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 Post subject: PortableApps Platform
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:30 am 
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[Moderator note: this is the primary PortableApps.com Platform program thread. View database entry]

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PortableApps Platform Menu is at 1.5.2 Released
and at 1.6 beta release

I want to know if the people who put together MOD 34 are ever considering using a newer base edition to mod from??

Could someone else consider MODing the current beta of PortableApps??

I would love a more stable release of MOD 34 which is the only edition of the suite that comes close to PStart in functionality and usability

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 Post subject: Not to sound ungrateful to Mr Haller ...
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:38 am 
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Not to sound ungrateful to Mr Haller who has produced many wonderful things.
Mr Haller's menu was my first and led me to try MOD 34 because it was similar enough to be a replacement until I found PStart.

It looks like the Portable Apps Platform menu will head in the direction that MOD 34 provided

While the developers and the loudest Fans on PortableApps.com will almost be screaming that apps cant be safe without their format their betas sometimes make apps that began as portable non-portable I.E. Stickies.

The attitude of DISCOURAGING the use of some Menu features and hiding them or making them obscure seems at least a little elitist

I easily understand the attitude of not supporting/hosting software with a license you don't agree with but why not support/suggest a launcher that is compatible with the license requirements??

I.E. at least one recent forum posting regarding a refused portable application in the PortableAppsFormat

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 Post subject: Re: PortableApps Platform
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:05 pm 
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So the PortableApps.com Platform entry says it includes a portable desktop background switcher. Is this something from an earlier version? I can't seem to find it.

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 Post subject: Re: PortableApps Platform
PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:11 am 
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To switch wallpaper on launch place a bmp file in Documents\Pictures; label it "portableapps_wallpaper" then launch the portableapps.com platform.

Used with Hide Desktop Icons in advanced options is great.

PortableApps Platform cleans up on exit but if platform crashes or you kill it changes are left for you to fix.

Another PA option from Mr Haller's website http://portableapps.com/node/27820 may be a better option, though there are other wallpaper switchers both in and out of PortableApps format.

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 Post subject: Re: PortableApps Platform
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:23 pm 
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I rewrote the portableapps entry just because I don't think the current one is adequate. Similar to what happened with PeaZip's feature expansion into File Manager territory, I can't really call this just a launcher anymore.

    PortableApps.com Platform is an all-in-one tool for portable software download, management, and update. An included launcher shows nested folders organized automatically by function or favorite status, as well as a cascading app view on right-click of the tray icon. The program's appearance can be customized with transparency and several color, texture, and background options.

    Other tools include a find-as-you-type search functionality, available cloud installation, drive error checker, backup/restore utility, portable fonts, automatic application closing on shutdown, and more. The program can also work with portable software outside of the PortableApps format (see Extract instructions).

    Functional in 64-bit and WINE, includes broad language support, and proxy support.

Suggestions? I want to move the "add other applications" bit down to the extract instructions just because the description is getting too long. It's always hard to summarize the feature-rich tools.

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 Post subject: Re: PortableApps Platform
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Hello again,
I would like to suggest that ASuite be added to the list of alternative apps.

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 Post subject: Re: PortableApps Platform
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:21 pm 
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OK, I added that, but it has to be noted that ASuite is not an alternative (as in "not a platform that allows downloading of pre-packeged portable apps"), but more like a similar portable apps launcher.

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