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Can I get some recommendations as per what plugins are out there for menu creation (or control) I would like to create a custom business solution. creative and functional menu system is what i'm looking for. thank you in advance.

Version: v5.x

Platform: Windows XP

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I use Dacons MenuControl. I love it, but it has two minor shortcomings: It can't directly handle value lists and it doesn't seem to allow me to restore the tool bars when I switch to the default FM menu bar. Its very to use with its MenuComposer tool. Nevertheless, you can easily make a menu bar that looks nothing like FM. Carefully evaluate what features you want, since Secure FM and MenuControl are totally incompatibile.

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Steve,

Not to be ignorant... but how do you mean "restore" the toolbars when you switch to the default FM menu bar. I am not familiar with the plug in (too much) and thank you for pointing out the limitations (this is very helpful!)

Cheers!

Version: v5.x

Platform: Windows XP

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I turn the FM Toolbars (Standard, Text Formatting, Arrange, etc.) off when I turn my own menus on. The bug is that at least on Windows XP you can't turn the toolbars back on. They are on the View Menu -> Toolbars, but I can't make them visible. You can reference anything you need from the default FM Menus. It is a bit of a pain, but not terrible. I just downloaded the latest version, which may fix the problem. Even with this, it will completely change what your app looks like. Altho I haven't used Secure FM in awhile, I remember that it takes stuff off the FM Menu Bar and the context menu (on Windows).

The plugin is definitely worth the money. While I simulated my own menus in a kiosk, I think you are better off with a runtime using MenuControl (which won't work in a kiosk by the way).

Steve

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