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Menu bar from Contextual Menu?
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Apr 15, 2007, 08:39 AM
Looking for an App that allows you to assign a keyboard shortcut (or combine a key modifier with right click) and bring up the Apple Bar menu (File, Edit, View etc.) as a popup context menu (like when you right click on something and you get that popup menu).

I remember coming across this (unless I'm dreaming) but have no idea what it was called or whether it was part of some other program.

Reason I ask is that I use Menufela to hide my Menu bar and I run dual display with the fall off edge at the top where the Apple menu is/was. This makes it difficult to get the Apple menu to popup when I want it to as I only have one or two pixels of precision to make this happen.

I could assign a keyboard shortcut to show/hide the menu but would prefer it to be at my fingertips as I hate having to scroll the mouse around from my second desktop back to the first to get something from the menu.

Say for example I'm in MS Word and I want to insert a table, I want to be able to right click somewhere or press a key sequence (or a combination of both) and get a popup menu with:

File >
Edit >
View >
Insert >
Format >
Font >
Tools >
Table >
Work >
Window >
Help >

Hopefully it's out there, as I know I've done it before with Windows but I'm not 100% sure if I've seen it on the Mac.

Hope it all makes sense
( Last edited by insular; Apr 15, 2007 at 08:42 AM. Reason: better explanation)
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Apr 15, 2007, 09:49 AM
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Apr 15, 2007, 07:21 PM
YES! YES! YES! (that was an orgasmic Yes!)

You bloody legend! Thanks for that. It's EXACTLY what I want and probably the best little application ever!

Cheers man, I will now spread the word so everyone can benefit from the 8th wonder of the Mac world.
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