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Mutli Monitor Display Problem

Submitted by WORMSS on January 12, 2007 - 1:16am

Main Suggestion

  • Hello, i have my Start Menu on my Left hand Screen [not primary] but PAM opens on my Right Hand Screen, [primary]

    the way the screens are set up are nessisary so changing primary/secondary/tercery order around is not an option

    is it possible in an upcomming version to either

    • have PAM to have an option to decide which screen [if multi monitor is detected] or
    • Default on the screen that has the Start Menu?

    [the 2nd option is probelly the most feasable idea]

include POP3/IMAP email checker?

Submitted by moronoxyd on January 11, 2007 - 11:33pm

A little idea I had just now: What about adding an email checking functionality to the Menu?

Nothing fance, just checking one or more POP3/IMAP accounts in the background every x minutes and giving some optical feedback if new mail arrives (animated trayicon, litte popup).

That would eleminate the need to have my own email program or a separate checker running all the time.

Delete Extra .exe's?

Submitted by garand on January 11, 2007 - 9:31am

I like the format of the portableapps suite but certain apps i install(programming stuff,etc.) Have more than one exe in them. I only want the program exe to show and i would like to rename them without changing the file name. Is this coming soon?


PAM theme customizability?

Submitted by chicken78 on January 10, 2007 - 9:01pm

I'm a big fan of the PAM and appliations, i use them on a daily basis during school and at home. I was wondering if any of you could tell me how to edit the PAM theme from the red, silver and white with the PA ad on the top. Ive already downloaded NSIS as I changed my PFF splash screen (Check it out Here) Id like to change the PAm theme to something similar to what my PFF splash looks like.

Thanks to anyone who can help,

The reign of chicken is upon us!

Portable Apps Menu - Open Office

Submitted by gblinckmann on January 10, 2007 - 5:58am

Would there be any way to have all of Open Office show up as one item? I remember it working this way on U3 drives and I preferred it since I don't usually use Open Office off of the thumbdrive. It's really, really handy to have when you do need it, though!

Oh, by the way, the quality of the PA Menu, the way it works, and the integrated backup made me switch off of U3 to this. Great work!

Just suggestions for the Portable Apps Menu/Suite

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Submitted by Espreon on January 6, 2007 - 10:39pm

Just a boatload of features and other things I suggest to be added/integrated with the Portable Apps Menu.

1. Have a little feature that can restrict files on all the drives (including the thumbdrive that the menu runs off of.) to launch only using the apps in the menu.
(similar in concept to AppSnapper ( the link: )

Also with this feature make it easy for other to write scripts to use the feature with their own Portable apps.

Note: AppSnapper costs some money.

How I can import a *.exe from a other protable programm

Submitted by mikail_the_bard on January 6, 2007 - 2:10pm

How I can import a *.exe from a other portable program, like with pstart?
Because I have also a portable skype , a nonistall version of DeepBurner, an µtorrent (make it portable after I read in internet a instruction) an som other program I like to use.
If there is already a answer for this, sorry I can't find.

regard from Germany

PAM Options

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Submitted by SmithTech on January 6, 2007 - 11:06am

A couple suggestions for future versions of PAM.
The ability to have the Music, Pictures, Videos open a custom program rather than explorer.
Have the TrayIcon "hint" display the drive label and letter.

Not specific to PAM..
How about a "sticky" Topic just for suggestions at the top of each support forum.


PA Backup

Submitted by wsm23 on January 5, 2007 - 4:14pm

Not sure if this is the right forum but it seems to be part of the PAM now so I will post it here.

I just updated my PAM to the newest release. I had trouble because I could not follow directions at first though.

My Drive only had the following files/folders in the root:

  • PAM launcher
  • Documents(PAM Style)
  • Autorun.ini
  • usb.ico

Here's what I did.

I used the PAM and PAB to Backup:

  • Apps
  • Documents
  • Entire Drive