Adding Programs to the Right Click Menu

A menu appears when you click mouse button two (the right mouse button if you are right handed). This menu contains many useful options. If this were all that there was to the menu then it would be useful but not as useful as it can be. In fact you can add your own options to these menus to make the menus as useful as you want them to be.

To add your own options to a specific menu, first display the menu and select Settings from within the Open menu or select Properties (depending on which version of OS/2 you are running). You next need to click the Menu tab to switch to the correct page of settings/properties. The content of this page should look something like this:

The Menu Settings/Properties Page

The top section contains one entry for the menu itself (called "Primary Pop Up Menu") and additional entries for each cascading menu within the menu. The bottom section contains one entry for each user defined menu option within the menu selected in the top section.

You can add your own cascading menu onto an existing menu by selecting the menu you want to add it to in the Available Menus box and then clicking on the Create another button next to it.

Create Another Cascading Menu Dialog Box

You can now give the new menu a name and define whether it should always cascade out so that an option can be selected or whether clicking the option itself (instead of the cascade arrow) should run the specified default action.

 

There are two ways to add a program to one of the menus. First select the menu you want to add it to in the Available Menus box then perform one of the following:

Create Another Menu Entry Dialog Box

Note that as well as adding new options you can also amend options you have previously added using the Settings or Properties buttons (depending on which version of OS/2 you are running). You can also delete existing menus and entries using the Delete buttons.

 

This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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