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Known limitationsIn next versions, I want to add some features:
Implement the Explore Documents area.
Buttons to shut-down, hibernate, etc. the system.
An option to enable/disable the automatic update check.
An option to enable/disable the AltGr key (system-wide) shortcut.
An option to enable/disable the dark & transparent graphic theme.
Currently, we can disable the transparency only.
And there are many other improvements in my to-do list (dozens, in fact). :)
Questions & answers
Please read the "Known limitations" chapter first, as it could answer your question.
Click on a question to open its answer.
Where can I download the software ?You can install it from this page.
Why is the Explore Documents area empty ?This area is a project, it's not done yet. AllProgs is a bit experimental until now.
How can I close AllProgs completely ?You have 4 ways to do that:
- On the upper right corner of the window, there is a cross button.
- On the upper left corner of the window, you have a circular icon .
Right-click on it, a context menu will appear and let you close the application.
- Or, you can use the standard shortcut key: Alt+F4.
- Or, you can right-click on the AllProgs' icon on the task bar and use its context menu ("Exit").
Sometimes, when I hit a combination of keys, outside AllProgs, AllProgs' window appear. Why ? How can I avoid that ?The AltGr key, if hit alone, displays the AllProgs' window. That mimics the ordinary Start menu (or Launcher under Windows 10) behaviour with the Windows key.
So If you fail your key combination and hit AltGr alone by mistake, that lets AllProgs appear.
How can I update AllProgs ?The program automatically checks updates on the Internet every 7 days.
But you can manually update it: click on Show options & commands, then on Update the application.
Why does AllProgs try to connect to the Internet ?Every 7 days, it checks updates.
Or you are trying to visit the website.
Can I volunteer in translating AllProgs in my own language ?Please read the documentation on this page.
What is the license of AllProgs ? Is it open source ?AllProgs is free to use but it is not open source.
The license is displayed at installation, and can be found in its installation directory, in this file: Licenses.rtf, or downloaded here.
Can I distribute AllProgs ?Yes, but under some conditions. Read the license for more informations. In short, you cannot modify the software, repack it or pretend you are the author.
If you want to redistribute AllProgs, you can download the installer here.
Windows and my security software say the author of AllProgs is unknown and warn me that installing this software could be a risk. Why ?There is no risk since there is nothing harmful in AllProgs (no spyware, no adware, no malware of any kind).
But since a few years, Microsoft builds its security on software "signature" using "software certificates".
The problem is I currently do not have any software certificate I could use to sign my freeware.
The simple reason is a certificate costs a lot of money, in fact hundreds of € (Euro).
And certificates are paid on a year basis !
That is way too much to pay for a freeware, since I do not expect to earn any money from this software.