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catsgotmytongue
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NEW additions to PortableAppsMenu

I decided to add a couple features to the PortableAppsMenu because I wanted those features and they're very easy to implement and thought I'd share it with the rest of you.

added the ability to hide files and give them display names

to add a display name:
1. make a corresponding text file with a '.displayname' extentsion
-the filename itself is the .exe name plus the extentsion .displayname
-myprogram.exe's displayname is stored in the file myprogram.displayname

e.g. if I want to give a display name to myprogram.exe I just make a text file called
myprogram.displayname and make the first line the text I want displayed in the menu.

to hide a file:

1. make a file with the exe's name minus the .exe with the extentsion '.hide' that's it.
myprogram.exe will be hidden if a file named myprogram.hide exists.

Here is the source:
The source
Here is the Program by itself:
PortableAppsMenu with added features

Enjoy...

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Well so far so good keep up the great work. maybe John can sift through everybodys modifications and possibly add some of them to the official pam
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seems like a reasonable idea.

I know this is OT, but I have to ask. WHAT does catsgotmytongue mean? It calls up somewhat disturbing images......
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nothing in particular

catsgotmytongue was a reaction to someone asking me the question: "what's the matter cat got your tongue?"

plus its a screen name that isn't very popular and its easy to remember.

It doesn't mean anything but I can see how it produces some bad mental images.

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where is the path of the file ?

I want to change the "SunbirdPortable" to " Calender" display name in the menu ?
I open below file:
filer name: SunbirdPortable.calender
Content: Calender

where is the path of the file should I save?

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if you downloaded the above modified version of PortableAppsMenu

Provided you downloaded the above version of PortableAppsMenu:

go to the folder that your program's exe is and create a brand new text file with the name SunbirdPortable.displayname

this goes for any exe: exe filename with a .displayname extension instead of .exe in the same directory as the exe file.

-e.g. SunbirdPortable.displayname contains 'calendar', be sure that the filename is SunbirdPortable.displayname and not SunbirdPortable.displayname.txt. I suppose I could have done that differently but it was just a quick fix and I didn't think of that.

then open it in notepad and type desired display name, save, and then refresh the icons in PAM

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Coming Soon

It'll be in the next version under a Manage Apps button.
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This is great.

Thanks.
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Problem

I have ClamWin, Firefox, and OpenOffice.org all installed. ClamWin and Firefox show up, but only OpenOffice Base shows up. Where did the rest of the OpenOffice suite go?
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Well.

With the version Portable Dev released with added features to the PAM, it only shows OpenOffice.org in the menu, cause it only shows the exe file with the same name as the folder it's in. Maybe he used the same idea. But that seems weird since you can just use filename.hide anyways.

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