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Menu

Updated Jul 19, 2003 by Jiri Krivanek


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cjorli
Comment #1 Thursday, April 17, 2003 7:23 PM
"Invalid usage. Specify the menu section name as the first command line parameter"

This may be a dumb question, but what is the menu section name and where is the first command line parameter?
hashonboat
Comment #2 Saturday, April 19, 2003 8:29 PM
I figured out how this works and it is awesome. Very customizable, very ingenious! a new idea to play with. Great Job!
TheSwede1970
Comment #3 Saturday, April 19, 2003 10:54 PM
How about putting up detailed instructions on how to set it up?

200 attempts and still no go...

Complicated items needs instructions.
Jiri Krivanek
Comment #4 Tuesday, April 22, 2003 6:27 AM
Gents,

sorry for the delay, I was on holliday for a couple of days.

I will soon post the update fixing some bugs you reported and improving the graphical performace on weaker PCs.

Please note that I am not going to implement any GUIs for editing the INI file. The reason is simple: I am pretty sure that Stardock will soon include the KkMenu functionality directly into the ObjectDock. More they will probably make it much more complex. Thus the further development is an awful waste of time.

The less IT users simply have to ask someone for a help or wait for Stardock to write the menus support.

Also to write the instructions would eat me much more time than to write the entire KkMenu application (please note that it is so simple that I spent no more than 5 hours with the development - excluding the graphics work as I was learning the Photoshop - you can see that my graphics is not prefect).

Thank you for all you loopback.

Kk.
Gilles BRENNER
Comment #5 Thursday, April 24, 2003 4:53 AM
Hope this will help:

Step 1: Create a new shortcut in ObjectDock

Step 2: Edit the new shortcut (Right Click)

Step 3: Set the link to KkMenu.exe (ex: C:\Program Files\Menu\KkMenu.exe)

Step 4: Type "MS Office" on the argument line with quotation marks

Step 5: You can modify several things by editing the KkMenu.ini file with NotePad.
For example, if you want to replace the original icon of your program, paste your own icon in the KkMenu directory and change its name in KkMenu.ini (ex: Word = "I", "MyIcon.png", "C:\Program Files...). Do not forget to specify the right extension (.ico or .png).

Step 6: If the program you try to launch does not work, see if its filepath in KkMenu.ini is correct or check if the quotation marks (,"") are at the end of each line


If you want to create a new menu, it is quite simple

Step 1: Open KkMenu.ini and create a new directory (with the name [Games], for example)

Step 2 : Type the shortcut commands and respect the right syntax: MyGame = "I","MyGame.ico","c:\Program Files\MyGame\MyGame.exe",""

Step 3: Make a new shortcut in ObjectDock and edit the items. Title: Games / Link: C:\Program Files\Menu\KkMenu.exe (for example) / Arguments: "Games" with the quotation marks

That's it !

NB: Everytime you reboot Windows and you try to launch KkMenu, it says "Could not load image Kk Menu Aqua.png"
Here is the solution: Make a right click, select "Browse", go to KkMenu.exe, select "Open" and "OK".
Jiri Krivanek
Comment #6 Thursday, April 24, 2003 6:12 AM
"
NB: Everytime you reboot Windows and you try to launch KkMenu, it says "Could not load image Kk Menu Aqua.png"
Here is the solution: Make a right click, select "Browse", go to KkMenu.exe, select "Open" and "OK".
"

Did you try to download the update (1.10)? I thought I fixed this bug.

Kk.
Jiri Krivanek
Comment #7 Monday, April 28, 2003 1:20 AM
To have multiple menus simply create a multiple sections in the kkmenu.ini file, like:

[My Games]
......

[Powering]
......

etc.

As an argument of the object dock shortcut specify the double quoted name of the menu (which corresponds to the name of the section in the example above) you want to be popped (i.e. "My Games" or "Powering").

Have you already updated to the lates version - 1.10?

Do you know that you can create your own skin for the menu?

Have you read all the comments here before asking a question?
daguilar
Comment #8 Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:49 AM
this is awesome, i got it too work perfectly on my first attempt, did one menu for games, and a few others, now my question is, how can i change different skins, cause i tried making my own green one to match my desktop, all i did was use photoshop to change colors, saved as, and it didnt work, it got all messed up, i also just tried openign aqau, invert colors, saved as, and also no work, even though i changed nothing else, it still doesnt work, anyways, great job on this kick ass addition
Jiri Krivanek
Comment #9 Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:21 AM
To create your own skin follow these steps:

1. Imagine what the Skin.wmf tries to specify: The metrics of skin areas. Hopefully, the Skin.wmf file is a part of the distribution.
2. Create your own skin image. Please note that finally it must be a PNG file, say yourskin.png.
3. Edit the following item in the kkmenu.ini:
[Image]
File Name = "yourskin.png"
4. Edit the following item in the kkmenu.ini:
[Image]
Metrics: A-V = 64,16,32,15,64,0,64,80,112,128,56,32,16,56,8,72,128,160,192,208,272
The "Metrics: A-V" item contains 21 comma-separated number values. These values correspond to the letters A, B, C, D, ... V. The meaning of the values A-V should be specified by the Skin.wmf.
5. If you succeed, do not forget to publish your work here (I mean WinCustomize). The required content of a new skin:
- a skin image (i.e. yourskin.png),
- a skin metrics (i.e. the complete Metrics: A-V = ... line of your kkmenu.ini file).

Hope this helped.

Kk
Stockholm Syndrome
Comment #10 Friday, April 18, 2003 3:44 PM
this is great! thanks. had to move a DLL around (gdiplus.dll, had to put it in the system32 folder for some reason) and now it's working great. saves me a ton of room too.
ButchertheLupo
Comment #11 Friday, April 18, 2003 10:48 AM
This is a great App. It is very customizable through the KKMenu.ini file. Great Work!!
The Asthetic Ahi
Comment #12 Friday, April 18, 2003 10:20 AM
Try making two copies of the KK Menu Aqua.png, inside the folder where the kkmenu.exe is and 1 folder level up from it.

hope it works
daguilar
Comment #13 Tuesday, May 06, 2003 12:48 PM
or is it possible to load folders? cause i have a program that will open but wont start because it says it cant find the INI file but it works normal if its a link on my desktop, or quicklaunch, etc
Jason Brooks
Comment #14 Sunday, May 11, 2003 12:04 PM
This is a very useful app. Thanks a lot. Argyle mentioned that he'd made the icons bigger by editting the .ini file, is this possible?

How?

Thanks.

J
Zero VII 30
Comment #15 Friday, April 18, 2003 9:33 AM
I'm now having the same problems as hashonboat.. It's giving me an error saying it can't load Kk Menu Aqua.png.. I've tried everything, and it had worked fine before, I'm not sure what's going on.. The test Batch File still seems to work. I've checked the arguments in my shortcut, Any suggestions?
The Asthetic Ahi
Comment #16 Friday, April 18, 2003 9:26 AM
Oh yeah, kudos to Jiri for the wonderful program LOL

w00t!
The Asthetic Ahi
Comment #17 Friday, April 18, 2003 8:52 AM
Step 1: To make the programs work you have to edit the filepath thats in KkMenu.ini with notepad. Under [MS Office] u'll see the program title, its icon, then its file path. Change the filepath to where the program is.
Step 2: Make a new shortcut in objectdock, set the link to where u have kkmenu.exe, for example ( C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\KkMenu.exe). Then set the Arguments in the new shortcut to "MS Office" (with quotation marks).
Step 3: Figure out how this works and personalize it.

Good Luck
badblueboy
Comment #18 Friday, April 18, 2003 7:37 AM
????????????????

badblueboy
lalfonsob
Comment #19 Tuesday, May 13, 2003 3:03 PM
Ok! I know how the areas of the skin work. But if try to change the color or applying a filter, the skin gets ugly. Now, I figured out that maybe I was applying the effect or the color to the whole image and that, it was the mistake, so I selected each of the parts of the skin and it didn't worked.
Now I will try your suggestion and if that doesn't work I will have to figure how the skin works. Thanks.
Jiri Krivanek
Comment #20 Wednesday, May 14, 2003 1:15 AM
Some of you folks, do not know how to use the object dock. I tried to create a simple guide of how to accomodate the kkmenu into the object dock.

I suppose you are using the object dock 0.90 and kkmenu 1.10.

0. Extract the kkmenu into any empty folder you want to, e.g. C:\Program Files\KkMenu110.

1. Rightclick on the object dock - NOT on any icon of object dock. An object dock properties dialog appears.

2. Click Create|New Shortcut. Press OK to close the object dock properties dialog. On the object dock (at the right-most position), the questionmark icon appears. This is a new shortcut icon.

3. Right-click on the new shortcut icon. A dock item properties (shortcut) dialog appears.

4. Write-in the title, e.g. Office.

5. Browse to the kkmenu.exe file. E.g. the link edit should contain: C:\Program Files\KkMenu110\kkmenu.exe.

6. Fill the menu item section name to the arguments edit. E.g. "MS Office".

7. Select the icon for your menu by pressing the change image button.

8. Press OK. The dock item properties dialog disappears.

Kk.

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