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Re: How add a menu item with a menu key using an init.m

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  • Subject: [mg125169] Re: How add a menu item with a menu key using an init.m
  • From: Chris Degnen <degnen at cwgsy.net>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 01:58:51 -0500 (EST)
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Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>
> Here's what I put there:
>
>    FrontEnd`AddMenuCommands["Input from Above",
>       {Delimiter,Item["Options &Explorer",
>        KernelExecute[ToExpression["OptionsExplorer[]"]],
>        MenuKey["o",Modifiers->{Control,Command}],
>        MenuEvaluator->Automatic]}];
>
> But nothing happens after a restart of Mathematica with clean cache.
> What's wrong? Did I err in indicating the Insert menu's entry "Item from
> Above" referenced there? Or something else.

There are two problems: the front end token for the Insert
menu position would be "DuplicatePreviousOutput", and, more
problematically, AddMenuCommands can only add simple
front end tokens like "OptionsDialog" (as demonstrated by
Andy Ross).

FrontEndExecute[AddMenuCommands["DuplicatePreviousOutput",
   {Delimiter, MenuItem["Options &Explorer", "OptionsDialog",
     MenuKey["O", Modifiers -> {"Control", "Shift"}]]}]];



On Feb 21, 11:17 am, Murray Eisenberg <mur... at math.umass.edu> wrote:
> I want to add an item to the Insert menu that executes a particular
> kernel command and is activated by a particular shortcut key. And I want
> to do this _without_ modifying and of the .tr files in
> $InstallationDirectory/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/TextResources but only by
> modifying files in the $UserBaseDirectory tree. (So that such changes
> will be preserved across version updates.)
>
> I know that in principle one can do this by creating (or editing an
> existing) file:
>
>    Autoload`PacletManagerConfiguration``FrontEnd``init.m
>
> Here's what I put there:
>
>    FrontEnd`AddMenuCommands["Input from Above",
>       {Delimiter,Item["Options &Explorer",
>        KernelExecute[ToExpression["OptionsExplorer[]"]],
>        MenuKey["o",Modifiers->{Control,Command}],
>        MenuEvaluator->Automatic]}];
>
> But nothing happens after a restart of Mathematica with clean cache.
>
> What's wrong? Did I err in indicating the Insert menu's entry "Item from
> Above" referenced there? Or something else.
>
> Note that the corresponding modification, instead, to MenuSetup.tr would be:
>
>    Item["Options &Explorer",
>       KernelExecute[ToExpression["OptionsExplorer[]"]],
>       MenuKey["o", Modifiers->{Control,Command}],
>       MenuEvaluator->Automatic]
>
> (This is specifically to invoke Yuri Kandrashkin's OptionsExplorer
> package. But of course my question has more general applicability.)
>
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