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Submitted by didilalalaport on November 22, 2006 - 2:25am

Just exposing an idea! What if a little like U3 drive the menuapp program would
transfer, not all the apps. but some of the slower ones to run on the usb , to
a temporary folder on the host pc. Of course a single compress archive of a program
folder is what is the fastest to copy back and forth.if we get a custom eject feature
that could trigger the copy back/update to the usb drive and a clean up utility to erease any trace.For my case firefox and thunderbird are the ones I would like to start faster.

And it would be nice to bundle it up with an autorun utility that can be install any


Submitted by Bill N on November 22, 2006 - 1:10am

7-Zip portable does not allow my to unzip the portable apps menu and associated apps. It makes a little hard to use the apps on this website. Any suggestions?

The message says it not a supported archive. DOes make sense to me.


Submitted by computechx on November 21, 2006 - 1:06pm

Let me start by saying that PortableApps Menu is the best looking portable menu I've seen so far. And I've tried dozens.
I do have a few suggestions.
1. Use config or ini files to build the menu instead of scanning for exe's.
You could load the app list from a central config on startup.
Then if the "Refresh App Icons" is pressed, scan for app config files (I notice the app/appinfo/appinfo.ini) and rebuild the central config from them.
If the "Install a New App" button is pressed have it browse for the exe, and build the app config file. (useful for "non_portableapps" apps)

2. Not related to portable apps, but if you have the time, I would like to see PortableApps Menu run from a customizable button rather that the systray. (I've been searching forever for a decent replacement for nu2menu for bartpe) I think the entire Portable Apps Suite would be fantastic for this.


Submitted by BillDrew on November 21, 2006 - 1:04pm

How about some documentation that states that all applications are not installed in the root but in subdirectories under Portableapps?

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Submitted by SHADOW-XIII on November 21, 2006 - 7:51am

erm ... will be there source code ? link given in readme does not work and I cannot find source code
since I would like to make further modifications:
- support for bigger icons
- turning off auto-fade (or setting time limit)
- backuping works a bit faulty if directory is on for exampel C: it backups whole C drive Shock
- some more tweaks maybe ...

Portable Apps Menu - Scaling problem on high resolution desktops

Submitted by Monk on November 20, 2006 - 8:28pm

I've downloaded and "installed" the Portable Apps Suite Basic, to take a look at the new menu app.

When I launch the menu, it doesnt display well. The graphic background is too small and does not reach all the way to the lower right of the menu. It appears that all the elements are invisibily in place. I do no click on the graphic "X" to close, but some invisible spot in the lower righ, where the "X" should be, if the background had scaled correctly.

Here is a screenshot -


I'm not sure where to post
feature ideas, so here is one...

Portable Apps menu help?

Submitted by Nathan Booms on November 20, 2006 - 5:06pm

I decided to install the Portable Apps Menu (base version) and moved my Portable Apps and some other apps that aren't from this site, but are still considered portable. The problem is that some of these have two or more .exe files in their main folder, which means that PAM shows all those .exe files. Any way to get it to only show one?