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Re: Fast Access to Installed Packages

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  • Subject: [mg98395] Re: Fast Access to Installed Packages
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 05:51:16 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <grcghg$pk9$> <grhh92$j17$>

dbreiss at wrote:
> The following is a partial answer.  This opens the Documentation
> Center at the page where the add ons are listed:
> FrontEndExecute[
>  FrontEndToken[
>   "OpenHelpLink", {"paclet:guide/InstalledAddOns", Null}]]
> There are also (more obscure and undocumented) commands that add
> entities (and commands) to menus.  I use these to modify the Palettes
> menu in
> It uses the FrontEnd command FrontEnd`AddMenuCommands
As I remember it, the big problem with using AddMenuCommands, was/is 
that if you kill the kernel and re-run the code, there didn't seem to be 
any way to avoid adding the same menu item a second time, etc.

Have you found any way to avoid this problem?

For personal use, I just extend the MENUSETUP.TR file - but that 
technique is not really suitable for software going to other users.

David Bailey

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