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Portable Startup Utility Beta

AppLauncher is now Portable Startup Utility.
I re-arranged a few things and added a additional functions.

Setup:
Download PSU to your portable drive.
Modify your autorun.inf to run psu.exe -all

Usage:
psu.exe will open the settings window
psu.exe -all will apply all saved settings
psu.exe -clean will cleanup portable settings applied to host PC
(environment variable & drive substitution)

Source & History are now on the Apps Homepage.
Portable Startup Utility Home

New beta release PSU 1.1
PSU 1.1 SRC
This update adds multiple launch capability, no longer limited to only 3 apps.
1.0.0.7 is still available above as this is a major code change.

NOTE: No further development is being done on the utility. Most of the functionality can be found in the menu I've been working on.
https://portableapps.com/node/8467

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Great Program

This is Perfect!

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Hey, I like it. Where's the

Hey, I like it. Where's the code? What language did you use? Also, when I substitute a drive, a cmd window "blinks", is there a way to remove that? I know in my Substitute Drives, written in AutoIt, there's the @SW_HIDE option, which hides the cmd window. But other than that, great app.

Another question, where does it save it's settings?
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90% of the code is from the

90% of the code is from the original App Launcher, it is written in VB.
I will put the code up tonight when I create a new page for the app on my site.
The settings are stored in applauncher.ini on the root of the usb drive.

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Up yet?

Is the code up on your site yet?
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Oops.... Didn't get a chance

Oops....
Didn't get a chance to make the page for the app.
I uploaded the source though, I added the link to the post at the top.

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Error.-

Error 429 when doble click... Sad

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@#$% this is why I need to

@#$% this is why I need to get away from VB and learn a new language.
I'm guessing you mean when you double click on the exe in windows explorer?
I will look into it, thanks for the report.

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Uploaded a new version of

Uploaded a new version of 1.0.0.2, give it a try.

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error 429

"ActiveX can't create the object"... in this new version...

I don't know what is that...

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If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
then the socket packet pocket has an error to report Biggrin

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In the other thread you said

In the other thread you said you had used the app launcher correct?
No problems with the app launcher? (must be something I added)

OK I uploaded a new version 1.0.0.3 give it a try.

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429 error

i'm using 1.0.0.3 and it still shows the 429 error. BTW, i'm running it off a cmd window (but that's a different story... everyday after a few hours my computer stops recognizing any and all extensions and I have to run everything from the cmd window).
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can you try running the old

can you try running the old AppLauncher and tell me if you get the same error.

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Yes

I get the same error from your applauncher. Let me also say that the error also states that the "ActiveX component can't create objetct"
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ok, i took out the

ok, i took out the filesystemobject completely.
1.0.0.4 is uploaded, give it a try.

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Fixed

Fixed. Just another suggestion. Is there a way to see if PAM is already running and if it is not to launch it?
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what about the icon tray

I don't use the utility, but if you opened PAM via another program, the little icon doesn't show up in the tray?
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I'm not sure I understand

I'm not sure I understand what you mean. You can launch PAM with the utility, it has a specific option enabled by default to launch PAM if it is in the usual directory structure. It also has the option to wait for PAM to close (if it launches PAM) and then automatically cleanup the drive substitution and environment variable if they are enabled.

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.

Well, I already had PAM running, then I wanted to test the substitution, environment and launching of the other programs that I specified. So, when I double-clicked on PSU, it launched another instance of PAM. That's why I'm asking if there's a way to check if PAM is already running. If it is, then it will not launch another instance.
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"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." -- Robert Frost
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: baby ain't mine." -- Adam Holguin

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currently no, although you

currently no, although you can just uncheck the box to launch PAM for testing purposes.

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check out the new version,

check out the new version, listed at the top.
now you can launch a virtually unlimited number of apps.

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Error 52

On exec time... I never had any error with PAppsLauncher...

Worse!... I can't even delete the file now... Sad

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and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
then the socket packet pocket has an error to report Biggrin

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Everything works great. No

Everything works great. No problems at all.

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Thanks

Just wanted to say thanks for this one, tops the whole package off.

Pleased to see it can launch my hta apps too!

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You should try my new Menu,

You should try my new Menu, it integrates the functions of the startup util with a PAM style menu.
SmithTech Portable Menu

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Because they stand on a wall and say nothing is going to hurt you tonight. Not on my watch.

"Because they stand on a wall and say, 'Nothing is going to hurt you tonight. Not on my watch.'" (A Few Good Men)
Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.(Albert Einstein)

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