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Tekzel
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My list of hoped for improvements...

Hi, just wanted to start off that this is an amazing piece of work. Thank you for this. Of course we could all come up with a huge list of things we would like to see, I will keep this to just a few of the most important items for me.

1) I likes my portable apps Smile I have a bunch. The ability to group the apps on the menu by categories would be amazing.

2) The ability to hide items from the menu. The reason for this is I have a few portable utilities that I use that include several executables that the main UI runs but the user never touches. An example is JKDefragGUI. There are like 4-5 EXEs as part of that package and they all get added to the menu when I only need the GUI exe.

3) The ability to manually set the order in which the apps appear on the menu is a biggie. Alpha is nice, but I surely would love to be able to arrange them in order of my preference. Alternatively, could there be an option to order them by frequency of use? I would prefer to be able to move them around myself, but this would work if that is not feasible.

These are ordered by importance to me, of course. Thanks for any consideration!

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We can't say it enough

SEARCH THE FORUMS. There are many, many other threads about the same thing, and every feature mentioned above has been introduced in one of those threads.
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Uh, and since it has been

Uh, and since it has been said.... that means I can't also say it? Or I have to bury my request deep in another thread? How about I post my requests in the open so that it can be seen, and you avoid reading a thread that obviously gives you so much distress.

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Why isn't the feature list

Why isn't the feature list that is being worked upon for the next release published so that people wouldn't need to keep posting their requests?

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Because

John and I (AFAIK) are the only ones with lists and I want to keep it a surprise. Biggrin
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All I can say is that a "Manage Apps" button will be available.
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Oooooh. We got something

Oooooh. We got something out of him :lol:. Sounds like it should be released soon so we can test it Wink :tongue:.

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Thank you Ryan

Thanks for this hint, it definitely sounds like something great is in the works!

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Yep

definitely.
I'm so locking forward to it.

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Run any program from anywhere from PortableAppsMenu

I agree, support for .bat or .lnk files in the menu would be awesome, however, in the meantime here's a little shell execute program you can rename it to the same name as your program and it will show up in the menu with that name.

This was written and compiled using MASM32, a free assembly program. I don't know much about assembly, I was lucky to get as far as I did. What this program does run a run.bat file, which can then run any program you want.

The Problem: I have a little DOS utility that needs to run in it's own directory. When installed in PortableApps the exe file is running in the root directory.

Also you could then put your programs with multiple exe files in the app directory and run.bat could open just the one exe file you actually want to run.

The Solution: ShellExec

The Code:

.486 ; create 32 bit code
.model flat, stdcall ; 32 bit memory model
option casemap :none ; case sensitive

include \masm32\include\windows.inc
include \masm32\include\kernel32.inc
include \masm32\include\masm32.inc
includelib \masm32\lib\kernel32.lib
includelib \masm32\lib\masm32.lib

.data
ScriptFile BYTE "run.bat",0
AppPath BYTE "\",0

.code
start:
invoke GetAppPath, addr AppPath
invoke szCatStr, addr AppPath, addr ScriptFile
invoke shell, addr AppPath
invoke ExitProcess,eax
end start

Run.bat

cd\portableapps\portableProgram\APP
start AnyProgram

Note: There's also a way to add an ICON to the exe file.

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O sec!

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