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feature request

Submitted by ARISTOTELES BRA... on June 22, 2021 - 8:16am

Feature request: pop-up tool tip
I have a lot of apps installed in the Platform, and love it. Problem is, that for apps I use rarely, I can't always remember from the cryptic names what they do. It would be helpful to have a pop-up tooltip describing the applications functions briefly when I hover over the app name. Preferably it would be customizable also. Thanks.

Error writing to cloud drive

Submitted by BubbaLovesApps on June 21, 2021 - 10:34am

I installed PA to a cloud drive, pCloud. And a few apps are giving me a similar error message. Most notably the PA platform when I try and close it. A box pops up and says:

Unable to write to P:\Portable Apps\PortableApps\\Data\PortableAppsMenu.ini

This box cascades on my screen, and I am only able to get past it by invoking task manager and ending the PA process.

Another App that gives me a similar message is FileZilla when I try and close it.

I'm on Windows 10 using pCloud.


Locking down my Portable Apps USB stick

Submitted by AnthonyB on June 14, 2021 - 8:36pm

IIRC, when I tried Portable Apps years ago, there was a way to lock down access to what I have on my USB stick so if I lost it and someone plugged it into their computer, they couldn't easily become me, already logged in to a half-dozen websites as stored on the USB stick.

I couldn't find it with the current release, maybe it's not there, maybe I don't recall it correctly.
Do I need to use a password protected / encrypted USB stick? or is the functionality still in the Portable Apps software?

Splashed but not wet

Submitted by BAMaustin on June 14, 2021 - 8:36am

There are lots of threads & a FAQ on disabling the Splash screen. (Thank you for providing that option.)

But the initial launch of our Python free & open-source project has a LOT of housekeeping to do. It compiles & caches all that Python source. Plus, all this 1st launch housekeeping takes significantly longer on an external USB port than internal devices riding that broader bus.

Update failures

Submitted by PortableGood on May 7, 2021 - 1:10am

I just tried updating AndreaMosaic, ClamWin, and Yumi via Platform (PAP). All 3 downloaded. Yumi updated fine. Then I got an error from PAP stating that AndreaMosaic and ClamWin did not download. But I watched them download via a network monitor, so I know they did. I have a hunch the wrong error message is being delivered to users when the hash does not match.

(And why wouldn't the hashes be matching?... did you forget to update them for the new versions?)

I wanted a little while, and repeated the process; then it all worked.


Submitted by Portablist on May 6, 2021 - 11:33am

Since maybe 1-2 weeks after updating (and maybe after I once interrupted an update) and I want to terminate PortableApps it hangs with the message that UpdateService is still running and I have to terminate the program in the Task Manager.
Please advice.