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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..


Submitted by bjor on November 22, 2006 - 12:12pm

Hi, I'm really glad to see an OSS replacement for pstart, but I can't seem to find the source for PortableApps Menu on the site or on sourceforge. Where can I get it? Also, the url in the readme does not link to a working page.


Looking for a new "layout"

Submitted by jbarr on November 22, 2006 - 11:06am

I, like many, really would like a familiar "desktop" that can be used on any PC from a USB drive, yet I can't seem to find anything that provides this in a simple, elegant way. There are ways to mimic this, but they all seem to be too complex.

One thing that I wish was different is that PStart, PortableApps Menu, and most other "launcher" apps all use the same "menu" layout concept. Has anyone considered providing any alternate layouts? For example, I would like to see a "desktop" style layout. It would include all the great functionality of PStart or PortableApps Menu, but when you launch it, it would display a more familiar "desktop" window that resembles a PC desktop. It would contain folders (similar to PStart "Groups") and icons (similar to PStart "Items"). Heck, it could even have a user-selectable "wallpaper" image, and the "Start" button would display the launcher's menus. Yes, this adds complexity, but it would also provide a very slick "portable desktop" form.

OnStart & OnExit For Software Registration.

Submitted by computechx on November 22, 2006 - 9:49am

This may have been posted here elsewhere but not sure.
But I thought it needed its own topic.
Having a program start automatically is convenient, but not necessary.
With some software, having the registration information is necessary for full functionality.
I use the run on start function in PStart to add registry entries to register my apps.
Then use the run on exit function to clean up my registrations.