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SmithTech Portable Menu [PortableApps.com Menu Clone] 1.0.0.72

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
Change form size, number of app buttons, app button placement, etc. with theme.

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SmithTech Portable Menu(Download, Source and History)

1.0.0.72
Fixed "blink" when minimizing from tray icon and minimize on select option is checked.
Updated the installer.

1.0.0.71
Fixed error on scroll (broken in 1.0.0.68

1.0.0.70
Code optimization, remove redundant code and redundant procedure calls

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Theme Preview

I actually started on this theme using XRXCA's MOD R30, which is what prompted me to add the additional theme options to my menu.
It's not finished yet, just figured I would put it out there for comments and maybe prompt some themers to make a few with this layout.
AnimePreview

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If possible the seperators

If possible the seperators should span both columns in the folder/options section.

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Limitation of R30

thats actually a limitation of R30.
it actually does span both columns in my menu.
I posted a "report" in the R30 forum, hopefully XRXCA will fix it.
I use labels for the dividers where as PAM and XRCXA's mod use images so I didn't run into that issue.

EDIT: I went ahead and fixed the issue in R30, I posted a download link in the R30 forum.

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Doesn't appear

How come this theme doesn't appear on the site in the anime section. Actually, a better question is, why did you post a link to a theme that involves porn?

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NOT PAM compatible

It doesn't appear on the site because it is not PAM compatible and I haven't made a section for the MOD themes. Was waiting on the next release of PAM with support for the modded themes.
Sorry if the theme offends you but honestly there isn't anything visible in the theme you wouldn't see at the local beach.

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Modded theme?

That's a mod? Why not just release a skin for it? Also, it doesn't offend me, but I'm afraid that others may be. Also, theres no way THAT can be seen at the beach. Also, I still dont know why this asks for admin privledges.

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Your mod

Can you send me a link to that menu mod? I use R30, so it should work for me.

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hellos

i'm a noob here so I won't be surprised if this comment gets removed, but i have two questions:

1. Do you have a link to that anime theme?
2. Is said link posted somewhere else?

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Yes!

Love the R30 theme ability! Looks like I'll be switching over. Great work SmithTech!

EDIT: One bug. The SPM won't read my theme.ini, and NeoRame has the close and eject options on the top of the menu, so I can't close it.

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What theme?

what theme are you using? I tested it with 3 or 4 of NeoRame's themes and it worked fine.
Also to close it, right click on the tray icon.

EDIT: think i found the problem, posted an update. (didn't increase the version number though, just re-download .58

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Sorry.

Sorry for the late post (kinda). Anyway, I'll test it right now, but it was NeoRame's Vista Aero Black theme. With the EjectScript by XrXca. So, I'll take a look at .60. Thanks.

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.60 Uploaded

I added support for the EjectScript.exe
If it is in the same directory as spm.exe it will run it when you click on the eject button in the themes that have it.
For the themes that don't have an eject button, if EjectScript.exe is there it will still run, if you can find it LOL on a "Default" PAM theme its about 1/2" to the left of the exit button.
spm.exe
I posted just the executable till I am sure it is working properly so you will have to copy or save it to your existing SmithTechPortableMenu folder.
You can download .58 complete Here

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Okay.

It kind of works now, but the EjectScript for NeoRame's Aero Black theme doesn't work. It just closes the menu.

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just copy the

just copy the ejectscript.exe and the ejectscript.ini to the SmithTechPortableMenu folder.
The script is usually in the theme folder, but that means one copy of the script for every theme.
It made more sense to me to put it in the "root" directory of the app.

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Oh.

Okay. Thanks.

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Another theme

Here's another theme
Preview
Download
The eject button is the bottom right of the "screen"

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Broken link

The preveiw link is busted.

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both links work fine for

both links work fine for me.....

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Ooops,

It works now. I guess it was just a little glitch. Also, how come this has a download, but not the anime one?

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1.0.0.62 uploaded

Fixed issues:
when switching themes when open from the start button the window would open on the opposite side of the screen above the tray icon.

exit option not working on tray icon (broken in .60)

if data directory doesn't exist on ititial load when creating the settings file it would not create it and threw an error.

if the task bar was taller than usual an using the start button the menu would be partially hidden by the task bar.

changed the way the start button stays on top, hopefully this will help for users who have had issue with it fighting for always on top with other apps.

Added:
Drive Name Label.

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1.0.0.64 uploaded

1.0.0.63
Added tray icon tracking, the menu will open near the system tray top,bottom,left, or right.
1.0.0.64
Fixed opening from start button(broken in 1.0.0.63)
Updated installer so you can download from link above.

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1.0.0.65 up

see comments above

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Questions, bugs in 1.0.0.68

Hy SmithTech!
Thank you for sharing your great application!!!
The latest stable version is the 1.0.0.64?
Where can I fond the download link for the 1.0.0.65?
I try to test the 1.0.0.68, and I found 2 bugs:
1) The first prog in the menu appear in 2 line in the some time, I removed, but in this case the new "first" apeear in 2 line Sad :
http://kepfeltoltes.hu/071031/st01_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg
2) When I try to to scrol in the menu using the middle button from my mosuse, appear this error message :-(:
http://kepfeltoltes.hu/071031/st02_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg

Remark:
The link to 1.0.0.68 Update is the exe version 1.0.0.70 Wink

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Fixed in 1.0.0.71

1.0.0.71 is uploaded, this fixes the scroll error.

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1.0.0.71 and 1 question

Hy SmithTech!

Just now I test the new 1.0.0.71 version, if I found some bugs, I write here!

I have 1 question: How can I add fast to the PAM my programs stored on my Stick, without adding one by one?

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Should scan on first run

The menu should scan for your apps the first time you run it.
If you are upgrading from an older version, just delete smp.xml and it will think its the first time and rescan your apps.
The menu must be in x:\PortableApps\SmithTechPortableMenu to correctly scan the apps in x:\PortableApps

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Thank you

Thank you very much!
The program can scan my program in my PortableApps including SUBFOLDERS too, or only the programs stored in PortableApps, without folders?
Sincerely, oldboy

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Same as PortableApps Menu

It uses the same scan code as the PortableApps Menu.

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I just tried out 1.0.0.71

I just tried out 1.0.0.71 and it looks great! Just a couple of things:

- The installer seems to require Administrator rights even though you shouldn't need them. You can bypass it and still install, but it really shouldn't check for that at all.
- Are you planning to add the ability to put apps into folders?

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RE I just tried out 1.0.0.71

I will look into the installer.
I plan on eventually adding "folders\categories" to the menu just have to figure out how to code it.

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Good idea!

Hy!
It will be a good idea! Wink

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only 23 items

Hy!
The PortableAppsMenu classic recognise all my 90 programs putted in PortableApps, I created the SmithTechPortableMenu and I launched the spm.exe, an the surpise: in the ScitechPortable Menu appear only 23 programs Sad This is a limitation of the number of the progtams in this starmenu? I trey to use the ver 1.0.0.64 but the in this case to, the items are only 23 Sad
What can I do for a complet recogniston of all the 90 applications from the portableApps subfolder?
Thank you in advence, sincerely, oldboy

PS: excuse-me, the problem ar solved, because I deleted the old spm.xml, and everything is OK!
Thank you again, the program work very fine! Smile

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Smithtech portable menu

can the menu be made draggable? and a icon an so on that the user chooses like the portableapps menu?

( i use your smithtech menu because the menu doesnt overtake my drive like the portableapps menu where all your programs have to be in the folder. i like being able to add my own exe's

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Icon?

Which Icon are you referring to that the user can choose?

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RE: icon

the icon at the top right in portable apps menu, a buddy icon or user icon type of thing.

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Maybe in a future release

I may add the user icon to a future release, I've actually been holding off on development as I am supposed to be helping with the new PAM dev.

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Added personal picture

I went ahead and added the personal picture option to the menu.
Its compatible with PAM's personal picture
If personalpicture.jpg exists in the \Data folder it will display it.
I also added a personal picture section to the theme.ini to control size and placement.
Smithtech Portable Menu 1.1 make sure you download the 1.1 version, I'm not working on the 1.0 version any more.

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Admin?

Why does this ask for admin privilages?

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Categories ?

Hi,

I just love your implementation of PAM
When can we expect the new version
Will it be dragable
Will there be Categories (lime MOD R31)

Keep on the doing this great job!

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Maybe

Actually I've for the most part stopped adding features to my menu as I've been waiting for dev on the new PAM to start which I am supposed to be a part of and didn't want to duplicate efforts and/or create incompatible code.

Just out of curiosity why do you want it dragable? I would think you would want the menu to pop up near the tray icon when you click on it rather than in the middle of the screen somewhere.

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Hi,

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to post a reply.
I think you're right about your comment, i was just thinking it could be an extra feature (but it's not something i consider to be important!)

But a Categories features would be just perfect!

BTW: I think that your menu is much flexible, it has a GUI Preference option, and the user can have it's own apps folder!

I hope that the next PAM version will incorporate your solution/features (and also the Categories version like in MOD R31), is there a beta version which could be tested?

Kind regards
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Not Yet

Were all waiting on the next beta version of PAM which should include a bunch of new features.

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The theme

I asked if you could send me the anime theme.

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sorry have to find it

sorry, I will have to see if I can find it now.
I made it to test changing the menu size and haven't used it since.

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