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Feature Addition: Scanning multiple directories for apps, opinions sought

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Submitted by John T. Haller on February 22, 2017 - 6:59pm

There have been a few requests over the years to have the Platform scan additional paths for apps. The rationale is usually that users want to keep non-PAF apps separate from PAF apps or apps that are updated automatically by the platform separate from those that are not. I'm planning on implementing this within a future release of the Platform and wanted to layout the setup and see if there are any comments or suggestions. Platform Bug Report and Feature Tracker

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 19, 2011 - 11:29pm

Please report any bugs you find with the platform here. There is a separate forum thread for localization discussion and another for apps that need an update. Bug reports made in comments will be deleted once added to this categorized list. Duplicate reports will be removed. Fixed bugs are listed in the Platform Changelog.

PA repo local?

Submitted by simpsonetti on January 15, 2018 - 6:41am

Hi, i'm using PA since years. I think it's the most usefull software in the Microsoft Windows world.
I'm using PA on my laptop/PC with a connection to internet (for updates etc.)

xampp: apache and mysql not loading

Submitted by Colchis on January 6, 2018 - 3:59pm

I load the xampp control panel and when I click on apache I get the following message:

Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly
This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
If you need more help, copy and post this
entire log window on the forums

reassign shortcuts for PortableApps access

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Submitted by BlueRibbon on December 30, 2017 - 5:35pm

I think I am in the right subforum, however this problem is quite complicated.

Before I realised what the PortableApps platform is I thought it was just a website where you can find free portable software.

Im going to reinstall Windows on several computers. I prepare myself to allready download all free applications I want to install on the computer. I thought "Many software is portable, which means less Windows registry adjustments, which also keep Windows fast, stable and last but definitely not least free from many hidden adjustments and hidden files.

Lossless Image Compression for Images

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Submitted by Peppernrino on December 28, 2017 - 12:01am

In the interest of making (and Launcher) as small as it can be, I have run all of the images from all of the folders through FileOptimizer - which is a front-end app for all of the cmdline compression algorithms. I'll be making a thread later to add to this platform. It's a great application. I use it every day.

Add SmartGit to Portable Apps Launcher

Submitted by rfchapman on December 19, 2017 - 7:11pm

Is there any way to add a Portable App to the lancher that is not distributed for I know that on some apps simply copying its folder into the PortableApps folder is enough to make the launcher pick up on it, but that does not seem to be working on some apps. Specifically I am trying to add the portable version of SmartGit to the lancher, however I do not think it registers SmartGit because its executable is in a 'bin' subfolder of the apps folder.

Having trouble with some things claiming they're already running

Submitted by Jaladhjin on December 15, 2017 - 2:43pm

So I can take some video.. screenshots & whatever but I'm thinkin' about where to start so I'll just dive into it Biggrin

So throughout restarts & what not I go to run my PortableApps launcher & when I run it.. it opens but it also says PortableApps Launcher is already running..