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Portable Apps Menu Mod R26 - *Outdated*

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OK, I’m back. And here are some bugs fixes and a couple minor additions.

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New

  • You can now resort the entire list from the Options/Sort Apps Menu
  • Ctrl+ and Ctrl- Now Open or Close all SubMenus (I’ll look at adding an option to the Category popup menu to expand or contract the current tree in a future patch)
  • Page-Up and Page-Down work in the menu for faster scrolling
    Bug Fixes (Includes R25 Fixes)
  • Theme loading not using default values if an option wan’t defined
  • Default Theme Videos text was in the wrong position
  • Fonts were not loading for some items
  • Program could have crashed if the number appbuttons changed between themes
  • Icon Strangeness in Categories (numerous odd things I may have managed to fix)

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[XrXca: Sorry lazy (and used to an editor that closes tags automagically)]

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THANK YOU.

You're so efficient. Smile

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Ha!

Only some days, others... Well lets just say I've been known to spend hours staring off into space (also known as program design)
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Haha.

I'm really happy to carried on Netroid's work, you're doing amazing.

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Works Great! Would it be

Works Great! Would it be possible for someone to make an eject button for the default theme? I'd be happy to add it in and post it up, i'm just not much of a photoshop user. Thanks

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Update: german-de.locale r24

German Locale r24

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You are running at

You are running at hyper-speed (how many cups of coffee have you had? :tongue:). As always, great work.

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I'm actually in the Sugar camp.

I've never been a fan of Cola or Coffee and when I drink tea it's so weak it is almost indistinguishable from water.
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I just tried it

for the first time and I love it.
Especially the categories and the rename feature and the autostart.
Great work.
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great

I haven't upgraded the menu mod in awhile (so I don't know if this is a new feature) - but I like the fact that when you rename an app it is already filled in now with the current name allowing you to modify it instead of typing the whole thing in.
I was using a tilde "~" at the front of some app names to keep them at the top of the list - awesome that you can re-order them now.
Thanks thanks thanks.

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Fantastic

This is just awesome. All of the features that you have added are just perfect. Please keep up the great work!

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Very nice

Works very well. This place is fast becoming very very cool.

2 Suggestions / Requests:
Ability to have an app listed in more than 1 category
Allow for special characters in Category Names: specifically &

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Hmmm....

The & is easy, just put in 2 of them ie: Audio && Video will appear as Audio & Video.

As for apps in more than 1 category that gets ugly, all the sorting and menu display is based on a single category, I have one app in two categories, but I cheated and created a tiny stub program that just runs the other copy and put it in its own directory.
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Having thought about it

Having thought about it some more I think the duplicates might be possible with the 'Other Apps' experiment I'm trying, someone requested being able to add an app outside the normal path, and I was thinking of putting the information for them in .pafdata files in a special folder, I see no reason a person couldn't add an app that WAS in the normal path in this fashion as well...
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Icon Bug still there. I have

Icon Bug still there. I have more info this time tho lol

Only the Closed Category icon is missing. When I open a category, the icon is there and correct.

I load the menu up from the DB (to reduce loading time). I then add a new app into the PortableApps folder. Then I refresh menus to get this bug.

Sorry for not posting the process I was following last time Biggrin

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*BUG Confirmed* See more

Yurzub,

I swear I have nothing against you but I posted this information in the r24 thread right below your post. I just confirmed that the bug still exists in r26 as you stated.

Here's what I said in the r24 thread:

There is a bug. I noticed it after I had installed another app from a PAF installer. Then I hit the refresh menu and the "closed" category icons become square icons as depicted in yurzub's screenshot. When clicking the category to expand it, the "open" category icon does display successfully. However when closing the category, the little black square icon returns. I haven't figured out a way to clear these corrupted icons except for deleting the category and re-creating it.

Click here for that thread:
https://portableapps.com/node/8457#comment-44983

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haha

Heh, sorry, I didn't go back to the r24 thread, so I didn't read it Biggrin

Are you loading apps from the DB? I figured that might have something to do with it, but if you're not then we've weeded out an innocent variable Smile

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RE: haha

I'm loading from DB. I don't think unchecking "Load from DB" makes a difference. The bug still shows.

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*More Info on BUG*

I think this has to do with themes that do not have Folder and FolderOpen Icons in the $Theme\IconTheme Directory. Basically, if you add a new app then refresh the menu, the menu doesn't know what "Folder.ico" to use when it should default to the Default\IconTheme\Folder.ico.

I'm not entirely sure what the problem is but it definitely has to do with Folder.ico and FolderOpen.ico.

After the icon corruption, I can switch to the "Default" theme which has Folder.ico and FolderOpen.ico files but the "closed category" icon doesn't refresh. Now here's the kicker, if I switch to the "Wiimote" theme which has different Folder.ico and FolderOpen.ico files, the "closed category" icons are refreshed! After loading the "Wiimote" theme I can switch back to default and now the icons show.

What a crazy bug and I'd hate to see the code to handle the icon storage...

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Just copy the Foldericons in

Just copy the Foldericons in the theme you use and everything should be fine. I tested it and it worked for me.

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I think I've got it in R27

Basically a total rewrite of the category icon handling (at the same time I've added the ability to customize the icons for each category)
Just finishing some debugging of the External app handling before I release this version.
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Bad decision making

Or more precisely changing my mind part way through, changed the way I was doing things (decided I wanted a different open and closed icon) and went through and added the open icon stuff and obviously missed something, I'll go through it all again (and probably change it all once again)

I think it's related to the code the themeload calls to change all the existing folder icons when the theme changes, the icons are all separate because I want to be able to add custom icons for a folder so could have them all using the same icon. What I'm thinking now is that unless they have a custom icon they use the same icon handle. (Got to make sure it doesn't get free'd be accident though.)
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can I fix this....

ok - just one teeny tiny little complaint.
the word "Video" is pushed over to the right...
screenshot here:

http://tinybum.com/web/papps.jpg

is this something I can configure/fix myself?

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oops

looks like you might have fixed that already - I'll try and download again.
(I downloaded mod24 instead of mod26 - oops)
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Un-feature request

I commonly use an app that has Shift-F11 as a rather important (to me) keyboard shortcut ... is there a way in the ini file or the UI that that shortcut to bring up the menu could be disabled?

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Soon...

I'm playing with code for specifying your own hotkeys, I'm not a huge fan of the existing ones so want to be able to change it myself.
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OMG!!!!!

Can you work any faster!!!!!!

Thank you for those additions.

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can you add it, that the

can you add it, that the theme list sort by alpha? please Smile

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Should be able too

But default will be at the top.

I wonder why you'd have lots of themes...
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yeah that would be awesome

yeah that would be awesome first the default then the rest alpha sort.

why i have so many themes? as skinner, to check my themes Wink *lol*

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The French .locale file

For Portable Apps Menu Mod R26 : http://www.mediafire.com/?blmiccm36je

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Except

I've added a couple new captions in my working version (Next release will probably be tonight)

MENU_OPTIONS_ADD_EXTERNAL_APP=Add an External App
MENU_PAFDATA_REMOVE_EXTERNAL=Remove from Menu
EXTERNAL_PROMPT=Select Application to Add to Menu

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The french translation

MENU_OPTIONS_ADD_EXTERNAL_APP=Ajouter une application externe
MENU_PAFDATA_REMOVE_EXTERNAL=Supprimer depuis le menu
EXTERNAL_PROMPT=Choisissez l'application à ajouter au menu

(Maybe this translation isn't perfect because I didn't see what those new functions will do.)

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German translation

MENU_OPTIONS_ADD_EXTERNAL_APP=Externes Programm hinzufügen
MENU_PAFDATA_REMOVE_EXTERNAL=Vom Menü entfernen
EXTERNAL_PROMPT=Wähle ein Programm zum Hinzufügen in das Menü

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Thank You

I've got a couple more (Next version will allow custom icons for the categories)

EXTERNAL_DRIVE_ERROR=Any applications added must be on the same drive as the menu.
CATEGORY_HINT=Category Hint
CATEGORY_RESET_OPEN_ICON=Reset Open Icon
CATEGORY_CHANGE_OPEN_ICON=Change Open Icon
CATEGORY_RESET_CLOSED_ICON=Reset Closed Icon
CATEGORY_CHANGE_CLOSED_ICON=Change Closed Icon
CATEGORY_DRIVE_ERROR=The icon file must be on the same drive as the menu.

The DRIVE_ERROR ones are error messages for when you try to specify an application or icon that isn't on the same drive as the menu program.

CATEGORY_HINT: Label for input box for specifying a custom hint for a category.
CATEGORY_*_ICON: Label for speed button to be pressed in category config to either CHANGE an icon from the default, or reset the icon to the default for either an OPEN menu item, or a CLOSED menu item.

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scroll arrow BUG

when i switch to a theme where the applist gets repositioned, and switch back to a theme where the applist is in the default position, the top arrow doesn't get restored to it's original position.
haha kinda confusing, here's a screenshot
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Fixed in next version

Really only a fix to the default theme.
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a path problem?

xrxca, not sure if this a problem, as sorting works, but the [SortOrder] section of PortableAppsMenu.ini has paths that are incorrect when PAM is run from my USB drive.

Because my primary machine is a very small laptop I install PAs to my data partition under D:\Backups\MyKeyRingUFD and use them from there for speed and to save wear on my UFD. I obviously keep this synched with my USB Flash Drive for use when out and about without my laptop.

I would rather not have to create a very small partition on the laptop's drive to mirror the USB Flash Drive.

I would guess there are quite a few users like me who need all programs to use paths that work relative to PortableApps not to root.

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Fixed

I'm changing the sortkey used to relative to the portableapps directory. (actually just keeping the exe , exe dir and parent dir)
The one issue with this is that you may lose any sorts you have the first time you run the next version (I may be able to keep them but havent coded it yet)
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It would be nice

It would also be nice when you install a new app that the refresh menu is done with the sort option that you selected. For example, when I install a new app, it refreshes the menu using the Alpha sort, but I choose it to display the categories first using alpha sort option. This way you don't have to go and re-select the sort option that you prefer using.

Also, would it be possible to have an option that when you have a category expanded, and you select a different category, the first category would be contracted?

Thanks for consideration.

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Ok

I am pretty sure the sort thing is fixed in the next version, the sort stays the same except any new app is inserted.
Only one category at the current level at a time. I'll look into it, should be relatively easy as it already tries to move a newly opened menu fully onto the screen so the same routine could close other open menus.
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