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Adding program to menu in suite

Submitted by donmor on February 2, 2007 - 1:15am

After running OpenOffice in the Suite, It gives me a file called OpenOffice.exe
I would like to use that file in the menu in place of the Write, Calc, Math etc. I prefer to have the main page come up and go from there as to have to choose write, math, calc etc.
Can anyone guide me as to how to do this.

[Moved to PortableApps Menu forum by moderator JTH]

problems starting on windows 2000 pro

Submitted by midnight visions on January 31, 2007 - 9:04pm


I'm trying to use the Portable Apps at work on a windows 2000 pro system, Pentium 4 with 500mb ram.

I work for a very large airline in Canada and all our computers are maintained by IBM with the same hardware and setup.

I get the following message in a dos window when trying to start the 1.0.1 patch of Portable Apps, "program to big to fit into memory"

I'm running it off an 8GB flash drive, the computers have no problem with that device.

I've tried Portable Apps on 12 different computers now and all give the same error message.

Portable Apps U#

Submitted by melenor on January 31, 2007 - 7:55am

i was wondering if there was a way to replace the U3 software and i don't mean the way to make the device into a regular thumb drive with the portabl apps just instead of it automatically running the U3 software for it to run the Portable Apps suite and for it to still have the CD drive partition.

Shortcuts in the menu?

Submitted by ningleepo on January 27, 2007 - 4:50pm

Is there anyway I can make shortcuts appear in the menu? I play Soldat a lot, as well as many mods and editors for it, and it a pain to have all those shortcuts. What I'd like to be able to do is have my shortcuts listed with my apps (I pretty much only use the portable apps suite).

App. icons not showing in menu

Submitted by SteveW on January 25, 2007 - 12:41pm

I just installed PortableApps Standard on a external HD and when I start it, the icons in the app list do not show up. I tried to refresh the icons, reinstalled the app, redownloaded the app and then installed new copy along with the patch. No matter what I do, the icons don't appear. The icons for the folders and options are there but no icons on the left side menu. Is there something I am not doing right?
The HD I am using is a 20gig notebook drive formatted in FAT32.

Thank you in advance.

I have some small suggestion! To: John

Submitted by Jack Hew on January 25, 2007 - 8:13am

I have some small suggestion or request,
1: can you put a "Minimum requirement recommends" on the PAM installation page or on each single portable application, because maybe it will be more user-friendly for us to refer, when example: some users pc only have 128RAM or even lower and the application need higher requirements! Thank you.

2: I'm suggesting the new concept of skin function in PAM, can you make it as "come with basic Red Yellow Blue Green White & Black colour skin", that I thing will be more user-friendly for different flavour of users!

Error Message when running program off PortableApps Menu

Submitted by Trekker on January 20, 2007 - 5:05pm

I've been using the PortableApps Menu system on my new flash drive for a while now, and I must say it works wonderfully (much better than the U3 software that came with it). Anyways, I recently installed Civilization 2 onto my flash drive. I had done this on my old drive(s) and it always ran fine on other computers. I put it on my new drive, and it runs fine when I go into the folders and activate the actual .exe file. However, whenever I try to run it off the PortableApps Menu, I get the following error message:

Error "-8" in module "4" data: 0 0

File open failed: MODULES.DB