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gcore
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Alt-Tab - Portable Apps Launcher

I'm a teacher who uses the PortableApps suite at my school. However, the schoolboard has disabled the start menu, task bar, and numerous other features.

I access the portable apps exe by opening it through Internet Explorer's file>open menu. After opening the launcher, I must reopen it again by going through explorer each time I want to open a new application because I am unable to open it through the disabled task bar.

Is there a way that I can customize the launcher to stay open so that I can use alt-tab to switch to it?

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Stay Visible

Welcome to PortableApps.com

You can make the menu stay visible by following the directions:

https://portableapps.com/support/portable_apps_suite#advanced

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gcore
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Bah, I'd seen that and it

Bah, I'd seen that and it looks like I'd typed it wrong. Thanks!

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Win+Alt+Space

You can also try using Win+Alt+Space to open the window again.

What you say your school board has done is a ridiculous configuration, utterly crippling Windows. Besides which, I'm not aware of any way in which the start bar can be disabled short of messing quite seriously with the internal workings. You should tell them that it's a silly way to have it set up and reduces productivity significantly. Smile

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Win+Alt+Space has been

Win+Alt+Space has been disabled as well. They don't even let us log in to windows.They use a Novell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novell) product to prevent you from doing anything useful.

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Novell client not necessarily bad

The Novell client is used for logging in at the Uni I go to. That doesn't lock anything up, the Faculty of Information Technology machines are the most loosely controlled machines in the University - we are in XP-language Power Users. In other faculties users tend to be restricted, but that's an administrative decision, not something enforced by Novell. Novell just makes managing lots of users like that easier.

I'm not surprised Win+Alt+Space has been disabled, I think that Windows can be locked up so that no shortcut with the Windows key is allowed to be registered.

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Blocking Windows key - maybe easier than you think

Chris MorganI'm not surprised Win+Alt+Space has been disabled, I think that Windows can be locked up so that no shortcut with the Windows key is allowed to be registered.

It gets easier than that, actually.
I won't go into details, but you can selectively block any (or even all) key combination(s) with very little trouble. The code would be especially software run from a USB stick), no Start Menu, no Task Manager. I had to use a little IE bug to even get at the Windows Calculator. At least I get to see (and use) the Taskbar, though...

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