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7 days ago
Topic:
Tooltips balloon display time

Gianluca
Gianluca
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Gianluca
Gianluca
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Topic: Tooltips balloon display time
Since no user has supported your request until now, I won't fully implement the feature.

Anyway since I'm in Santa Claus mood in this period smile, with the next SyMenu version you'll have this workaround:
- run SyMenu 6.08 at least once;

- close SyMenu;

- open the file [SyMenu]\Config\SyMenuConfig.zip and unzip it. You'll get an xml file called SyMenuConfig.xml;
- open the file with a simple text editor;
- search for the string "tooltipItems". You'll find something like <tooltipItems enabled="True" tooltip="Shortcut,Path" duration="5000" />
- change the duration attribute from "5000" to "15000" (it's the value in milliseconds so you can put there whatever you want);
- save the file and repack it in the SyMenuConfig.zip;
- run SyMenu;
- your tooltips will remain open for 15 seconds.


Note:
- always backup your configuration file because is very easy to corrupt it if you don't know what you are doing;
- the workaround will work only with the next SyMenu version (v6.08).
9 days ago
Topic:
Change root destination for every program

atlerman
atlerman
Posts: 5
ahhh nice, i was doing it correctly with pstart, i didnt move this one with my portable apps it was on a different drive… got it. ty
10 days ago
Topic:
Change root destination for every program

Gianluca
Gianluca
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Gianluca
Gianluca
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Posts: 844
Topic: Change root destination for every program
Maybe you are not using SyMenu for your portable? smile
10 days ago
Topic:
Change root destination for every program

Gianluca
Gianluca
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Gianluca
Gianluca
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Posts: 844
Topic: Change root destination for every program
It's not possible because SyMenu doesn't work this way. I can't understand why your items have an absolute path BTW.

SyMenu works always with relative paths so for example this is a typical path:
.\ProgramFiles\SPSSuite\SyMenuSuite\CCS64_sps\CCS64.exe
while this is a wrong one:
H:\SyMenu\ProgramFiles\SPSSuite\SyMenuSuite\CCS64_sps\CCS64.exe


And this is exactly the reason for which when a SyMenu user moves its SyMenu installation and all the programs under its control, from a folder to another or from a unit to another, he needs to do nothing to make it works.
When I attach my pen drive in a new PC I don't need to care about the unit letter the PC gives to my unit. SyMenu works the same.
This is portability!



Why do your programs have absolute paths?
10 days ago
Topic:
Change root destination for every program

atlerman
atlerman
Posts: 5
Hello i have to build a script that will change the root of every program's shortcuts (hundreds) in one click, i would like to get basic help on where to start. The script will search every entry that contains example D:\ and replace for P:\ so when i switch pc i can quickly change root of portables on the usb key or static drive letter for that pc. If it is possible to implement an option in program that do it; it would be awesome
12 days ago
Topic:
Symenu slow on even a 6 core 32 gb machine & ssd!

Gianluca
Gianluca
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Posts: 844
Yes I'm the SyMenu developer and I strongly appreciate every suggestion coming from users. Well this project is mainly fueled by the users suggestions.

Why isn't this option the default one?
Because your scenario is not so common.

Commonly the users do a cherry picking selection instead of grabbing all the programs at once and, if I make a precise selection, it is annoying to have folder categories automatically created from nothing.

Plus the most common scenario is that a user wants to decide by himself the program categorization. I know users that spend literally years perfecting their configuration.

Anyway your experience with this problem is not unique so I have to think some sort of cure.
What do you think about a message that alerts the user that it is not recommended to install more than x programs (20? 30?) on the SyMenu root?

Just before the installation I can easily check how many programs already are in the root folder and how many the user is trying to install, plus the currently selected option. If the option is "install them all on the root" the alert pops up and the user can choose to move on or to modify his selection.

BTW if you want to help, be my guest. Please contact me in private and let's see what we can do.
12 days ago
Topic:
Symenu slow on even a 6 core 32 gb machine & ssd!

user2018
user2018
Posts: 4
I want to confirm that your solution worked like a charm! Symenu is now lightning fast and enjoyable to use. The fact that it puts them in categories helps immensely with discovering all the treasure apps! I dont know if you are the developer or you can let the developer know, but I think this should be the default "out of the box" way that symenu puts the programs in... or at least make the options far clearer with simple explanations. The help documentation is great but as a busy person, I dont have much time to find the help pages and start reading about it. So if some effort is made for it to be intuitive or default option that would be great. On my side, if there is anything i can do to help you guys with the program, even if it means making a few graphics to explain the options let me know.

I want to congratulate you for doing this program... i can only imagine what an immense undertaking it is to track down all these free apps and organizing them and keep the links for the downloads correct ... wow.... !

thank you all for doing this for us!

Gianluca wrote:
Yes there is.

The problem with your configuration is that SyMenu needs to have all the entries in memory at once. Useless and very heavy.

The right way to manage tons of programs is to create some containers inside the menu and distribute the program items all along them. At that point SyMenu will be able to load only the root elements leaving the subfolders loading for a moment when you really need them. Moreover SyMenu will be able to release the unused memory and it'll become a flash. Granted!


Since you want to have them all, I consider you an expert user, so please, before installing everything RTFM!!! as a power user should always do. And read especially this point: https://www.ugmfree.it/SyMenuManual.aspx#SPSItemLocators

My advise is: delete everything, click the right configuration button (probably the second one: "Position the new installed programs inside some folders named according to their own category") and download them all again. You'll have a menu automatically configured with subcontainer named as the program categories. Then you can rearrange them as you like but you won't be blocked!

And, BTW, when you configured correctly your menu, test it again on you old laptop i5: it'll be a flash all the same wink
13 days ago
Topic:
Symenu slow on even a 6 core 32 gb machine & ssd!

user2018
user2018
Posts: 4
Im downloading all of them again.. and then i was thinking that perhaps this menu into categories should be the default one when you first download it. Like the portableapps.com one does

Im sure many have made the same mistake as I.

just an aftethought.

user2018 wrote:
Thank you Sir.. we learn something every day. I do like this tool collection so now I am following your clear and simple instructions. I greatly appreciate your tip!

Gianluca wrote:
Yes there is.

The problem with your configuration is that SyMenu needs to have all the entries in memory at once. Useless and very heavy.

The right way to manage tons of programs is to create some containers inside the menu and distribute the program items all along them. At that point SyMenu will be able to load only the root elements leaving the subfolders loading for a moment when you really need them. Moreover SyMenu will be able to release the unused memory and it'll become a flash. Granted!


Since you want to have them all, I consider you an expert user, so please, before installing everything RTFM!!! as a power user should always do. And read especially this point: https://www.ugmfree.it/SyMenuManual.aspx#SPSItemLocators

My advise is: delete everything, click the right configuration button (probably the second one: "Position the new installed programs inside some folders named according to their own category") and download them all again. You'll have a menu automatically configured with subcontainer named as the program categories. Then you can rearrange them as you like but you won't be blocked!

And, BTW, when you configured correctly your menu, test it again on you old laptop i5: it'll be a flash all the same wink
13 days ago
Topic:
Symenu slow on even a 6 core 32 gb machine & ssd!

user2018
user2018
Posts: 4
Thank you Sir.. we learn something every day. I do like this tool collection so now I am following your clear and simple instructions. I greatly appreciate your tip!

Gianluca wrote:
Yes there is.

The problem with your configuration is that SyMenu needs to have all the entries in memory at once. Useless and very heavy.

The right way to manage tons of programs is to create some containers inside the menu and distribute the program items all along them. At that point SyMenu will be able to load only the root elements leaving the subfolders loading for a moment when you really need them. Moreover SyMenu will be able to release the unused memory and it'll become a flash. Granted!


Since you want to have them all, I consider you an expert user, so please, before installing everything RTFM!!! as a power user should always do. And read especially this point: https://www.ugmfree.it/SyMenuManual.aspx#SPSItemLocators

My advise is: delete everything, click the right configuration button (probably the second one: "Position the new installed programs inside some folders named according to their own category") and download them all again. You'll have a menu automatically configured with subcontainer named as the program categories. Then you can rearrange them as you like but you won't be blocked!

And, BTW, when you configured correctly your menu, test it again on you old laptop i5: it'll be a flash all the same wink
13 days ago
Topic:
Symenu slow on even a 6 core 32 gb machine & ssd!

Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 844
Yes there is.

The problem with your configuration is that SyMenu needs to have all the entries in memory at once. Useless and very heavy.

The right way to manage tons of programs is to create some containers inside the menu and distribute the program items all along them. At that point SyMenu will be able to load only the root elements leaving the subfolders loading for a moment when you really need them. Moreover SyMenu will be able to release the unused memory and it'll become a flash. Granted!


Since you want to have them all, I consider you an expert user, so please, before installing everything RTFM!!! as a power user should always do. And read especially this point: https://www.ugmfree.it/SyMenuManual.aspx#SPSItemLocators

My advise is: delete everything, click the right configuration button (probably the second one: "Position the new installed programs inside some folders named according to their own category") and download them all again. You'll have a menu automatically configured with subcontainer named as the program categories. Then you can rearrange them as you like but you won't be blocked!

And, BTW, when you configured correctly your menu, test it again on you old laptop i5: it'll be a flash all the same wink
13 days ago
Topic:
Symenu slow on even a 6 core 32 gb machine & ssd!

user2018
user2018
Posts: 4
well i was thinking that on my older laptop that had i5 and 8 gb of ram... my computer was too slow to handle this program..
So now I tested it on my new Omen gaming laptop with nvme ssd and 32 gigs of ram and ... it takes a huge amount of time to load...
I can load 3 virtual machines with windows 10 faster than this one little program... lol its silly
so i discovered that symenu only uses one core of my 6 cores...

so it takes its good old time to load.. and indeed it loads on this new laptop.. but then the menus are huge and you have to go up and down
and there is no scrollbar.

i realize that most people only select a few of the portable apps, but I WANT THEM ALL.
i mean with such a powerhorse of a machine cant i have them all so i can test them?

perhaps there is a work around I am not aware of. If so, please enlighten me

22 days ago
Topic:
Question: Batch Import

Gb4u
Gb4u
Posts: 11
Gb4u
Gb4u
Posts: 11
Topic: Question: Batch Import
Thanks :-) I was to stupid to understand the manual.
22 days ago
Topic:
Question: Batch Import

Gianluca
Gianluca
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Posts: 844
Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 844
Topic: Question: Batch Import
Configuration form - Menu Item Manager - Entry Batch import

https://www.ugmfree.it/SyMenuManual.aspx#Item_Manager_menu_batch_import
22 days ago
Topic:
Question: Batch Import

Gb4u
Gb4u
Posts: 11
Gb4u
Gb4u
Posts: 11
Topic: Question: Batch Import
Hi,
I'm embarrassed to ask the question, but where can I find the batch import?
I can't find a menu entry, button or so. You know, that I am wearing tomatoes on my eyes :-)


Gb4u
22 days ago
Topic:
Wrong Icons after adding apps

Gb4u
Gb4u
Posts: 11
Okay I will try your workaround :-)

Example:
The CCleaner has the folder Icon of Audio, the Internet Folder has the LazPaint icon. The symbol path are okay. It's just a temporary display error.




I only noticed one thing. If I have added many programs (via drag'n'drop), the configuration page or adding apps will be very slow. As soon as I restart Symenu, the speed is great again.


Thank you for your great work :-)
Grazie
22 days ago
Topic:
Feature Request: Display Location

Gb4u
Gb4u
Posts: 11
OMG. I have tomatoes on my eyes :-) I never seen the search field before ...
I don't say that I want to have the function, because of Librekey :-) I said only, that I have experience with the Librekey function :-)


Ok the search field ist enough for me :-)



Thanks for your help
22 days ago
Topic:
Wrong Icons after adding apps

Gianluca
Gianluca
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Posts: 844
Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 844
Topic: Wrong Icons after adding apps
Can you explain better what a wrong icon is?
Is it a strikethrough icon (an icon with a red cross on it)?

If this is the case, I know, thank you. It's a bug born when I introduced the red cross on icon for lost programs.
Anyway when you got this situation the workaround is easy.
- add one or more programs. A lot of new red crossed icons appear;
- press Save button and Reset button. This way you force SyMenu to refresh the situation and it becomes aware of the new programs existence, so it removes the red cross.

It's a simple workaround but I know that it's a bug I have to solve. Anyway it has a very low priority so I don't know when I succeed.
22 days ago
Topic:
Feature Request: Display Location

Gianluca
Gianluca
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Gianluca
Gianluca
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Posts: 844
Topic: Feature Request: Display Location
Let's start with some assertions
1) SyMenu can add apps in several ways.
You can add an app dragging onto the floating icon.
You can add one or more apps from the "Get new apps". They are suites' apps.
You can add an app from the configuration form in several way (drag from file system, add from form menu).

2) Liberkey is not SyMenu, SyMenu is not Liberkey. If you ask a feature never tell me "I want that because it's in the other menu".
SyMenu is growing following its own way that is a way of consistency! So instead please ask "I want that feature because is organic with the SyMenu philosophy and structure", you have more chance wink



I don't understand you clearly so I can only imagine what your problem is.
With your first question you asked me to be able to locate an app logical position (position inside the SyMenu tree) from the context menu search bar. IMHO is a senseless request because the context menu is built to execute apps, not to manage them.
On the other hand the configuration form is built to add, manage, remove apps, so it's correct that inside this form you can have a tool to locate an app logical position. And, guess what, you already have it. Enter the configuration form and press CRTL+S, start to write an app name and it'll appear while you type. Click on it and the treeview will open on that app.

Now, can you explain me better what your use case is? I mean, make an example of what you are not able to do, because I don't understand where the real problem is.
23 days ago
Topic:
Wrong Icons after adding apps

Gb4u
Gb4u
Posts: 11
Hi,

after I add apps to the menu (I think 20 or more) in the configuration symenu shows there wrong icons (new and old apps, foldericons,etc).Not in Sysmenu! I have to save the config, close config and shutdown symenu. After restart sysmenu I can add the next apps without problems.

Gb4u
23 days ago
Topic:
Feature Request: Display Location

Gb4u
Gb4u
Posts: 11
Hi,
I am adding some programs to menu. At the moment I have over 2000 ;-)

What are you meaning with your tip? I tried and nothing and nothing happens. Only if the configuration page is closed and I go

on Configure element it jumpts in the configuration. It whould be easier to add apps if I don't have to close the config every time :-)


The location feature is in the librekey suite and I love it.

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