Porta'Menu v1.0.4.1

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

Porta'Menu is a small menu launcher that supports relative paths for portable use. You can arrange the menu items in any order, as well as categorize them under different program groups. It has an optional anti-virus/spyware feature to check an EXE against its hash signature for changes and/or tampering before launch.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware (Donations Accepted)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PortaMenu.exe.

7 comments on Porta'Menu  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Homer 2010-08-11 13:20

Thanks 1way. It works well provided that the browser is in Porta'Menu's foder.

1way 2010-08-03 14:34

Sure Homer. For portability I use Browzar for private trackless surfing, put this in your .bat file: browzar http://www.1way.ws If you want to use Internet Explorer use: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://www.1way.ws (I'm using XP, if you use a different OS adjust the path to IE accordingly, the downside is the link then becomes OS dependent.)

Homer 2010-08-03 11:53

That is a good hint 1way. But is there a trick to make it launch a web address?

1way 2010-08-03 04:34

Long time user of this great little launcher. Hint: To make it open a directory on a usb drive... create a batch file with this style command "explorer ..\directory" and use a .bat to .exe program to turn it into a .exe file. Drop it in your menu.

Mark 2007-04-06 07:23

The run as minimized mode is particularly handy; one click and you're good to go. Simple to use and edit. Great piece of work.

D Speed 2006-11-28 00:16

A simple program that does exactly what it is supposed to do - launch the programs that you tell it to launch from the Start > Run button. Up until this program, I was using a launcher that lists every .exe on my flash drive, Porta'Menu displays and launches only the programs that you add to its' menu.

Bill 2006-11-22 07:39

It's minimalist, no clutter, and works well so far. I like that it stays out of the way and that I can drag and drop an application onto the "main" screen and it picks up the info, icon and all. I can then go in and modify things later if I need to.

My three main wish list items upfront (from a usability point of view) would be 1) have a way (menu option) of sorting the categories and the menu items; 2) have an easier way of identifying which items are in what category from the "main" group and being able to switch an item from one group to another without having to open the items property; and 3) be able to drag an item in the menu list to a different location more than one row at a time.

For an older program that was ressurrected, it's got a few other launchers beat for ease of use.

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