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XMenu

  1. 1. XMENUThank you for using XMenu. This program brings back the old-style Apple Menu toMac OS X and includes also a complete application launcher. By adding one ormore global menus to the right side of the menu bar you can easily access yourpreferred applications, folders (and sub-folders), documents, files and snippets.Furthermore there’s no explicit need for configuration (e.g. creating lots of foldersand aliases or adding items to user-defined setups) — just activate the menusyou like:• Applications (directory ‘/Applications’) No more need to add many applications or the Applications folder to the Dock.• Developer Applications (directory ‘/Developer/Applications’)• Home (directory ‘~/’)• Documents (directory ‘~/Documents’)• User-Defined (directory ‘~/Library/Application Support/XMenu’)If you want to build your own menu (like the ‘real’ old Apple Menu), add files,folders or aliases to ‘~/Library/Application Support/XMenu’ (this folder will becreated after starting XMenu for the first time), e.g. copy the contents of your Fa-vorites folder or aliases of your favorite applications and documents into it.• Snippets (directory ‘~/Library/Application Support/XSnippets/’)Plain and rich text documents, text clippings, Internet locations and other files ofthis menu are inserted into the current application if no modifier key is pressed.All menus and sub-menus update themselves automatically (unlimited number ofhierarchies) just like the good old Apple Menu so it’s not necessary to refreshthem manually or after a certain time interval. In addition, XMenu optionally© 2001—2010 DEVONtechnologies, LLC www.devon-technologies.com
  2. 2. displays small or large icons (using unique or generic icons), sorts menus by kind(folders before or after files) and follows aliases and symbolic links.Note that contrary to many other solutions, this is neither a hack (‘haxie’) nor anunofficial menu extra.SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSMac OS X 10.5 or later.INSTALLATION/UPDATINGCopy XMenu into the Applications folder or wherever you like. Probably you willalso want to add this tool to your startup items to access the menus immediatelyafter booting or logging in (see System Preferences > Accounts > My Account >Startup Items). If you do so, don’t select Hide because otherwise XMenu won’t berecognized as a ‘faceless’ background application by the system and therefore anicon in the Dock could appear.USAGEStart XMenu and activate the desired global menus (by default only the applica-tions menu is activated) and options in the preferences panel (see below). XMenuuses the icons of the target folders and files. So if you dont like then or want toaccelerate XMenu, set the option Icons to None or use generic icons for folders orall items.TIPS & TRICKS• Press the Command modifier key while clicking on an XMenu item in the menu bar or right-click an XMenu menu to access the preferences and about panels, to check for updates, to open the XMenu folder in the Finder, or to quit the application.• Use modifier keys to perform different operations: - none Open file, launch application or insert snippet - control Show item (open parent folder in Finder and select file)© 2001—2010 DEVONtechnologies, LLC www.devon-technologies.com
  3. 3. - shift Show original (open parent folder of original in Finder) If the selected item is not an alias, this is reveals the item. - option Show original and hide current application - command Show info (in Finder)• Selecting a folder (a menu item with a sub-menu) opens the folder in the Finder.• Create sub-folders in your menu folders to minimize menu sizes, time to load (sub-) menus and memory usage.• Move the mouse over the menu titles to get tooltips.• Menu items of applications always use unique icons (ignoring the option ‘Ge- neric Icons’).CREDITSThank you to Eric Peyron for the French and Emilio Perez Egido for the Spanishlocalization.CONTACTDo you want to send us comments, bug reports or feature requests concerningXMenu? Do you have any questions about our products, our technology or ourcompany? Do you work for the press or are you an investor? Please do not hesi-tate and feel free to contact us at any time.© 2001—2010 DEVONtechnologies, LLC www.devon-technologies.com
  4. 4. LICENSE AGREEMENTPLEASE READ THIS LICENSE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SOFT-WARE. BY USING THIS SOFTWARE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUNDBY THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREETO THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE, DELETE THE SOFTWARE OR RETURNTHE SOFTWARE AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION TODEVONTECHNOLOGIES LLC.1. License. The application and other components (sound and graphics) accompa-nying this License, whether on disk, in read only memory, or on any other media(the ‘Software’), and the related documentation are licensed to you byDEVONtechnologies. You own the disk on which the Software is recorded butDEVONtechnologies and/or DEVONtechnologies’ Licensor(s) retain title to theSoftware and related documentation. This License allows you to non-simultaneously use the Software on multiple computers by the same person.2. The Software contains copyrighted material, trade secrets and other proprie-tary material and in order to protect them you may not decompile, reverse engi-neer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-perceivable form.You may not sub-license, modify, rent, lease, or create derivative works basedupon the Software in whole or in part. You may not distribute the Software in anyform, including, but not limited to, electronic information service distribution,bulletin board distribution, and magnetic or optical medium distribution.3. Disclaimer of Warranty on Software. You expressly acknowledge and agree thatuse of the Software is at your sole risk. The Software and related documentationis provided ‘AS IS’ and without warranty of any kind.4. Limitation of Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES INCLUDING NEG-LIGENCE, SHALL DEVONTECHNOLOGIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCI-DENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROMTHE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE OR RELATED DOCU-MENTATION. In no event shall DEVONtechnologies’ total liability to you for alldamages, losses and causes of action (whether in contract, tort (including negli-gence) or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you for the Software.Apple, Carbon, Classic, Cocoa, Colorsync, Darwin, Mac OS X, Quicktime, Quartzand all other registered names are trademarks of their respective owners.© 2001—2010 DEVONtechnologies, LLC www.devon-technologies.com

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