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A couple of requests

Thanks for the great stuff. I have a couple of requests that maybe ya'll are able to put into portable apps. I hope this is the right place to ask for it.

1. Have OpenOffice default use VLC player on the drive that way everything runs purely off the stick.

2. If a file is opened from the drive have it open automatically with software from the drive instead of having to load OpenOffice and then open a file.

I don't know how hard this is because I'm not a programmer. But they would be nice features. Thanks.

Patrick Patience
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Joined: 2007-02-20 19:26

I'm a little lost with request one, but it seems similar to request two. I have a couple of options for you.

Option 1:Download Convey Portable. It's a program that allows you to use the "Send To" manager as an open with manager for files and programs on your device. To use, just download it, extract it, run it, in the System Tray, go right click on its icon, settings settings or whatever, go find the tab that says "Add the !The Conveyor to the Send To Menu", or something like that, save the settings, and then go right click on programs on your portable device, hover on "Send To" and then send them to "!The Conveyor" or whatever it's called, once you're done, right click the Convey Portable System Tray icon, and select "Re-Convey". Now you can right click on any file on the computer or on your device, go to the Send To menu, an send to your program which should be in the menu.

Option 2:Right click individually on all the different file types on your device, for each one, select "Properties". You will see "Opens With" and a program or it will have no program, click on "Change" and navigate to the portable program on your device, then click on it, then click apply. Once you are done for all your file types, Safely remove your drive, and you will have to change all the files types on your computer back to open with a local program. It's a bit of work, but it worked for me.

Hope that helped. Feel free to ask any questions.

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