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2 days ago
Topic:
convert 8GB portableapps.com apps to symenu easy

chef
chef
Posts: 46
sl23 wrote:
It's just such a shame that dev's don't get more involved with the sps system to relieve Gian from this burden!!!


It's not the developers duty resp. responsibility. They've that option and most even don't know of that option. I'm in contact with one of the developers who has several of his freemium products included here. He learned of me that his products were included. He didn't know before.

And as far as I've read, you aren't a developer of any program, nevertheless volunteered to do the integration and update of some packages into SPS. Similar anybody else may volunteer too. That's how I came in too. And with my first few applications integrated, I encounter issues appearing beyond the testing offered within SPS builder depending on feedback by Gian which he is readily willing to provide. The first few integrated applications went fine with no additional issues. After fixing those reported by the tests built into SPS builder, integration into SyMenu did succeed. I've two packages in the pipeline and currently not sufficient time to progress where the built-in tests didn't report an issue but Gian provided feedback of other symptoms preventing integration so far.


I've a fundamental issue with such platforms so far. That's their handling of shared resources. I didn't find a way they address an option to provide shared resources not only for one application but for either a group of applications or the whole platform. So the current practice is to address it for every single application. That's safe, reliable and working with little side-effects at the cost of more needed memory resources (RAM at runtime and permanent storage for the framework).
8 days ago
Topic:
Extending Desktop Shortcuts

Gianluca
Gianluca
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Posts: 921
Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 921
Topic: Extending Desktop Shortcuts
Well I can reply from the SyMenu POW.

When you execute a target like this \SyMenu\SyMenu.exe -run1d09991b-c35b-4a1a-bb03-4aa3fe583e47 you are instructing SyMenu to launch a program with a certain GUID using the SyMenu rules.

What's this GUID?
It's a unique and random code that SyMenu creates when a program is added. This way SyMenu can recognize a certain instance of a program. If, for the same physical program, you have three logical entries in SyMenu, you'll have three different GUIDs.

What are the SyMenu rules?
For example you have a rule when, for a certain logical entry, you redefine the environment variable.
Or you can have a rule that instances a program with a certain command line parameter.
Or you can have a rule that redefines the working dir.
Or a rule that take any combination of the above mentioned rules.

If you use that target, you are launching a program from a command line in the same way you do through the SyMenu context menu, with the same rules, using the same logical entry.

OK now I hope the feature is clearer.

Why the hell is Thunderbird refusing to create a desktop shortcut?

I literally don't know. Are you using the built in SyMenu feature to create it? Because if I try it, it successfully creates the shortcut.
Are you sure that the target (logical) still exists?
8 days ago
Topic:
Add Tweaking.com - Windows Repair

Gianluca
Gianluca
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Posts: 921
Gianluca
Gianluca
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Posts: 921
Topic: Add Tweaking.com - Windows Repair
Don't worry sl23, you helped me so much in the past that is enough for two lives.
8 days ago
Topic:
Very light outer lines in configuration menus

Gianluca
Gianluca
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Posts: 921
Like the old style Windows forms? smile
There is a new version on the way (it's currently in translation) but unfortunately you won't find any theme customization yet.

Maybe in the next one! I'll do my best for it.
8 days ago
Topic:
convert 8GB portableapps.com apps to symenu easy

Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 921
sl23 wrote:
It's just such a shame that dev's don't get more involved with the sps system to relieve Gian from this burden!!!

...and to increase dramatically the number of app in the suite.

There's a big potential in the SPS, it's a system that virtually can index every existing portable program in the Internet.
But for now let's enjoy with our 1318 programs Cool Smoke
9 days ago
Topic:
Extending Desktop Shortcuts

sl23
sl23
Posts: 225
Well, I'm confused. How is it that other portable apps can create a DS such as Waterfox that also uses the paf format, but TB doesn't?
9 days ago
Topic:
Extending Desktop Shortcuts

chef
chef
Posts: 46
No. I disagree. When ThunderBird portable refuses to create a desktop shortcut, then it's no bug. It's a consequence of portable mode.

So if you want a desktop shortcut nevertheless, it's your choice. Windows provides the means of creating desktop shortcuts. And it will be up to you to manage that manually created shortcut.

What concerns your question on desktop shortcut target, you're right that this will use Symenu as launcher. Don't know if that run context implies also using arguments of SyMenu config form though.

Can't tell you about that comment in the shortcuts properties. But I can confirm that it shouldn't be related to ensure the use of arguments.
9 days ago
Topic:
Extending Desktop Shortcuts

sl23
sl23
Posts: 225
The title isn't quite accurate, but first, I'd like to ask if you know why I can't get Thunderbird (TB) to create a Desktop Shortcut (DS)?
I've tried a few others and they work fine, but SyMenu refuses to display one for TB.

I don't actually want the DS, but instead the Target in the shortcut's properties. I have created a DS for Waterfox, then copied it's Target [\SyMenu\SyMenu.exe -run1d09991b-c35b-4a1a-bb03-4aa3fe583e47] into Rainmeter to use as a launcher for my main apps.

I assume that using this Target will use SyMenu to launch the app and use the arguments created within SyMenu config form, is this correct?

I wondered too, what the Comment [34c9dda7-2422-4e34-82d4-812b004b24c1] was for in the shortcut's properties, is this required in order to use the arguments?

I have found that the Target is in fact written to the 'SyMenuItem' config file. So I managed to find the TB Target ID here. But you should be aware this seems to be a bug that I cannot create a DS for TB.
9 days ago
Topic:
Add Tweaking.com - Windows Repair

sl23
sl23
Posts: 225
I cannot thank you enough for your work on SyMenu and the updates Gian. I wish I could get back into helping out, but my time is too limited!
9 days ago
Topic:
Very light outer lines in configuration menus

sl23
sl23
Posts: 225
I would also like to see theme adjustments across all windows, I dislike the white in everything!
Perhaps just an option of dark theme? Not too black though, dark grey background with light grey text would suit me.
9 days ago
Topic:
convert 8GB portableapps.com apps to symenu easy

sl23
sl23
Posts: 225
For me, the auto update is a must. I've spent years manually updating hundreds of portable apps, to the point it's become tiresome!
It's just such a shame that dev's don't get more involved with the sps system to relieve Gian from this burden!!!
9 days ago
Topic:
A silly but easy SPS Builder feature

sl23
sl23
Posts: 225
Have to admit, I often do this too. Great idea and thanks for adding it Gian!

edited by sl23 on 05/10/2019
15 days ago
Topic:
A silly but easy SPS Builder feature

Gianluca
Gianluca
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Posts: 921
Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 921
Topic: A silly but easy SPS Builder feature
Nice idea.

You'll find it in the next SPS Builder version.
17 days ago
Topic:
A silly but easy SPS Builder feature

VVV_Easy_Symenu
VVV_Easy_Symenu
Posts: 148
Hello,

this a request for a silly but easy and usefull SPS Builder feature: Add one little button (maybe after the current of "three points") for open the Test SPS folder directly from SPS Builder.
I know this is not a great feature but I often need see the downloaded SPS test files and I always must go out, open the explorer and search in deep in the navigator tree.

Thank you in avance.

edited by VVV_Easy_Symenu on 28/09/2019
18 days ago
Topic:
Forum PM Spam

Gianluca
Gianluca
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Posts: 921
Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 921
Topic: Forum PM Spam
Yes, all of us have received that message starting from yesterday.

I'm very sorry about this.

I already kicked out the asshole and implemented a captcha code in the private message board because the "nice Natasha" probably used a bot to spam all the users.

So starting from today if a fool wants to spam the community with private messages, he has to solve a captcha for every single post.

At least he'll have to sweat a lot smile

Sorry again to everyone.
18 days ago
Topic:
Forum PM Spam

UksusoFF
UksusoFF
Posts: 7
UksusoFF
UksusoFF
Posts: 7
Topic: Forum PM Spam
Sorry for posting to non related subforum.

Today I got spam message in PM:
You have new personal message(s). To view the updates visit: https://www.ugmfree.it/forum/privateinbox.aspx
Hello,
I'm Natasha, please kindly respond back to me through my email address
(natasharomar225@gmail.com)
Thanks.


From this user: https://www.ugmfree.it/Forum/privateinbox.aspx?UserID=530&lastpage=1
It's very strange because seems like admin manually approve registration. Right?

edited by UksusoFF on 26/09/2019
26 days ago
Topic:
Trouble with second monitor

Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 921
Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 921
Topic: Trouble with second monitor
UksusoFF wrote:
This will be great smile If you need testing please send me beta.

Thanks for you kind offer but I have to find a second monitor to test it with the code.
26 days ago
Topic:
Trouble with second monitor

UksusoFF
UksusoFF
Posts: 7
Gianluca wrote:
My intention is to solve the dual monitor problem instead. This way the choose for the right opening direction is on the program.

This will be great smile If you need testing please send me beta.
26 days ago
Topic:
Trouble with second monitor

Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 921
Gianluca
Gianluca
Administrator
Posts: 921
Topic: Trouble with second monitor
My intention is to solve the dual monitor problem instead. This way the choose for the right opening direction is on the program.
The problem with the CTRL + F1 is probably due to a conflict with another program that uses the same shortcut.
26 days ago
Topic:
Trouble with second monitor

UksusoFF
UksusoFF
Posts: 7
Wow. Ctrl+F1 not works for me. Nothing happen.
Changed to Alt+F1 and now see menu on top left angle. This is not so comfortably but workaround if not often use second monitor.

Thanks. Maybe you add settings for open dropdowns always to left/right side in future version? wink

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