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Please allow a the name of a shortcut to appear in the menu as well as the name of executable files.

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John van Someren
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Please allow a the name of a shortcut to appear in the menu as well as the name of executable files.

I have tried to add an application to the PortableApps menu, however, the top level folder contained only a folder called Browser and a shortcut to an executable in the Browser folder. However, the shortcut name did not appear in the menu.

I copied calculator.exe into the same folder and it did appear in the menu, as expected.

Please allow a the name of a shortcut to appear in the menu as well as the name executable files.

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write what you want

but you can write what you want into the name of the short cut

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John,

If what you really mean is the ability to launch portable applications contained in sub-folders (other locations) you'll find that is already contained in the Platforms "Upcoming Features" list at https://portableapps.com/node/28593

Don't ask when! The answer will inevitably be "When it's ready", there's a long list.

If what you are requesting is something completely different, then you probably need to provide more detailed information and I'm sure you'll get a response from the Developer.

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Specific Case

In your specific case, just place the Browser folder within the PortableApps folder and the platform will find it fine. The Tor Browser installer creates a non-portable shortcut in its base install folder that will fail to work as you move PCs as it has a full hard-coded path. Still not sure why they do that.

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