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a weird explorer windows after using options in PortableApps file

Submitted by wetabax on August 13, 2021 - 1:24pm

Hi. I use Win 8.1 and when I simply open the Options menu in PortableApps, after closing it always opens a strange explorer window that doesn't have nothing inside, no buttons, no bars, nothing. The only way to close this window is going in the bottom taskbar and closing this windor from there.

Nothing very dangerous, but strange.



Taskbar autohide breaks PortableApps menu

Submitted by dongregg on August 13, 2021 - 10:41am

I have two computers running Windows 10 Pro. Both computers have the taskbar set to auto hide in desktop mode. In the last day or so, the PortableApps menu has started behaving badly on both computers. When i click on the PortableApps icon on the menu, and move the mouse toward the menu, the menu immediately disappears. If I turn off auto hide, the PortableApps menu behaves normally.

As I said, this is new behavior and NOT related to any platform update. I have been using in this configuration for years with no problems.

The UI design

Submitted by hhhnhcr on August 9, 2021 - 9:19am

Hi to the developers,

I love your work. Recently I am using an extra screen for working and I set the external one as the main desktop instead of my NB's built-in one. PortableApps launcher moves after the restoring from the screen's power-saving suspending. I think this is because the 2 screens have different resolutions.

I wonder if it's possible to have a new UI design like Windows 11. The launcher is located at the centre of the screen with a flexible size by the number of apps.

Portable App Directory

Submitted by mywebapps on August 9, 2021 - 6:15am

Good day,
Would it be possible to make a small change to the “Download New Portable Apps” dialog to allow all apps in a Category to be selected, instead of having to select them individually?
Many thanks for considering this.

Can't connect to PortableApps software catalog

Submitted by idj on July 29, 2021 - 4:35am

Hello everyone.
Until yesterday, I were able to download and install new Apps by using Apps->Get more Apps->By category, but now, as I try, I get an error telling:
"Unable to connect to to retrieve portable apps. Please try again later. [ Redirection (303) ]"
Why? Note I'm using Wine with XUbuntu, but this didn't happen until yesterday, indeed.

Thanks in advance for any help.

[Edit]: I get the same error regardless if I choose any other submenu of "Get more Apps".


Submitted by dennisbuono@yah... on July 23, 2021 - 8:59pm


When I plug my 18.0.1 'Win To USB' external hard drive into my 64-bit HP Windows 10 computer I get the following message: "There's a problem with this drive. Please scan this drive now to fix it." If I scan the drive, the 'Win to USB' program no longer functions and must be reloaded onto the external hard drive. I assume the problem is with the 'Win To USB' program (rather than a specific program from Portable, and it occurs with or without an installed third party antivirus program. Can anyone comment on a similar problem and solution?


Java mit portable App startenh

Submitted by on July 1, 2021 - 6:53am


Kann mir bitte jemand den Link zur Webseite posten, wie man das "Ladeskript" ändern muss, um auch portableJava mitzustarten.
Ich hatte diese Seite vor fast einem Jahr gefunden, aber weis jetzt nicht, wie ich sie wieder finde.
Ich hatte mir damals mit cameyo eine portableApp selbst erstellt, muss aber immer noch Java schon vorher auf dem Rechner installiert haben.

Mit Dank im Voraus