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How to get the program 'Octave' icon in the start menu?

Submitted by tnilzon on June 30, 2020 - 5:14am

I have added the application 'Octave' to my USB (in the D:\PortableApps directory). This program does not have an .exe file to start it, the program is started with the file: octave.vbs
How do I do to get this icon in the PortableApps start menu (the "Refresh app icons" does not work for this program)?

App to simply display instructions?

Submitted by john errington on June 18, 2020 - 4:08am

Is there a way I can have an "app" that just displays a fixed text message?

So for example I've been using memtest, but Windows has a better memory test built in; so I'd like to replace the memtest app with an app that just shows the instructions for testing under windows.

Similarly for other apps, so I cant just fire up eg AkelPad to show a text file. (tried it AkelPad wont launch if i change its name)

how does the platform store its database?

Submitted by john errington on June 9, 2020 - 1:29am

I'm trying to manage my collection of about 150 portable apps
OK I know I can delete them in the platform or from the portable apps folder, but I'd like to sort them by category
And deleting one at a time in the platform would be tedious to say the least.
Does anyone know how the platform maintains its database?