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How to enable multiple users to run the same app simultaneously?

Submitted by jul17pri on February 2, 2021 - 3:51pm

Several users share a Windows 10 PC.
None of us have the Administrator password.
Each user installs PortableApps, allowing them to install whatever apps they want.
Perfect solution! Except when...
User A runs an app then locks the PC or switches user and walks away.
User B attempts to run the same app
User B gets the error message:
"Another instance of (app) is already running. Please close other instances of (app) before launching (app) Portable."

How do we enable multiple users to run the same app simultaneously?

Menu Not Displaying Properly on Startup

Submitted by ETaylor on January 23, 2021 - 11:51am

[Bug] (Windows 10 Home 64bit v 20H2 b 19042.746 Installed in C:\Users\me\Sync\PortableApps) When Start.exe runs, the menu displays improperly. The window is too short for the list. There's an extra space at the top and items run off the bottom edge and are not visible. The power and close buttons are shifted to the left. The logo is missing. It stays like this unless I change the theme in the Options dialog. No matter what I change it to, and even if I leave the them unchanged, the menu then displays correctly.

qBittorrent - update error

Submitted by occam on January 23, 2021 - 7:54am

I have PortableApps platform installed. It is configured to check for updates on launch, which I do manually.

Most apps seem to behave well, except qBittorrent. Today I was told that v 4.3.3 was available (my existing version is 4.3.1). When I instructed it to update, it went through the motions and said 'update was complete'. When I examined the version running, it still said 4.3.1.

Possibility to change the Documents, Images, Videos and Music folders

Submitted by rd.mozar on January 6, 2021 - 2:51pm

Hello good afternoon, I always used the platform, but one thing has always bothered me: not being able to change folders in the start menu (documents, videos, music and images).

Please incorporate this in the options ... it's kind of useless, but it would be a good one for those who like to organize their folders to their liking.


Feature Request - Category subfolders plz reconsider

Submitted by ninken on January 1, 2021 - 6:28pm

Hi, John Haller

I known in the past that you were against Portable apps from having nested categories. I remember a long time ago someone actually forked portable apps and was able add it. However I can't find that source anymore, to try to update it.

Here are my reasons why I think you should reconsider adding this into the platform.

[Fixed] Unable to download update

Submitted by reliable on December 29, 2020 - 5:53am

The update mechanism used to work but recently (for no apparent reason) has consistently produced this error:
"Unable to download the file. This could be due to a proxy or network issue or the hosting server not permitting downloads from your location." I'm located in Israel.
I tested updating only specific apps via the updater with the same results.