In The Armchair

Adding An Emacs Menu

Posted in Computers by Armchair Guy on August 9, 2008

Here’s some template code for adding a menu item to the main emacs menu bar. I don’t know hos this works; I just use it as a template!

;;;;;;; Add items to menu bar(modify-frame-parameters (selected-frame) '((menu-bar-lines . 2)));; Make a menu keymap (with a prompt string);; and make it the menu bar item's definition.(define-key global-map [menu-bar MyMenu] (cons "MyMenu" (make-sparse-keymap "MyMenu")));; Define specific subcommands in this menu.(defun MyMenu-linkify() (interactive) (replace-regexp "^\\(.*\\)$" "\\1"))(define-key global-map  [menu-bar MyMenu linkify]  '("Linkify" . MyMenu-linkify))(define-key global-map  [menu-bar MyMenu truncate]  '("Truncate em" . toggle-truncate-lines))
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