PSMenu: Portable Start Menu for Windows 10/8/7

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  1. But it’s not portable, Ruchi.

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  2. That’s an excellent one, Shiwangi; another decent freeware one is…

    SyMenu
    http://www.ugmfree.it

    …though it required NET framework 2 (though any higher version will do, also). In a way, it’s not really and truly “portable” if it requires that; but since most every Windows machine has it, it’s oddly moot…

    …that is, unless one is booting from the flash drive, and then all bets are off. And so that’s why I don’t use SyMenu, though I like it better than PSMenu, just generally.

    There are still others, though… most of them, however, not as good as either PSMenu or SyMenu. Still, it’s worth hunting them down. Some are very interesting.

    The key with any of them, though, is RELATIVE locations on the flash drive: no use of drive letters to find and launch programs since the drive letter of the flash drive will likely be different on different machines. Both PSMenu and SyMenu will do relative locations, and will ignore the drive letters. If the portable menu app won’t do that, then it’s not worth considering.

    Yes, suites like “Portable Apps” and “Liberkey” (and others) come with their own menuing systems; however, unless you want to launch the “Portable Apps” menu for those apps, and the “Liberkey” menu for those apps, it’s easier to use neither of their menus and, instead, use something like PSMenu or SyMenu. The way I do it is that I make the “Portable Apps” menu a menu item on either PSMenu or SyMenu; same with the Liberkey menu; and any others that are sorta’ forced onto my flash drive whenever I install one of their apps. Fine. They don’t take much room; and by making them menu items on either PSMenu or SyMenu, you can still get at them. Just be careful to use whatever is your real overall menu (be it PSMenu, or SyMenu, or whatever) to close everything and remove the flash drive from the USB port.

    Nice article!

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    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

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