OpenMenu X Rev.2

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Yet Another Contextual Menu System 

Compatible with Snow Leopard

OpenMenu X is a system menu environment that unifies Services Menu, Context Menu, Scripts Menu, application launchers, file system browsers and others. You can freely organize and execute these functions in OpenMenu X. 

You can open documents, applications, AppleScripts, Services Menu Items, and URLs any time you want. OpenMenu also supports the file system browsing. You can browse the file system and open/move files or folders through OpenMenu X menu.


 ❏ Free Upgrade from OpenMenu X Rev.1 to Rev.2

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 Universal Binary / Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or later.

Compatible with Snow Leopard 64-bit mode
Compatible with Lion

 ❏ You can invoke it anytime, anywhere…

Supports 3 types of invoking methods:

  • Contextual Menu  (By clicking the mouse right button) *1
  • Menubar Menu     (By clicking the menubar icon)
  • Own Popup Menu (By tapping  ⌘-key twice) 

You can executes Services menu items of OpenMenu X even on Firefox, MS Word or other applications that are not compatible with Services. 

*1  OpenMenu X can't appear in the context menu on Snow Leopard 64-bit applications and  Lion applications. But even on such environments,  you can invoke OpenMenu X via the popup menu  or the menubar menu.

 ❏ Great Features of OpenMenu X

  • Light and clean. OpenMenu X does not use any hacks or undocumented APIs.
  • Easy to add, arrange, group the menu items with drag and drop.
  • Supports the shortcut key assignment for each menu item.
  • Compatible with Cocoa applications. OpenMenu X can get the context information from both Carbon and Cocoa applications.
  • Can execute services menu items even on the services incompatible applications.
  • Over 80 helpful scripts are included in the product (Script Library).
  • Compatible with the 64-bit System Preferences.
  • Fully localized in  Japanese,  English, and  French.


Adding Applications to OpenMenu X.

If you add often-used tools to OpenMenu, you can open a selected file with the tool you have registered. For example, you can open files with a file tool. Or you can open text files with your favorite editor. Or you can open HTML files with your favorite browser or HTML editor.

Adding AppleScripts to OpenMenu X.

You can also add compiled Applescripts, and perform any of those scripts on selected files or text. You can freely make any script so you could do almost anything you can think of. For example you could: search for selected text using Google, make Finder show a slideshow from files in a selected folder, change the image format of an image file, use an online dictionary to search for words you don't understand, or even use Web Services to translate words from English to Japanese! Over 80 helpful scripts are included in the product.

Adding Services Menu Items to OpenMenu X.

You can register often-used services menu items to OpenMenu X so that you can execute them without a long mouse travel. You can executes Services items of OpenMenu X even on Firefox, MS Word or other applications that are not compatible with Services. 

Adding Documents or URLs.

If you add often-used documents, folders or URLs, then you can open them via the menu with one action.

Adding/Arranging Items with Drag and Drop.

You can add menu items with drag and drop and freely define the hierarchical menus; applications, applescripts, documents, folders, etc can be classified and arranged with drag and drop.

Browsing the File System.

OpenMenu X supports the dynamic file browsing through the menu. You can easily open files/folders that are stored in the deep hierarchical locations.

Moving/Copying Selected Files/Folders.

Selecting files/folders that you want to move in Finder, open OpenMenu X and choose the destination folder with pressing option key. Then the files/folders will be moved to the destination. You can dispatch the scattered files/folder on the desktop to the appropriate folders with this function. With pressing shift + option keys, the files/folders will be copied to the destination.

Browsing Running Applications.

You can browse the running applications through OpenMenu X and switch the current application to the one you choose.

Browsing Recent Items.

You can browse the recent application, document items through OpenMenu X and open them with Finder.

Assigning Shortcut Key for each menu Item.

You can assign a shortcut key (global hot key) for the menu item so that you can execute the function without invoking the contextual menu.

Invoking method for the popup menu is highly customizable.

Other than ⌘-key, you can assign shift-key, option-key, control-key or fn-key as a double tapping key to invoke the popup menu. You can also assign a single tapping shortcut key. When using a multi-button mouse, assign the shortcut key to one of the mouse buttons. Then you can invoke the popup menu with the mouse button.



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