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Adding Apps w/Multiple Executables: Winamp

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Bulldog
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Adding Apps w/Multiple Executables: Winamp

"The PortableApps Menu will also work with other apps. You just need to place their executables (exe files) in a directory "next to" the PortableAppsMenu directory."

Using Winamp as an example: I installed Winamp to the PortableApps directory. The installation created a single directory ('Winamp') inside the PortableApps directory. When I then 'refreshed app icons' there were three icons related to Winamp on the start menu, because the Winamp directory has three executables. I only need one executable...for winamp.exe, which launches the program.

I tried moving the Winamp program directory outside the PortableApps directory, and copying just winamp.exe to a directory inside the PortableApps directory. That put the right icon on the start menu, but Winamp won't start under those circumstances. I also tried placing a shortcut to winamp.exe into a Winamp directory inside the PortableApps directory, but that doesn't place an icon on the start menu.

So...how can I launch Winamp from the PortableApps start menu?

yehoni
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Wait a couple of weeks

John has already announced that in a not-too-far-in-the-future release, you will be able to have the menu list only the desired .exe files, but it isn't ready yet.

Bulldog
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Fine With Me

No problem...at least I wasn't doing something wrong. Smile

chris0
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will we be able to change

will we be able to change what our exes come up as? as an example, I'm running jEdit on my drive and it comes up as "Inno Setup" It'd be nice if it said jEdit..... Biggrin
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portable apps menu

this one of the 1st things i noticed. take some notes from PStart.

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