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PortableAppsMenu Error Message

Submitted by olisoft on November 27, 2006 - 7:08am

When trying to launch PortableApps from my falsh disc i get always two error messages:

Window title: PortableApps Menu: PortableAppsMenu.exe - Application Error
Message: The exception unknown exception (oxoeedfade) occured in the application at location 0x7c59bc81

Window title: Application Error
Message: Exception EOSError in module PortableAppsMenu.exe at 0000DA65.
System Error. Code: 87.
The parameter is incorrect.

I've installed the complete package without modifying anything.
I can launch all the applications without problem directly.

Where can be the problem?

White text on white background

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Submitted by The MAZZTer on November 24, 2006 - 8:55pm

PortableApps Menu makes an annoying mistake than I have seen many programs make.

It uses the system color Window Text for the text, and then manually defines white as the background color for the text.

This creates problems when Window Text is defined as white, because then the text is unreadable. The unhelpful tooltip "Click to launch this app" only adds to the aggravation. Since not every one of my apps has an icon I am forced to change my system colors just to use this app.

Standard solutions for this problem in any app are:
1) Change the background to use the system color Window.

List Root Folders

Submitted by Fred Pinto on November 24, 2006 - 1:54pm

How about it?
The menu would scan the root for folders and list them below the standard ones (docs, music, pics...)?

Ok, you have the explore button that kind of makes the above redundant. But still, it would look more personal and dynamic... and be in tune with what the apps section of the menu already does.


I ran a test:

1- add a new app ("whatever.exe") to a new folder in PortableApps
1- refresh the menu which added "whatever.exe" to the list
2- close the menu (really close, cicking the X)
3- rename "whatever.exe" to "whatever.exe_"
4- open the menu

I expected the "whatever.exe" entry to be gone, it wasn't, the line was still there with a generic icon...

Eject Button

Submitted by XPTWEAKERNTN on November 24, 2006 - 9:21am

How hard would it be to put an eject button next to the x on the menu?
that way, you could eject the usb device from there, closing all programs using it and elimate having to click the WINDOWS SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE.

Opportunity to Improve

Submitted by pcupitt on November 23, 2006 - 2:36am

I have downloaded, tested and used the EXCELLENT portable apps suite.
Feedback is that all the PCs I have tried it on have worked very nicely (and all run AVAST antivirus with no issues).
However, the PCs at work do not allow access to install appplications which will not allow the very nicely done menu to operate. All individual apps work ok. If we could somehow make the menu appear on the desktop and NOT "install" then I could be showing off the whole suite to many of my collegues who I am sure would love it.
This one little hiccup being "fixed" could potentially be a huge positive in marketing this App Suite.

Folder Structure

Submitted by computechx on November 22, 2006 - 5:13pm

Its really a very minor issue but...
Could the documents folder be renamed to PortableFiles or My Files or something similiar?
Then the Documents, Videos, Music, etc folders reside inside it?I personally configure my desktop this way its more organized especially once other apps start adding there own folders to the structure.
I could shoot Microsoft for starting this configuration to begin with.
This structure makes more sense..