Portable Start Menu v3.5

billon on 6 Apr 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Portable Start Menu is a program launcher that allows you to organize your programs via a simple menu system and launch them through a tray icon. If you are running from an USB memory stick, Portable Start Menu can be configured to automatically close all launched applications when it terminates.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch psmenu.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ASuite, PStart, SyMenu
What's new?
  • Improved:
    • Better compatibility with 32/64bit system when starting certain applications.
  • Fixed:
    • Program icons were not displayed under certain circumstances when scaling was larger than 100%;
    • Entered applications could not be launched on some systems;
    • Ejecting an USB stick could cause the error message "Missing file psmstart.exe".
  • Smaller fixes/improvements.

37 comments on Portable Start Menu  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

starshakur 2017-04-06 16:56

psmstart.exe may be essential to launch 64-bit applications (psmenu.exe doesn't start with either missing), but that doesn't change the fact that psmenu.exe is a 32-bit application.

v3.5

billon 2017-04-06 02:50

@starshakur, @Orca:
because it's work on 64-bit
there are psmstart32.exe for launching 32-bit programs and psmstart.exe - for 64-bit

v3.5

starshakur 2017-04-05 12:36

There's no 64-bit version...

v3.5

Technomancer 2013-11-03 19:02

I've been using this app on 2 or 3 of my PenDrives. It's really user friendly and intuitive. One of the great features is that it ejects my drive(s) easily where other 'disk ejectors' don't manage to.
Excellent.

v3.2

bok4600 2012-03-19 17:02

love this app

V3.2

TP109 2011-12-14 21:03

Great app. Been using this for awhile and I haven't experienced any of the problems indicated here. Very light on resources even with over 250 entries. No problem with drag and drop and the menu disappears normally if no menu item is selected just by clicking outside the interface. True, it can't launch apps with admin rights, but it's not a big issue on Vista with UAC disabled or going to the app folder and launching directly using RAA.

V3.2

Mark Del 2011-03-15 13:37

An excellent program launcher but it has one critical flaw. It doesn't seem to be able to launch an app with admin rights, which is a major flaw in Vista and 7. Unless I missed something?

V3.2

snr-4-me 2010-06-03 02:42

whilst i agree with the 'why do portable apps need an installer' sentiment, there's 2 issues you are mixing up.
1. portable means [supposedly] take this app. to whichever compatible computing device and
2. if that computing device is not managed, you'd probably be able to run that app too.
However, if the computing device is in a managed scenario [like a uni. network or similar], then your software doesn't itself spontaneously bypass nor override security settings put in place by the IT management.

just because you have portable apps. doesnt equate to you being omnipotent on any given managed computing device.

Ted Taylor 2010-03-12 07:32

What downloads is not a ZIP FILE but an application file. This will not allow me to install to a portable drive! Bit of a cock-up, you might think.

Aiadi 2010-03-11 17:50

Shame that the menu does not disappear when the mouse is moved away without clicking on any application (i.e. if you open the menu by clicking the tray icon and then deciding not to start any application due to change of mind and then moving the cursor away). It is otherwise a good one but I think that this handicap will stop me using it....

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