The demand for possibility to carry favorite computer programs and to launch them directly from flash drive with no need of installation is very high and is growing constantly. The computer world needs portable apps and applications launcher.
Many of useful applications can operate in portable mode only if several command line parameters are defined.
The process of setting of command line arguments made easy with new feature of CodySafe’s Applications Manager. Now it is even more easy and convenient than a PortableApps routine. See the following example of making Skype portable with new Command-line Options feature.

A well known example of portable applications that require setting of custom command line parameters is Skype. This program can run in a portable mode only if specific string is added to its INI file. When using our Skype Portable Launcher this process is done automatically. But for those who want to manually add Skype to CodySafe menu we offer the following tutorial.

How to add Skype Portable to CodySafe menu

Adding Skype to CodySafe menu made easy.

Download and install Skype to the default folder. There should be three folders available after installation: Phone, Pictures and Wallpaper. Copy Phone\Skype.exe to a folder of your choice on CodySafe drive. Under that folder, create a subfolder called data. Copy Pictures and Wallpaper to the data subfolder.

Open the Applications Manager and select Add Application tab.
Click “Browse” and select the application executable file (Skype.exe).
In Command-line options field write the following string: /datapath:”Data” /removable

Applications Manager - add Skype

Please notice that this string is specific to the Skype portable application. Other applications need their specific command line parameters. Thus for example to run VLC in portable mode the following string is required :
--no-plugins-cache --config=vlcrc
The process of setting of command-line parameters for every other portable application can be found in the application description on the resource you are downloading it from. Now with CodySafe this process becomes simple. Just copy a parameters string and paste it to the Command-line Options field of Applications Manager.

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