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5. Menus

Under InfoDock, XEmacs, and Emacs 19, pulldown and popup menus are available to invoke Hyperbole commands, including those from the rolodex and the outliner. These menus operate like any other X window menus. Use the Quit command on the Hyperbole menubar menu to get rid of the menu if you do not need it. Invoking Hyperbole again will add the menu back to the menubar.

This section discusses only the specialized minibuffer menus that appear in the minibuffer window and that work with all Emacs versions. Minibuffer menu items may be selected from either the keyboard or via mouse clicks. When used with the keyboard, they provide rapid command access similar to key bindings.

The top level menu is invoked from a key given in your `hsite.el' file (by default, {C-h h}) or via an Action Key press in a location with no other action defined. The menu will appear in the minibuffer and should look mostly like so:

Hy4>  Act Butfile/ Doc/ Ebut/ Gbut/ Hist Ibut/ Msg/ Otl/ Rolo/ Win/

The above menu items can be summarized as follows:

Perform the action associated with any button at point or prompt for the name of an explicit button to activate if point is not on one.

Display a local or global file of buttons, providing easy access. `HYPB' for a local button file and `~/.hyperb/HYPB' for your global file. These are good places to start your button creation testing.

All explicit button commands.

Hyperbole documentation quick access. Contains Types/ submenu for documentation on Hyperbole implicit button and action types.

All global button commands. Global buttons are accessed by name rather than by direct selection.

Jumps back to last position in button traversal history.

All implicit button commands.

Hyperbole-specific mail and news messaging support commands. Use this to send mail to the Hyperbole discussion list or to add/modify your entry on a Hyperbole mail list.

Autonumbered, structured outliner and hyper-node manager commands. See section 7. Outliner.

Hierarchical, multi-file rolodex lookup and edit commands. See section 8. Rolodex.

Window configuration management such as adding and restoring window configurations by name. See section 9. Window Configurations.

All menu items are selected via the first character of their names (letter case does not matter) or via a press of the Action Key. "/" at the end of an item name indicates that it brings up a sub-menu. A press of the Assist Key on an item displays help for the item, including the action that it performs.

While a menu is active, to re-activate the top-level Hyperbole menu, you must use {C-t}. This allows you to browse the submenus and then return to the top. You can quit without selecting an item by using {q}. {C-g} aborts whether you are at a menu prompt or any other Hyperbole prompt.

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