window. I should update the license to GPL v3 too. Sad - License has been updated and the bug has been fixed. And should be in Alpha 3 or possibly Beta 1.Edit: Fixed in stable (1.3+)
INCOMPLETE BUT GOOD (2-20-10)
Thanks for being patient. The current Alpha 2 release is stable, but it's named Alpha because of the lack of features that need to be implanted into the official 1.5 release. I figured that I should follow how John did the Platform without a launcher for this app too.
Release Notes
1.5 Alpha 2 (2-20-10)

  1. Initial Release
  2. Removed launcher to be more like the Platform and for optimizations
  3. Fixed Associating on Windows 7 Desktop
  4. Fixed up Menu Icons
  5. Cleaned up theming, A LOT (More Platform Like)
  6. Fixed up instructions menu
  7. Fixed "Open Links Folder" and "Open Send To Folder"

Known Bugs:
None other than the lack of features that need to be implanted. Otherwise the program runs smoothly Smile

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oooooh. Saweeet

NICE!! Shiny ^_^ Im all over this.

Edit: Wow dude, this is gonna be fantastic. Im looking at the different functions, and Im all gitty with anticipation. And like you said in the description, everything thats implemented thus far runs real smooth ^_^

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addicted

I am afraid to get addicted to eXpresso...

Background:
My job is writing scripts. Usually, without eXpresso, scrips (.vbs .cmd, etc) start by double clicking. If I start using eXpresso, I might get used to edit the script by double clicking it. But when eXpresso is not loaded I might coincidently execute a dangerous script and I do not want that to happen...

Therefor I have a request for a ?minor? feature:
Open the _alternate_ application (first) when pressing e.g. shift-doubleclick.
In that case I might leave main application open and force myself to always shift-doubleclick to open a script.

Thanks,
Ronald

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Already there

That feature's already there, or at least it was in the last version I saw. You can add an alternate application to handle a filetype; hold down the Alt key and double-click (or hold down the Alt key and press ENTER, if you're the keyboard type) to launch the file with your alternate application.

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Works good for me, but the

Works good for me, but the German translation does not:

Screenshot 1
Somehow, some of the tray entries are missing here

Screenshot 2
Here "Validate" must be "Bestätigen" and "Cancel" "Abbrechen"

"Der Klügere gibt nach, deshalb regieren Dumme die Welt."

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Thank you I should have

Thank you Smile

I should have mentioned that some of the new GUI features aren't in the INI yet Sad

[Edit: The weird menu bug is caused because of empty INI values that need to be added for all the langs other than English. I wasn't able to get translations for this version finished, and neither do I want to since I'm still not completely done adding GUI features. And the Menu Icons are going haywire because they're implanted the number value of each item. When one item is missing (Themes, Convey, New Items, etc) all the rest go haywire.]

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Italian translation

Hi, if you like I can help you translating your package in italian. I haven't found any form of "private message" system on this forum, so I've written in your thread... Sorry! Blum

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Thanks, but not at the moment

Thanks, but not at the moment Smile

I would like to finish up all the GUI features so I don't have to keep asking all the translators to redo what they did a bunch of times. Smile

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Russian translation

Hi.
I have translated eXpresso to native Russian a long time ago, for personal pleasure app using =). As I see, eXpresso is updating and maybe one more translation will be helpful for some users: http://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B4dM9VGwK9b5Y2E4N2M4NzktNmUzYi00OTI1LTlh...

If necessary, I can update it.

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Wipes previous association

Not sure if this is already noted behaviour but I found this wiped out all my previous associations. If not already noted it really should be.

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Sorry, there was a bug with

Sorry, there was a bug with the launcher in the 1.2.* versions. Sorry about your settings Sad

But just know that from here on, there will be no more INI's being wiped out, because of the new file structure.

I accidentally wiped out mine too Sad

I'm going to also see if I could implant a pre-associations file. Like in Xenon Portable.

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Wow huge improvements!

I did notice a couple minor issues though.
On you English translation...when you select "Enable Glass" the window entitled "Incomplete Feature" should say something like "Please not that glass looks ugly right now." not "Please note that glass is looks horrible now."

With glass enabled, I can't read the double click extension window. The characters are randomized.

I can't wait for Convey to be put into place. That should have some great uses just with ClamWin and 7zip portable.

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I've noticed that Double

I've noticed that Double Click is unreadable Blum

That's because there's no glow! For example, if you look at the title bar for all aero windows, you can see that there's black text against a white glowing background. This allows text to be readable.

I'm thinking about having all those weird options on a separate GUI, and make "Type and Run" more like Launchy.

I'm also thinking about making a Portable right click menu. You know the 7-Zip entry in the context menu? I think we could finally have that portable. It would cause a lot of problems since it's a complete new context menu in explorer.

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Feature request

This application is very good - Thank you.

I always thinking for a solution that hook into the system and "catch" file-open requests before system execute them, but without success to find one. I still think this is The Perfect solution. Until then, eXpresso is the best.

A feature request please:
If i open a .zip file in Windows Explorer, eXpresso is not working when double-click and the associated files-extensions are opening in system default application for there extension.
If this is not a bug, i want to ask for this feature to also work for files in compressed packages. ^_^

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Isn't not a bug, just a

Isn't not a bug, just a dis-ability.

I'll try to build it in for 1.5 too though Smile

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Bump

Hey, sry to be the kid in the back seat asking "Are we there yet?" when i know itll come eventually, but Im anxious about the Convey feature and was wondering if there was any further progress on that?

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Convey is hard The roadblock

Convey is hard Blum

The roadblock that I didn't think of at the time is that .lnk files are in binary code. So I can't edit it like regular. Sad

Wraithdu's solution was to just generate .lnk files, but I would like to do it the way Convey Portable does Smile

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ooh

Aw, hope it works out Sad

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program typo, and request to customize/disable hotkeys

I noticed that in the menu, the shortcut keys for "Type and Run" are listed in the opposite order as everywhere else (Alt+Win+... instead of Win+Alt+...).

Also (feature request), I'm wondering if it would be possible to customize the hotkeys, or at the very least have an option to completely disable them (and maybe customize "pause," as that is probably the one that would be most quickly needed). I already use Win+Alt+... as hotkeys for program launching, and this causes conflicts. So I can't keep eXpresso running all the time, which is kind of a pain.

Thanks for your work on this; looking forward to seeing what happens with it!

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Exactly!!!

Now I am using Coffee but willing to change it for eXpresso because in the Coffe there is no option for CHANGING ITS HARDWIRED KEY SHORTCUTS which I am using elsewhere and that is real pain here! Sad So I was hoping that eXpresso already have this implemented (meaning: editable key shotcuts), but I was very dissapointed noticed that also eXpresso exactly as Coffee and C.A.F.E. do not have such an important option - why? So my question: could at least eXpresso - as other two developers (Coffee / C.A.F.E.) seems do not care for troubles ppl have with this - implement such an option, please? It'd be very very very appritiated...(sorry for my english as I am not native englisg speaking person, so I hope you do understand me)

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I don't think AutoHotKey can

I don't think AutoHotKey can have editable hot keys. If anyone knows how to, feel free to enlighten me.

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help file

help file points to a way outdated thread.

Also is there any way to get rid of the icons in the menu?

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Yeah, make an empty theme

Yeah, make an empty theme Blum

I'll include an empty theme in the next release.

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Still in development?

Been a while since the last change, was just wondering if this was still in the works or not.

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Monitored Window Configuration

Hello,

I could need some help with expressoDouble-Click on a file works fine (expresso opens the file with the specified program) but opening a link in an pdf-file (opened with Foxit Reader) to an OpenOffice-document doesn't work. If tried to use the "Monitored Window Configuration"-option (ahk_class classFoxitReader) without success.

Is it possible to change the file-associations with expresso also for starting the files out of an application, or what for is the "Monitored Window Configuration"-option?

I try to burn a tutorial for pupils and teachers built of linked files (pdf, odt, odg, avi) an a CD together with portable applications to open these linked files (for example with OpenOffice, FoxitReader ...).

I hope that expresso can help to run all the files on the CD with the portable apps.

Please help.

Thanks

Lea

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The Monitered Window

The Monitered Window Configuration is set which programs eXpresso should be working in. By default, it's set the Windows Explorer and the Desktop.

It uses a function where it monitors when you have double clicked on a file in the moniter windows configuration and runs it with your defined app.

It looks like PFA might be better for what you're trying to. Smile

https://portableapps.com/node/15583

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Convey, or Associate only on Drive

Hey everyone, long time no see.
I was checking out new versions/updates for various programs that I had and remembered that eXpresso was going to have a feature where, when you associate something like *.avi to VLCportable, any AVIs within the portable drives directories would open VLCportable, but AVIs within the Host computers directories would be unaffected and open in host-specified program. I was confused if this was a "Convey" feature or the feature specified under "preferences>Associations Config>Associate Only on Drive". Either way, it comes up with a box stating "(Please note that) this is not yet implemented". So, I was wondering if there is any new updates or progress regarding this feature, or perhaps any ETAs?

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Can eXpresso handle protocols?

If I click on an http link in an email, can eXpresso open Firefox or Chrome instead of IE? Thanks!

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No, sorry.

No, sorry. Sad

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If you use an email client

If you use an email client (i.e. not webmail), you might try the program Browser Chooser for that... but it has to be registered as the default browser for that to work.

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My intention was to use Chrome Portable

from my thumb drive. This way I could read something in Outlook on work computer or Thunderbird from thumb drive, click on the link and have it open the portable Chrome or even Firefox.

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Mirror(s) are dead.

Mirror(s) are dead.

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Yeah, I'm sorry. I'm no

Yeah, I'm sorry. I'm no longer hosting with Bensawsome.

I'll fix up eXpresso 1.5 Alpha 3 and release it soon, possibly tommorow or Saturday.

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Will "Convey, or Associate

Will "Convey, or Associate only on Drive" be part of the new release?

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any news about eXpresso

any news about eXpresso release? I've formatted my USB stick (sob! Sad ) and I don't have eXpresso anymore! Blum

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download link down

edit: sorry, read the forum entries at the top, but the latest are at the bottom...*blind*

Hi there, at my end the link for download seems to be broken. Can someone please check?
Thanks a lot!

Peter

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I think I must have missed

I think I must have missed the obvious!!! Is there a current link working at all??

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Link Still Down

Yup the link is still down, does anybody know where can i download eXpresso from? :S

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Sorry, I lost Alpha 2, so I

Sorry, I lost Alpha 2, so I need to upload Alpha 3, which still has some bugs >_

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Broken Links Still

Any news on this? I've found a situation where I'd like to try this out to stop unknowledgeable family from saying they don't have programs associated with certain filetypes and download random cr@pware on their computers.

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here

get it while its here:
http://www.lupopensuite.com/downloads/sin/eXpresso.exe
Your welcome

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Is there an existing link for v1.5 alpha 2?

Is there a link for 1.5 alpha 2? I think the version of expresso on lupo pen suite is for 1.2.5, am i right?

-:O =

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Both mirrors are down

Is this pretty much discontinued then?

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Read the note I posted at the

Read the note I posted at the top. I just added it after you and solanus pointed out my error, so thanks Smile

I didn't realize people were still looking for eXpresso at this thread.

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Doesn't work for me...

I installed Expresso and I now have it in my list of apps in the PortableApps menu.

But when I click on the Expresso item, nothing happens.

What to do?

Thx.

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Suggestion:Multiple Programs for single extension

Please provide/update interface for accepting more than 2 (many) applications for single extension.
for example for pdf ( it has to show a popup of available programs like ,foxitreader,sumatra,any other programs etc) then it will be too good.

for example you can combine the following application capability with expresso
www.deuxcode.com/downloads/open-with

open-with with works only for one type of extension.

Simha

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Directory not opening

When I double click on directories it started editing. it is not opening.
for other files and applications it is working fine.

Let me know what to do?

Simha

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