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4 days ago
Topic:
Modified structure not remembered

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: Modified structure not remembered
The menu structure resets to the last known configuration if a user changes it and then goes back to the structure manager without quitting SyMenu.
So try to change your menu structure, then exit from SyMenu. It should work this way.

Unfortunately it's an old bug I've never fixed on the main SyMenu branch because, for several months, I'm completely dedicated to the next version that is in beta now.
It still has some issues on high resolution monitors but the other parts of the program are now quite ready.

You can find the next version here if you want to test it: https://www.ugmfree.it/forum/messages.aspx?TopicID=840
4 days ago
Topic:
SyMenu interferes with rightclick

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: SyMenu interferes with rightclick
This is really strange.

SyMenu doesn't mess with the Windows context menu because it's a perfectly portable program.


The only way to leave a track on your system, precisely in your %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ folder, is if you decide that SyMenu must be launched at Windows startup.


If you are experiencing a slowdown in your context menu it should be another program responsibility.

Try to disable the SyMenu autoexec on start if you use it, and relaunch SyMenu and you'll see that your context menu will be fast as usual.

And in every case, please report the outcome.
4 days ago
Topic:
Hotkey doesn't always work

Gianluca
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Gianluca
Gianluca
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Topic: Hotkey doesn't always work
Hello and welcome to the community.

It's normal Windows behavior with hotkeys management.
If SyMenu is running with normal privileges and the program in the foreground is running in elevated mode Windows prevents the less privileged program from getting the pressed keys for security purposes.

Is it possible you are executing Thunderbird in admin mode? Otherwise the reason should be different and we have to investigate.

When you have an issue possibly tied with your system like this one, you should mention your Windows version, your .NET Framework version and your SyMenu version to ease the resolution.
4 days ago
Topic:
Modified structure not remembered

teadrinker
teadrinker
Posts: 3
If I make any changes to the 'Structure' those changes will be discarded and SyMenu will revert to default settings the next time I open the Configuration settings.
4 days ago
Topic:
SyMenu interferes with rightclick

teadrinker
teadrinker
Posts: 3
When SyMenu is running, using rightclick in any other program adds a considerable lack to open the context menu.
4 days ago
Topic:
Hotkey doesn't always work

teadrinker
teadrinker
Posts: 3
I'm trying out this program but the hotkey doesn't seem to work all the time. When some other programs are maximized, like for instance Thunderbird, hotkeys don't work, no matter what hotkey is set and regardless of whether that hotkey is used in Thunderbird
6 days ago
Topic:
A new approach to the installation of apps

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: A new approach to the installation of apps
sl23 wrote:
could we have an option to hide columns please. I find it unnecessary to show all, and never use any except Icon, Name, Version, Status and Tickbox. Categories is a constant annoyance due to Tooltips appearing under the cursor and restricting scrolling.


It's done in the beta version I've just released here: https://www.ugmfree.it/forum/messages.aspx?TopicID=840
As I've already told I won't develop anymore on the main brench and the beta one is not still ready because of a bug of the .NET Core (the fix will be released at the end of 2023 and SyMenu will follow).
But in the meanwhile you can test it to see how the new hideable columns work.
11 days ago
Topic:
How to Open Empty folder?

SyMUser
SyMUser
Posts: 2
Perfect! Great utility!!! Thank you!
12 days ago
Topic:
Symenu stored in onedrive

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: Symenu stored in onedrive
Well, my OneDrive root folder is located in D:\ and the only drawback I'm experimenting with this setup is that OneDrive needs to create another folder at the same level called OneDriveTemp (I don't know if the name is a fixed one or if it depends on the name of the real repository folder that, in my case, is exactly OneDrive).


Anyway I suggest you check your OneDrive settings because the resolution is probably simpler than the one you are embarching in.
12 days ago
Topic:
Symenu stored in onedrive

xavi
xavi
Posts: 5
Hello Gianluca,


Unfortunately OneDrive does not allow you to host your folder in C Root, and moving the folder to another path is possible but often doing so stops working correctly.

I've created a batch file that executes a subst command with a virtual drive so I can run the program from a shorter path. Another of the programs that are also affected is Rambox. It would be of great help if you know of any utility that allows you to run a program by creating a non-existent virtual drive. I'm not into programming. So in the meantime I will make a batch for each application that I need. thank you anyway
12 days ago
Topic:
How to Open Empty folder?

Gianluca
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Gianluca
Gianluca
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Topic: How to Open Empty folder?
Welcome to the community!

You have several ways to open an empty folder or, indeed, a folder with a content that is the same thing for SyMenu.

The easiest way is configuring it as a "Link to folder", exactly the way you proceed in your second picture. But you have to remember to check the special checkbox "Show as a link" to allow the opening.

If instead you want to open a not already linked folder the procedure is a little more tricky.
Use the search bar instead of "My Computer" item and search for C:\T

Still nothing? It's because the search bar can work in several modes.

You need the FS mode (FileSystem mode). So when you open the search bar press F3 twice to swith to the FS mode, search for C:\T, and then click on the folder item.
12 days ago
Topic:
How to Open Empty folder?

SyMUser
SyMUser
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How to Open Empty folder?



18 days ago
Topic:
Symenu stored in onedrive

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: Symenu stored in onedrive
Try to check the path depth because some programs can be affected by the anachronistic length limit of 260 chars.
Calibre is one of them.
If this is the problem, you have to shorten your OnlyOffice path, moving OneDrive root path to the drive root and putting SyMenu on the OneDrive root.
18 days ago
Topic:
Symenu stored in onedrive

xavi
xavi
Posts: 5
Hi Gianluca, i tried to run desktopeditors.exe and didn't work. Also the on demand option doesn't affect because symenu folder is selected as a online or always available. I can't remember what other soft i tried that response a little buggy.. i'm sure all came from stored in onedrive folder and his windows internal paths how are related. I have been using symenu for a long time in a normal folder without any issue.


Thanks for your reply
18 days ago
Topic:
Symenu stored in onedrive

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: Symenu stored in onedrive
I don't understand if it's a SyMenu issue or an OnlyOffice one.

If you double click DesktopEditors.exe file (it's the main OnlyOffice executable) does it work? Because if it doesn't work it is a request you have to address to the OnlyOffice authors. Otherwise let's try to solve your problem.

BTW have you checked the OneDrive Files On-Demand option? Because it can be responsible for this issue.
18 days ago
Topic:
Symenu stored in onedrive

xavi
xavi
Posts: 5
Hello! i need to store symenu in my onedrive folder , but some programs,for example onlyoffice did not work or run right. If i store symenu in a non special folder it runs ok. Any idea about?
18 days ago
Topic:
The Process object must have the UseShellExecute..

Glenn
Glenn
Posts: 100
Curiously, an instance of SyMenu running outside of Dropbox can run the "official" Python installed in c:\Program Files.

So it would seem that there is something inside of SyMenu that is causing the difference... or something specific to the SyMenu command line parameters or the Item configuration.

Here is my command line, if it helps: D:\my\dropbox\0-gp\SyMenu\SyMenu.exe -mi -cvsmproj=HON87-new-font "-cvsmhk=\"- Hotkey=\"" -sm
18 days ago
Topic:
The Process object must have the UseShellExecute..

Glenn
Glenn
Posts: 100
So is that message a result of SyMenu catching an exception from .NET and the message being from .NET, or is it one that SyMenu generates because of detecting inconsistencies on its own?

I found this, but I fear it leaves out a lot of environmental detail. I do wonder if somehow the "official installed" Python is somehow configured into the Windows shell with a setting that prevents it from being directly executed by .NET, even though it can be executed successfully from CMD with file redirection, environment passing, etc.
19 days ago
Topic:
The Process object must have the UseShellExecute..

Glenn
Glenn
Posts: 100
Well, no, it is not just that, anyway.... I uninstalled the "official" Python 3.11.1 from my machine, and reinstalled it at c:\Python311, and still get the UseShellExecute error.
19 days ago
Topic:
The Process object must have the UseShellExecute..

Glenn
Glenn
Posts: 100
Found this quote over at stackoverflow.... When the path contains a space or some other special (i.e. accented) characters, CreateProcess (UseShellExecute=false) seems to be using short file names ("DOS" 8.3 notation), ShellExecute (UseShellExecute=true) uses long file names. So when you use UseShellExecute=false, make sure to convert your directory and file names to 8.3 names (google ".net how to get 8.3 filename"). (Not exectly sure what Windows versions and/or file systems do it this way, tested on Windows 7, NTFS.)

Does this mean that no program installed in the standard Windows location of "Program Files*" can be started without UseShellExecute being true? Because of the space in the directory name? Unless, perhaps short names aliases exist? I think short names are an option these days, and I think when I saw the question I said "no short names", but I forget where I saw that, or if that was only on Windows <11.

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