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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


Submitted by LukaszW on January 3, 2007 - 3:40pm

Hi, me again. Where I can find the source code for the menu? I can't find it among the downloaded files... Is it distributed under GLP, or just closed like PStart ?