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SmithTech Portable Menu (A PAM Clone) 1.0.0.56

See here: https://portableapps.com/node/9739

Features:
Add / Remove the apps you want
AutoRun apps on menu launch. w/ optional argument
Exit apps on menu exit. w/ optional argument
Launch apps from TrueCrypt Volume.
Open folders from TrueCrypt Volume.
Language localizable.
Change folder button names. (must edit the .locale file for your selected language)
Substitute drive.
Open folders with custom app.
Change folder paths
Theme support
Theme Switcher
Custom Tray Icon
Launch ANY File

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SmithTech Portable Menu (Download & History)

Note: As you may know I have been asked to help with the development of the PortableApps.com Platform Menu. As I focus my attention on this, further development of my menu will be sparse if at all.

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1.0.0.46 adds continuous

1.0.0.46 adds continuous scroll and credits in the about window.
1.0.0.47 fixed remove button from theme switcher and adds locale support for theme switcher.
1.0.0.48 fixed menu not refreshing after options called from tray icon menu
added a few "convenience options" to the tray icon menu.

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works fine

The new version of your menu works fine. But if I choose the german language file I can't see the text complete in the section Options/TrueCrypt Option.

Here I have a picture.
http://www.directupload.com/files/ykdmm2g1dmymiyzjvmnw.bmp

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I'll extend the label in the

I'll extend the label in the next release.
EDIT: I fixed it, didn't change the version number, just re-download.

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Language change...

Hy!
Somebody please tell me HOW? can I change the english language to other (found in Locale folder)because I can't find this option Sad
Thank you in advance, sincerely, oldboy

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click the options button,

click the options button, then click the browse button next to the locale field on the options window.
also you might want to grab the latest version Here

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Thanks

Maybe you can add a function, that automatically rename the documents directories in the language the user prefer. And the name of the directories you can take from the language file.

ButtonDocuments=Dokumente
ButtonPictures=Bilder
ButtonMusic=Musik
ButtonVideo=Videos

The installer is intresting. Do you make it multilanguage?

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The menu doesn't create any

The menu doesn't create any folders, so I don't want to have it going and renaming them. The buttons point to what ever folder you want them to so if you prefer a different language chances are you already have the folders named in another language.
Just change the option to point to the folder of your choice.

The installer is just a sfx(self extracting) WinRAR file, I don't make it multilingual.

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The French .locale file

For SmithTech Portable Menu 1.0.0.48 : http://www.mediafire.com/?dxmgwmnd1bd

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thanks I will add it to the

thanks I will add it to the next release

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1.0.0.50 up

1.0.0.50 up
fixed truecrypt browse (you weren't able to browse the truecrypt volume to add to apps.
changed the way adding apps from truecrypt volume is handled.
changed tray icon handling.

1.0.0.51
added "quick select" for themes on the options menu.
changed the way the options menu is displayed.

1.0.0.52
fixed issue with quick select duplicating themes in the list.

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bug in vista

Hope I am posting this in the right spot

I am running Smithtech portable menu version 1.0.0.53 - works great on xp (also using truecrypt)

Under vista (home premium), when I click on the options button the flyout menu flashes on for a split second and then disappears. happens under different themes, with and without the scroll bar on (I noticed the scroll bar drag button flashing blue and white very quickly after trying to click on the option button so I tried turning it off and no diff)

Seems like clicking on the option button is causing the menu to go into a refresh loop or something.

Also when I click on Help, the About window pops up but I can't close it. when I click OK it flashes and stays on the screen. the only way is to close down the whole menu with task manager.

By the way, thanks for such a nice system. I love it under XP. The only problem under windows xp is that I have some apps on truecrypt and the icons don't show up (I guess because the smithtech menu is loaded before the truecrypt volume is mounted)

One suggestion: is there anyway to get nested menus with custom 'groups', kinda like the windows start menu so you don't have to scroll so much if you have a lot of apps. Then I could create a "Utilities" group, "Graphics" group, "Games" group, etc.

John Sparks

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I'll have to get a copy of

I'll have to get a copy of Vista for testing to see what I can do with the menu.
I've been toying with the idea of "categories" just haven't figured out how to implement them.
Also I believe the new version of PAM is supposed to have them so they may not make it into my menu, especially since I will be working primarily on PAM.

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forgot to mention

Oh yeah I forgot to mention that the portable apps menu (1.1) works OK under vista, and the flyout menu on the option button works fine. It just bugs out on the smithtech menu.

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how about the right click

how about the right click tray menu?

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1.0.0.56 Up

1.0.0.55
If you are using the menu with a true crypt volume DO NOT download this update.
Move your smp.xml file to the data folder before running this update.
moved spm.xml to data folder
moved start.bmp to data folder
changed browse for exe to browse for all files
file handling code changes(this breaks truecrypt functionality)
code cleanup and optimizing

1.0.0.56 up
fixes truecrypt(broken in 1.0.0.55)

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

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PowerPoint Induced Seizure

Not sure if this is where I'm supposed to Post this. If not, please gently coach me.

Installed 1.0.0.56. Everything is working perfectly with one exception. If I open a busy M$ PowerPoint slide, my screen freaks out and begins blinking about 3x/sec continously. It's not the adapter, it's the slide itself. If I drag the bottom of the PP dialog box above the Top OffSet of the StartButton, it stops. If I drag it back down below the Startmenu....Seizure Time. If I close the Startmenu and just use the System Tray icon, it works fine.

Any advice?

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Turn off start button

For now turn off the start button, the start button must be "fighting" with powerpoint to be "on top" I will look into it.

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You're right

As you noted, it’s definitely fighting with the Icon to stay on top. The blinking begins when you move the PP app around and get it to a point where the STPM Icon is no longer in front. For example, single click on the STPM desktop icon to display the app list but don’t select anything. With the app list still displayed, click the PP window. The STPM Icon appears behind the primary PP dialog box and if you move around inside PP a bit, the blinking kicks in. I was incorrect before; it’s more than just the slide blinking. The slide, desktop icons, and everything else blink on/off very rapidly. While in this condition, single clicking the STPM Icon in either location (desktop or sys tray) immediately halts the blinking.

I’ve tried to reproduce it by making another really busy PP slide with a zillion textboxes and can’t.

Thanks for looking into it.

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Language change in SmithTech Portable Menu

Hy Everybody!
Somebody please tell me HOW? can I change the english language to other (found in Locale folder)because I can't find this option Sad
Thank you in advance, sincerely, oldboy

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