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PortableAppsMenu appears and hides very slowly

Submitted by bogomil on November 30, 2006 - 5:22am

When I click on PortableAppsMenu (base version) systray icon it's appears and hides very, very slowly.

My system information:
This is a Laptop
Intel PentiumM 2.2 GHz
ATI Radeon 7500 64MB
WinXPSP2Pro 1400x1050 96dpi
PortableAppsMenu have installed on 512MB USB Memory

BTW PortableAppsMenu working well on this system:
Desktop PC
Intel PentiumIII 1000
W2KSP4 2560x1024 96dpi

PA Menu- C&Q

Submitted by Dutchie on November 29, 2006 - 4:22pm

Hi John,
C&Q = Comments & Questions Smile

Very nice menu.Also works quite well.
Thanks for a great job.
However,my questions are:
1.Menu cannot be moved.
Could you please make the menu movable?
2.Menu exits whenever a selection is made.
Could you make the menu persist untill I choose to close it?
3.Occasionally the menu just closes by itself.
No idea why.
4.Are any other skins available?
I like the existing one,but also like to change at times Smile
5.Help file is non existent.(although icon is present on the Menu)
Any plans to provide a local helpfile?

Thanks in advance for your answer.

PortableApps Will Not Run

Submitted by ChazB on November 28, 2006 - 12:00pm

When I installed portable apps on my 512MB iPod Shuffle to see if I'd like it, everything worked perfectly. I went out and bought a generic 4GB USB 2.0 flash drive, and no matter what I try nothing will work. Every exe I try to run generates an error report to Microsoft. My USB drive works fine for everything else (read, write, access files) but nothing I do with PortableApps works.

Any ideas?

A few suggestions

Submitted by mr_knuckles on November 28, 2006 - 10:17am

First off, I love the menu. I have used PStart, and I actually like this menu better. Thanks for this very awesome product. I have searched the forum and haven't found any mention of a few things I would like to see in a future release. I realize these could take a while and could already be in development.

1. Addition or removal of folders in the folder list.
a. custom icon for folders

2. Resizable menu.

3. Custom display/ workspace options. (Maybe you can design this to be an add-on to the base install?)
a. background or wallpaper image
b. menu color
c. menu layout (where items are on the menu, minimalist layout)

Portblr apps rocks!

Submitted by BigglesPiP on November 28, 2006 - 8:43am

I've been a portable apps user for a long time, I just got the new system on my USB memory.

I just wanted to say what a great job you've done on it. It's Perfect.

Portable Suite - Suggestion

Submitted by TheVoyager on November 27, 2006 - 4:21pm

Would it be possible to be able to rename the Apps in the menu, I notice it uses the name that is in the 'Product Name' but this can be confusing for some Apps.

I have an Installer for Network Magic which shows up as 'Installer Application' in the menu which is meaningless, and it would be nice to be able to rename the Menu item.

Uninstalling PortableApps Suite

Submitted by petethechop on November 27, 2006 - 3:47pm

There are plenty of instructions how to get PortableApps Suite onto your USB device and a nice little installer. But no where on this site can I find how to remove it. An uninstaller would be ideal, but how can I go about removing everything it puts in there? Even a list of files it adds to my device would be nice.

Adding Apps w/Multiple Executables: Winamp

Submitted by Bulldog on November 27, 2006 - 1:58pm

"The PortableApps Menu will also work with other apps. You just need to place their executables (exe files) in a directory "next to" the PortableAppsMenu directory."

Using Winamp as an example: I installed Winamp to the PortableApps directory. The installation created a single directory ('Winamp') inside the PortableApps directory. When I then 'refreshed app icons' there were three icons related to Winamp on the start menu, because the Winamp directory has three executables. I only need one executable...for winamp.exe, which launches the program.

I tried moving the Winamp program directory outside the PortableApps directory, and copying just winamp.exe to a directory inside the PortableApps directory. That put the right icon on the start menu, but Winamp won't start under those circumstances. I also tried placing a shortcut to winamp.exe into a Winamp directory inside the PortableApps directory, but that doesn't place an icon on the start menu.