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REQ: Option to keep Portable Apps menu from fading

Submitted by dynamorphic on April 17, 2007 - 9:05am

First off, great job on the suite and app portablization. (if that is a word)
I searched the forums and the closest i noticed was someone mentioning about having in the taskbar vs system tray. I'd like to request that your next revision include an option to keep it from fading when i click on other windows, and maybe an always on top option. Thanks and keep up the great work.

Simply install new themes

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Submitted by MarkoMLM on April 16, 2007 - 10:20am

Hi @all,

because there are a lot of question for new themes an how to get them into the menu I've created a qick and easy way to change the menu theme from the menu without changing the existing exe or manual copies.

First Download the themes (en-en Installer) or Download the themes (de-de Installer).
At the moment only the colored themes by smithtech and he default theme by John are included.

Applying Themes

Submitted by deerb on April 12, 2007 - 5:20am

I have downloaded some of the themes for The PortableApps Menu as I prefer some of them to the red colour. However, transferring then to the PortableApps folder on my databar didn't work. Can somebody help me to apply the theme of my choice?

Thanking you in anticipation


PAM Windows Patch Bug - Cannot close down cleanly

Submitted by ian_hulin on April 11, 2007 - 11:37am

I've installed PAM (and the patch) on my Kingston 1GB non-U3 drive.

  • The host PC is running Windows 2K SP4.
  • I can connect my drive OK, but have to run StartPortableApps.exe manually off the USB drive (mapped to drive R:\) to get it to appear in the tray.
  • The Autorun.inf does not run when I insert the drive.
  • The small cross at the bottom right of the menu screen is inactive, it only shows the default cursor and does not act as a hotspot as per the other menu entries

New "Argument" for clickable image to start PAM

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Submitted by SmithTech on April 9, 2007 - 7:12pm

Ok, I've made the suggestion for a clickable image to start PAM before.
But I have a new argument so I thought I would post it.
A came across a different launcher from PC Magazine called Start Eaze.
Really did not like the launcher, but I LOVED what they did with the clickable image to start the launcher.
On the subject of ease of use for beginners, where is the most "natural" place to click to launch programs?
The start button right..

Feature request: keystroke launch

Submitted by sjpye on April 7, 2007 - 10:59am

First off, the PortableApps Menu is an excellent application. I'm actually using it as a replacement for the start menu for any of the apps I'm using. One thing I would love to see, however, is the ability to activate the menu via a keystroke. I know that kind of defeats the point of being portable, since that would somewhat require access to the system directly, but no more so than having the icon in the system tray. If there were a way to trigger the pop-up by pressing a Win+? combination, like Win+1 or something, that would be great.

PAM .paf Theme extraction

Submitted by wsm23 on April 5, 2007 - 11:00am

This may be way too soon, because we are due soon for a PAM update from John.

I'll ask anyway.

It should be possible to have the PAM "install" a .paf.exe folder directly to the PortableAppsMenu folder and overwrite the DefaultData folder right?

Of course someone would have to have the latest release of PAM, but I though this might be easier to change themes.