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darkuno1
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trouble on locked down computer

I am on a school computer that lets me run programs off my drive, but has the system tray lock out (or doesn't show on the bar)

How can I access the programs that are running, without the system tray?

Aciago
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alt+tab?

At least I use that when I'm on cyber cafes...

Another option is don't maximize windows so you can see those behind...

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and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
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My Computer

If you can get to the USB key via My Computer/Explorer, you can open up the usb key, then open up the directory of the portableapps and then run them directly.

I don't think it should mess with the functions of the portableapps (like the clearing of the registry et al).

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No it doesnt mess

with anything. It works very well.
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Closing

I have been using the alt-tabs, and shrinking the screen is no problem, its when i try to eject the drive, because when you close the apps it just runs in the background so i can not close the programs once they have been run. Also the ctrl-alt-del is also locked down so that is not an option.

I dont like the pull a running usb drive without doing the safe remove first.

any ideas?

Thanks

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if you know nothing else is running and

the lights have stopped flashing, then it should be fine.

I know that as long as no lights are flashing, and I've waited about another 30 seconds to make sure no lights are flashing or blinking, I've never had a problem.

"... respect, all good works are not done by only good folk. For here, at the end of all things, we shall do what needs to be done."

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try ejectscript

Try using ejectscript... I use it in this cases and it works... it really works... Blum

here: https://portableapps.com/node/7993

Or may be this other way: https://portableapps.com/node/7878?page=1

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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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If you can get to Windows Explorer, you can eject

Just find your USB drive, right-click, and choose Eject. That should do the same thing as the system tray thingy.
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