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Re: Modifying the Mathematica menus

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  • Subject: [mg14849] Re: [mg14826] Modifying the Mathematica menus
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 02:16:57 -0500
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
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David Bailey wrote:
> I know how to modify the menus in the frontend by altering the
> file and re-loading. However, I wonder if it possible to
> alter the menus on the fly using frontend commands. This would be much
> nicer for package writers (and end users!) because the installation
> files would remain unchanged.
> David Bailey
> Salford Software

You can do the following interactively:

LinkWrite[$ParentLink, ResetMenusPacket[menu]]

where 'menu' is your Menu[] expression (like the one in the .tr file).

Unfortunately, this only works on the Macintosh in 3.0. However, it will
work on all platforms in the next major release.

John Fultz
jfultz at
Front End Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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