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Suite feature

Submitted by ProTeuS on July 13, 2007 - 8:02am


Since I have most of the portable applications found here at it's getting pretty messy.

So if there could be an option to group selected applications under a specific category that would be great!

Don't you think?


[Moved to Menu forum by moderator RM - The suite is the menu with all the apps inclusive, the menu is the component you are asking about]

Folder Icon's Disappearing

Submitted by Orius on July 12, 2007 - 10:44am

I use Synctoy as a way to backup my portable drive (I simply back up the entire drive so I don't have to reinstall each program as well as any data I have on the drive). So yesterday I decided to test out my backup. I made a backup (using echo mode) then proceded to format the drive and lastly copy and pasting all of the files and folders from the backed up folder to my drive.

Feature Request - sub-menus for programs

Submitted by QuaCKeReD on July 3, 2007 - 7:35am

I have looked and searched, but cannot find anyone else requesting this, so....

How about a feature to be able to 'categorise' the portable apps into sub-menus (as PStart can do). At present I run over 40 apps from my thumb drive and it would be so nice to be able to have sub-menus for Graphics progs, SQL progs, Viewer progs, AntiVirus progs, etc, etc

Development Team?

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Submitted by Ryan McCue on July 2, 2007 - 2:46am

2 questions, one for John, the other for everyone.

Nummer Eins:
How about putting a development team with access to the Subversion repository to work together on the next version of the menu?

Nummer Zwei:
If said team was put together, who would volunteer to be on it?
Ryan McCue

What about a sccreen reader friendly version of the PortableApps Menu

Submitted by clauderenaud on June 25, 2007 - 12:12pm

Hi all,

It's my first post on portableapps forums although I use portable applications since a long time ago...

I recently downloaded and installed the Portable Apps, installbase version, in order I hoped, to replace the PStart software I used to start programs from my usb stick.
The problem is that this PortableAppsMenu is apparently very graphical and as I'm blind, I cfan not see the screen content and so use it.
I work with a screen reader under windows in order to read the screen and interact with the various programs I Use.

PortableApps Menu Alternative ?

Submitted by protocol on June 25, 2007 - 11:38am

Hello all

I was sorry to see that there is still no update to the PortableApps Menu app. At this point i wish to ask if there is any other app with similar functionality that one might try.

Also, i can only wonder about the future of this project. Without any doubt, John's work is a life-saver. Yet, the fact that applications are not being updated in a predictable manner leads to fears.

Would John care to clarify on the project's status?


Critical problem with higher DPI!

Submitted by psymastr on June 22, 2007 - 6:00pm

There is a very big problem with the portable apps menu and a higher dpi then the default 96, on vista, I am using 120 dpi (because my screen resolution is 1680x1050 and the higher dpi screws up the text in the portable apps menu... The only way to exit it, is to click where the x "should" be if it wasn't screwed up.

Pictures attached.

Autoplay for PAM

Submitted by alanh on June 21, 2007 - 3:09pm

Is it possible to get Windows to autoplay the PAM menu without running through every file on the portable drive? At present my PAM menu won't 'autostart" until Windows has scanned the entire drive. For my current set-up I've used TweakUI to set Portable Apps as a handler and then made that the default for mixed content for my ThumbDrive.


Feature suggestion (Close and Eject drive)

Submitted by Kpi on June 20, 2007 - 8:52am

How about a new button "Close PAM AND umount USB drive"?

PAM should have a flag about how many apps were launched (evidently, from PAM, if someone launch any app EXTERNALLY, it's user problem, we're talking about PAM, not magic). When a portable App is closed (need to monitor execution threads), flag value will be reduced , when an App is launched, it will be increased.

This new option should check periodically the system (how about a check every 5 secs?) when launched until our flag value is zero, and then should try to umount the drive (3 to 6 tries, not more).

Folder buttons on start menu don't work

Submitted by crshortt on June 19, 2007 - 9:49pm

I recently started using Portable Apps on a flash drive and absolutely love it. But I am unable to make the folder buttons for Documents, Music, Pictures, and Video work. When I click on them nothing happens. The only way I can access my folders directly from the start menu is by clicking on Explore. Everything else on the Start Menu works fine.