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Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« on: September 16, 2005, 12:56:25 PM »
Having just started to use MMM+ I was intrigued to find PerfectMenu (http://www.pitrinec.com/pmeindex.htm).

I haven't tried it yet but at $19.95 it looks promising as an idea - unless Mouser can come up with a DonationCoder alternative ;)

A couple of years ago I purchased the MacroWorks from this website and it is really very good - but I can't honestly say I have exploited it fully by any means. The Advanced Scripting Edition looks well designed too (VBA compatible scripting).

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Re: Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2005, 01:52:45 PM »
that's really quite interesting.. i'm adding it to the help file for ContextMenu Commander, the new donationcoder.com app that will be out soon which will allow you to customize context menus.

ContextMenu Commander is still in development and probably wont be out before 4 weeks or so (i'm working with another person who is doing most of the work so far); so whether you want to wait or not is hard to advise :)

but please people keep posting links to these kinds of apps so we can learn from them and include them in the list of related apps. i hope that ContextMenu Commander will be something special.

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Re: Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2005, 02:06:29 PM »
i used to use 'PerfectMenu' many moons ago - at the time i thought it was an essential bit of kit.

then i just must have somehow got out of the habit of using it - maybe there was some annoying thing about it.

the concept is a great idea though - er, i think.

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Re: Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2005, 11:19:19 PM »
Clever indeed, and their Perfect Keyboard app resembles HotKeyz almost exactly.

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Re: Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2005, 02:53:54 AM »
Interesting PerfectMenu and MMM+ work fine together - an interesting combo ...
« Last Edit: September 17, 2005, 02:59:11 AM by CarolHaynes »

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Re: Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2005, 10:32:37 PM »
CarolHaynes, thank you for clueing us in about Mmm+. What a useful application. This is definitely going into my must have tool box and will be one of the first applications installed after fresh OS installs.

Thanks again!  :)
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Re: Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2005, 02:12:36 AM »
Hi all,

Thanks to Carol for mentioning MMM free. I'm going to check it out soon.

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Re: Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2005, 02:26:37 AM »
You're welcome.

Trouble with MMM (Free) is you get hooked - but then MMM+ is only $9 and adds a lot.

I have to say PerfectMenu is a really interesting tool - not exactly simple to use but allows you to do all sorts of things ...

You can add extra buttons around every right click menu (see image above) and these have standard tasks available but are fully customizable to whatever you want. (Including recorded and VBA compatible Macros if you use MacroWorks by the same author). If you don't like the look of these added menu bars they are totally customizable or can be ommitted. There is even a currently active Tasks bar which can be added (like pressing ALT TAB to cycle applications but permanently visible with a single mouse click)

You can REPLACE any right click menu for any application

You can add right click menus (customized to whatever you want) to any app (and restrict them to appear only over the title bar or when CTRL or ALT etc. are pressed).

It is going to take a while to really get to the depths of this app - but it really does give control over what you see in your menus!

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Re: Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2005, 08:59:39 PM »
Hi Carol,

I am new around here and I am so glad I run into your post about PerfectMenu; I have wanted for a while to have a program like that.
Now I am waiting to see what Contextmenu Commander is like ;-)

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Re: Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2005, 05:01:13 AM »
You are welcome.  A new version of PerfectMenu has just been release (3.5). I can't see any obvious changes from 3.0.1 but there do seem to be few bugs that weren't in the earlier version (right clicking on files in Explorer e.g. brings up the usual context window OK but the PerfectMenu addons for some reason only appear on alterate menus ??? Strange bug).

There is onle bug that has survived through both versions which is to do with generating keystrokes. In theory you should be able to use sequences like <alt><numpad0><numpad2><numpad3><numpad3><alt> to generate accented characters but it doesn't work. I have reported the problem and  got pretty quick feedback acknowledging the problem and promising a fix in the next release. (In the mean time you can use Paste Text to work around this).

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Re: Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2005, 02:18:54 PM »
I use StrokeIt with MmmPlus. I checked out PerfectMenu, I think StrokeIt can do more.

http://www.tcbmi.com/strokeit/forum/

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Re: Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2005, 02:37:44 PM »
Just had a look at StrokeIt - but it doesn't really do the same thing as PerfectMenu.

Whilst StrokeIt is Donation ware (very laudable) it seems to need separate plugins for every application, and then allows you to customise Mouse Gestures.

This is probably very useful, but PerfectMenu allows all context menus in any application (even those that don't have context menus) to be modified or replaced or new context menus added which can perform virtually any action, and linked with MacroWorks or similar run any Macro too.

They both allow actions to be run from applications but they have a very different approach (and purpose as far as I  can see).

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Re: Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2005, 06:49:11 PM »
Hmmm.. interesting. I got ShexView to handle my context menus but it's very confusing... listing TONS of things and I'm not sure what to do with it. I was looking for a tool that would allow me to customize my context menus... which one to go with... PerfectMenu or MMM... hmmmm.

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Re: Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2005, 06:57:22 AM »
I use both - just use the free version of MMM

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Re: Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2005, 02:21:08 PM »
I can do almost everything PerfectMenu does in strokeit, except for the menu bar showing the active programs. And strokeit takes less than 500K in memory, not to mention mouse gestures are cooler.


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Re: Perfect Menu - customise any right click menu in any app ...
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2005, 09:34:10 PM »
Hi all,
I have been looking for alternatives to PerfectMenu and have found a couple of applications that open up a configurable launch menu with a mouse click combo:

1- freeware RunIt which opens a launch menu by right clicking at a selected edge or by shift+right click :
http://www.magister-lex.at/RUNit/
(the stable 2.01 version works better than the 2.1 beta on my pc)

2- shareware MouseLaunch which opens a box with 8 icon slots (drag&drop) with a Left/Right Click combo:
http://www.uinterface.com/mouselaunch
(I found the left/right click combo interferes with StrokeIt though)



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