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michero
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the pipe "|" brings up the PortableApps menu

Hi guys,

on my PortableApps 11.2 platform I am facing a strange probleme I didnt have on the older versions.

After opening the applications for the first time (apps like Opera, Notepad++ or SuperPutty), when I click the "|" (pipe) button, the menu of POrtableApps is brought in the foreground. I have to close it, and come back to the app I was before. I was looking for the shortcuts leading the pipe to the PA menu, but I found nothing...

Is it a known bug ?

cheers,
Michal

John T. Haller
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Nope

It's not a known bug. And the PA.c Menu only binds CTRL-ALT-SPACE by default. If you're using a laptop with an oddball keyboard layout, Windows could possibly confuse the two. In theory, I suppose, as I've never seen it happen in practice.

You can change the hotkey by manually editing the INI with the platform closed:
https://portableapps.com/support/portable_apps_suite#advanced

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

michero
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Actually, I found now that it

Actually, I found now that it was not "|" that was bringing the PortableApps menu on the foreground... It was the combination "right alt + space"... When I wanted to tap "|" on the french keyboard (AZERTY), I was using the "alt gr + 6" and the "space" directly after that.

So I have to modify the INI file now. I will try it out! Thanks.

pozdrawiam/cheers,
Michal

Bart.S
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Well,

'Alt Gr'-'Space' (german keyboard layout) opens the menu by default too.

michero
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You are both right.

You are both right. Unfortunately I cannot disable it:

This is what I have:

GlobalHotKey=CTRL-ALT-SPACE

This is what I changed:

GlobalHotKey=DISABLED

But after every restart of the PortableApps this value is on "CTRL-ALT-SPACE" again...

I would like to desactivate this menu showing up cause this is driving me crazy :(:(

pozdrawiam/cheers,
Michal

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Make sure...

as John stated, that your platform is closed while changing the values in the .ini file. It will not save if the platform is open.

Hope this helps!

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