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PortableAppMenu Should Only Run One Instance

Submitted by ticklemeozmo on June 19, 2007 - 11:17am

PortableAppsMenu should only have one running instance.

I leave the PortableAppsMenu.exe program running (in a hurry, it's just easy to shut the programs and pull rather than click the little icon and hit exit) between use, and when insert my USB key again, i find myself starting up PortableAppMenu again. This creates two instances.

I would like PortableAppMenu to open the current running instance's menu should it be run twice accidentally.

(cross post because I put in the wrong forum)

PAM and keeping it on the desktop.

Submitted by jfreetage on June 17, 2007 - 8:15pm

After searching the forums for an hour, I found only one post about keeping the PAM open on the desktop and not having it go away like the windows start menu, but the replies were in the area of it's impossible.

SO I give you the situation that I am faced with, and maybe someone who is much more smarter on computers than I am can figure it out.

Post Your PAM Mods - Posts Only No Discussion

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Submitted by nocr on June 15, 2007 - 5:11pm

1. Post only a line or two about your mod\mods.
2. To avoid multiple posts if you have multiple mods, link to a page listing your mods.
3. NO REPLIES, this will allow the authors to come back and edit their posts when they update or add mods.
4. If you must comment use the Post Your PAM Mods Discussion Forum again to keep this one manageable.
5. Try to keep your posts to only 2 or 3 lines so the thread doesn't get unnecessarily lengthy.
6. Authors, edit your original posts instead of adding replies.

Post Your PAM Mods - Discussion

nocr's picture
Submitted by nocr on June 15, 2007 - 5:09pm


I love PAM. But it just isn't functional enough.

now I know that many of you have made mods for teh PAMorz and was wondering if you would be willing to share them with us in an "Official" thread.

This way, we won't have to go rooting around in numerous threads to look for mods.

I was sort of envisioning something like SmithTech's Post Your PAM Themes thread.

This will be the "discussion" Thread.

(Kudos to SmithTech for inspiration)

Search Box

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Submitted by John Bentley on June 15, 2007 - 10:25am

One of my favorite features of vista is the search box at the bottom of the start menu. If there was one at the bottom of the PAM we could do the following.

  • Type the name of a program and have it run.
  • Search the drive from the PAM.
  • Search the PA Forum even?

Racing against the clock!

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Submitted by BigFNDeal on June 13, 2007 - 4:35am

I searched the forum and found only one other thread that asked a similar ?, but not the same one.

I would lik to have the PAM stay open after clicking an app to launch it. I always feel like I am racing against the clock if I want to launch 2 or 3 apps, I either maybe get to 2 if I am fast enough before the menu fades, or I have to relaunch the menu to start each application.

Is there some setting I can change to allow for the manu to remain as long as my mouse hovers over it?