Mac Menubar Again...

Frank Leahy frank at
Fri Jan 21 11:35:29 EST 2005


To each menubar group I add this function:

on mouseDown
   pass mouseDown
end mouseDown

where UpdateMenus is a handler that updates all the menus in the 
menubar group.

And in each stack I have something similar to this (changing the stack 
name as needed), so that it updates the menus when a command/control 
key is used:

on RawKeyDown
   if the short name of this stack contains "List of Albums" then
     if the commandKey is "down" then
     end if
   end if
   pass RawKeyDown
end RawKeyDown

This seems to work fine on both Mac and Windows (but now that I think 
about it, I wonder if this gets called if you use the keyboard to 
browse a menu on Windows).

-- Frank

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On Jan 21, 2005, at 4:28 PM, use-revolution-request at 

> Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 17:03:57 +1000
> From: Sarah Reichelt <sarahr at>
> Subject: Re: Mac Menubar Again...
> To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at>
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> The Mac menus DO respond to the mouseDown, but they don't know which
> menu has been selected.
> If you have a mouseDown handler in the menubar's group, it will be
> triggered, but you will have to set ALL the menus at that point as you
> have no way of knowing which is going to be displayed. (In Mac's once
> the mouse button is clicked down in a menubar, it can be moved from
> side to side and will display any menus under the pointer.)
> Cheers,
> Sarah

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