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4 days ago
Topic:
New version 6.13.7629 vs 6.12.7517

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: New version 6.13.7629 vs 6.12.7517
Frustrated wrote:
I think what happened was that the upgrade reset the options.

Yes you're right. The notification for updated apps, happens only once a day.

So this is what probably happened:

  • You've been notified of new apps;
  • you enter the SPS Manager;
  • the SPS Manager forces SyMenu to check for a new version and find the new one;
  • you updated SyMenu;
  • the SPS app notification didn't happen again because it was the second attempt during the same day.

Ok then, problem solved!
4 days ago
Topic:
New version 6.13.7629 vs 6.12.7517

Frustrated
Frustrated
Posts: 18
Gianluca wrote:
Nope. It should work as before.

Anyway it could happen the check don't work, both the automatic one and the manual one.
I try to understand if your was a bug or a normal failure.

In the meanwhile please monitor this behavior and report to me if the automatic check never works considering that it should work no more time than once a day.



I think what happened was that the upgrade reset the options so that Updates wasn't checked on the app screen. The result was that I saw all of the apps. Tonight I started Symenu up it said there updates available and clicking on that showed only the updates which I was able to apply/install.
5 days ago
Topic:
New version 6.13.7629 vs 6.12.7517

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: New version 6.13.7629 vs 6.12.7517
Nope. It should work as before.

Anyway it could happen the check don't work, both the automatic one and the manual one.
I try to understand if your was a bug or a normal failure.

In the meanwhile please monitor this behavior and report to me if the automatic check never works considering that it should work no more time than once a day.
5 days ago
Topic:
New version 6.13.7629 vs 6.12.7517

Frustrated
Frustrated
Posts: 18
In the past when I started SyMenu up and clicked on the systray icon it would show Updates Available in the Symenu. I would click on that menu item SyMenu woul d already be set to filter only on new updates so I could simply perform the updates install. The first time I used this new version of Symenu I had to go into the list of apps, change the filter on showing only Updates, and then install those updates. Is that how it will function from now on regarding updates?
6 days ago
Topic:
New version 6.13.7629 vs 6.12.7517

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: New version 6.13.7629 vs 6.12.7517
Wow, you beat me to the punch.The post for the new version was expected for Monday.

Anyway since we are speaking of the new version, the most important new feature is the auto trash for the SPS Manager. Select the Auto trash checkbox and you won't have to worry anymore about "the corpses" SyMenu leave behind.


BTW another small news is that you can now open the SPS definition directly from inside the SPS Manager... well this is for expert only.

For others minor news, please check the version changelog available in the download page https://www.ugmfree.it/SyMenuDownload.aspx#changelog

Enjoy!
8 days ago
Topic:
New version 6.13.7629 vs 6.12.7517

Sir_X
Sir_X
Posts: 28
Dear Gianluca,

Hehehehe....new version?......as yo know it......I'm following you very (very) closely.... therefore.... what does nclude this new verion ?.

As usual, many, many thanks, for your help and patience supporting us bow.


My best wishies for you and your family on these hard days.


Regards,Sir_X
12 days ago
Topic:
Feature Request - Get new apps : Search and instal

lupusbalo
lupusbalo
Posts: 67
+1 for no "select reset" between status choices in the "Manage SPS Apps" panel
Exemple:
- selecting some Apps with "update" status
- try to see if any is 32bit one(to remove) or add another version of same app, changing status from "update" to "All" / or any other status
But previous selection has been reset
So doesn't work

Jean-Louis

edited by lupusbalo on 15/11/2020
13 days ago
Topic:
Feature Request - Get new apps : Search and instal

shajahan
shajahan
Posts: 2
Gianluca wrote:
You are perfectly right, it's a good idea.
I put this request on the TODO list and hopefully, before or after, I find the time to develop.
Thank you for your suggestion.



Thanks for considering my suggestion.


Adding Sort/Filter option for publishers and remaining columns it will help as well.
13 days ago
Topic:
Feature Request - Get new apps : Search and instal

Gianluca
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You are perfectly right, it's a good idea.

I put this request on the TODO list and hopefully, before or after, I find the time to develop.
Thank you for your suggestion.
13 days ago
Topic:
Feature Request - Get new apps : Search and instal

shajahan
shajahan
Posts: 2
Hi SyMenu Team,

If there is a feature to install multiple new apps by searching and installing them together, it will be much convenient. i.e I search an app for installation, select it, then search another select it and finally Apply all. Currently it can't be done because every search resets the selection.

For example: If I want to Install 3 apps, I know the name clearly, say : LibreOffice, OpenShot, Blender. I can search each of them install one, wait for download and installation, click exit button, search another, install, wait and aso on. It is a time consuming activity. If you can just retain the selection even after search it will help so much.

I know we can scroll through alphabetical list, which is cumbersome or hit and miss.
28/09/2020
Topic:
Translation of Control Panel Applets

Marsu
Marsu
Posts: 9
Thanks for your answer,
Useful - but definitely not important. Is not worth any special effort.
28/09/2020
Topic:
Translation of Control Panel Applets

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: Translation of Control Panel Applets
Hi,
Unfortunately not.


I've currently linked more than 50 control panel tools and I don't want to overburd the translators with this bunch of labels too. They already have a lot to manage.

Anyway if a certain number of users ask for it, I can create a parallel way to allow this private translation. But I need to know this will be a really useful feature.
27/09/2020
Topic:
Translation of Control Panel Applets

Marsu
Marsu
Posts: 9
Hi,

Can I translate the Control Panel Applets?



Thank you.
05/09/2020
Topic:
Feature request - Hide unwanted apps

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: Feature request - Hide unwanted apps
Ok, let me be clearer. Beside my opinion on this kind of method, and it's not positive, the real problem is that I'm focused on the search itself not on the customization of the suite view.

If you think about the Play store or the Apple store they both works on searching not on hiding and the two concepts are completely opposite.
Who am I to think I'm smarter than the big ones?
05/09/2020
Topic:
Feature request - Hide unwanted apps

nerdweed
nerdweed
Posts: 5
I didn't ask for automated hiding here. A user would himself mark as not interested

Examples:
Not interested in seeing Q-Dir x86 as already installed x64
Not interested in ZSoft Uninstaller as its not updated since 2010
Not interested in Y for xxx reason

This will all be manual filter.

Again, I don't intend that to go and hide each and every application that I don't plan to install currently, but if there is something obvious that I would never want to install, it would be good to hide it someway.
03/09/2020
Topic:
Feature request - Hide unwanted apps

Gianluca
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Gianluca
Gianluca
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Posts: 1014
Topic: Feature request - Hide unwanted apps
Hi,
I don't think it is a good approach to the problem.
What if the x86 version is the only version available of a certain program?

How do you know that a program has been abandoned?
What you are implying is that a user analyzes every single program in the suite and hide the unwanted program one by one.
It's not a realistic scenario. I don't doubt you would do that but I think you'd be the only one.


But, I agree with the fact that we have too much programs to manage and the filtering tools I'm offering are quite inadequate to this huge number.
IMHO the solution is to change the way a user examine the list.
A better search engine would help.

I should implement the "not" option: "editor -metapad" (search for all the program with the word editor in the name, description, category except for those ones with the metapad word in it).
Another useful option should be the tagged search: "description:editor -name:metapad" (search for all program with editor in description, except for the one called metapad).

And others filters...

But the game changer will be the possibility to save a custom search.

This way you can create various buttons with your preferred filter set.

I won't deceive anyone... it's a huge job and even if it's a top priority one I don't know when I'll be able to build that.
02/09/2020
Topic:
Feature request - Hide unwanted apps

nerdweed
nerdweed
Posts: 5
Hi,

Can you please add a feature to hide some apps which users won't be interested in.


Example - Users would want to hide x86 apps when x64 is installed. Users may want to hide softwares which have been abandoned or simply not interested in.

I would imagine this as an additional column Hide in the Get New Apps window. Users would check it to a hide an app and whenever the window is opened next, it will show only those apps which don't have this tick box checked. There can be a button to Show/Hide hidden apps.

edited by nerdweed on 02/09/2020
31/08/2020
Topic:
3 new Apps

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: 3 new Apps
A fast review.

  • Program name - According with the author web site it should be WuMgr, not Wumgr
  • Publisher web site - In case of a web site that contains more than one software I usually prefer the program page. But the WuMgr page is empty (???) https://xanasoft.com/windows-update-manager/ so in this case is good to maintain https://xanasoft.com/
  • Main exe names - Here we have two issues.
    1) the path is relative so you have to write wumgr.exe without any path, because our executable is contained inside the root folder
    2) the logical name should be meaningful for our users because it will be the name they'll see in SyMenu. In this case WuMgr and not wumgr.exe
  • SPS Program report - Nope. It's your email or web contact form. Our users report here problem with the SPS not with the program

What's next?

You have to test the package pressing Test SPS online or Test SPS Local if you already downloaded the package.
If everything go well, SPS Builder check the package among VirusTotal.com

If this step goes well too you have to press Save in UGM.
Tah dah! Finished.
After that I receive a notification about your new SPS and make a full review. If everything is OK, your SPS will be published.

You don't need to do nothing by hand, SPS Builder does the job for you.
31/08/2020
Topic:
3 new Apps

fsr37
fsr37
Posts: 3
fsr37
fsr37
Posts: 3
Topic: 3 new Apps
Pb was SPS Program Report... this field is for users to contact person who uploaded the file? ... using mailto:report@suitehomepage,com I managed to validate and dl to test folder, what should I do next? i need to unpack, create folder etc

edited by fsr37 on 31/08/2020
31/08/2020
Topic:
3 new Apps

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: 3 new Apps
So your troubles came from the search. Ok. Thank you.


fsr37 wrote:
I think this is OK. You mean by using SPS Builder? I read your posts and tried to save one app but I couldnt validate.

What fields avoid the validation?

I have to write a proper manual for the SPS Builder before or after.... smile

fsr37 wrote:
Yea I know there are other tabbed text editors but I find this one very useful and have been using this since I use Windows. Right now I am W10 1909 and it runs without any problems, they havent updated it in a whyle but they did updated it when it was necessary.

In this case it's not a problem if a program is old but good and above all working on the last systems.

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