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Old 03-13-2008, 07:16 AM
napertivo napertivo is offline
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Issues with Custom Menu in 6.0.1

Maybe someone else has seen this but I didn't get any hits searching. I use a custom menu file that was working is 5.2 but fails in 6.0.1. This is the text from the menu file:

POPUPMENU "&Baltimore"
MENUITEM "&Rtr-01", "SEND", "telnet e2popr01\np1tjm01\n"

When 6.0.1 starts and loads the menu file I get the following error message. (Hundreds of them, one for each menu item.)

Unable to add menu item:
SEND telnet e2pops01\np1tjm01\n"

Notice the alarm only shows the quotes at the end. Also once I click "ok" through all the alarms the menu item still works and successfully performs the telnet when selected.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:58 AM
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tnygren tnygren is offline
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Hi Napertivo,

This is not a known issue so if anyone else is experiencing this issue, please make a post or send us an email.

I have also received your email this morning and responded. Please let me know if you do not receive my message.


Teresa Nygren
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:38 AM
quark-man quark-man is offline
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i didn't even know if SecureCRT supported "Menus" of this kind.
if it did, then i'd be interested to know in how to implement it.
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:09 AM
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Hello quark-man

SecureCRT has the ability to use a custom menu, which you
can specify in the Terminal \ Advanced category of your
Global Options. We include some example menu (.mnu) files
in the "Menus" folder in your installation folder. You'll
probably want to base your custom menu off of the
default.mnu file. You can read more about creating a custom
menu in the Using the Software \ Working With the Window \
Customizing the User Interface category of the SecureCRT

Creating a custom menu can be complicated, so you might
consider using a button bar instead. You can enable the
button bar that appears at the bottom of the SecureCRT
window from the View menu. The button bar allows you to
right click a button to specify a specific action when you
click it.

Does the button bar look like something that will help you?

Thank you

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Old 02-11-2011, 04:39 PM
shrikus shrikus is offline
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I'm experiencing exactly same issue. 6.0.0-6.0.2 thowing error dialog for each custom menu item. It's really annoying.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:51 AM
jjh jjh is offline
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Hello shrikus.

Thre currently isn't a way to pass arguments to scripts in a
custom menu. I can create an entry for you in our feature
request database. Please send e-mail to support@vandyke.com
so that I can include your e-mail address and we can inform
you via e-mail should we add this functionality to

Would using the button bar be more helpful to you?

Thank you

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