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sl23
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22 days ago
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I've just been sorting out my app list in SyMenu, I found that it would be very helpful to adopt the R-click function to copy the contents of the current index field.
Also, maybe change the Visit Website link to a button?
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21 days ago
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"copy the contents of the current index field"
I can't understand what's that exactly. Can you explain it better?

Thanks!
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21 days ago
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Sorry. for example, in the config form it has button to find icon, locate the app, open the description, etc.

I propose to add a right click function to copy whichever of these is clicked on so as to copy the relevant info to the clipboard.
Copy app/icon paths, copy the description, copy the URL, version number, even environment variables.

I've had to do a lot of copying from one SyItem to another so the quick access to copy via a R-click on a button would be a great time saver.

Hope that's a little clearer now smile
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20 days ago
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Yes it is, but now the unclear things is another.
Is the drag + CTRL feature not enough? It clone the entire dragged item.

https://www.ugmfree.it/SyMenuManual.aspx#dragAndDropClone
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19 days ago
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Personally, for me? No. I don't sit in front of my keyboard and use it almost always for writing emails, posts and such. It isn't an extension for PC functionality for me. I'd say around 90% of my PC usage involves controlling it via mouse.

I understand if you do not want to devote time to enhancing this, but I would still stick by my request. It's your baby, your decision wink
But I would much prefer mouse control.

Also, the drag drop seems to be for adding files to SyMenu. It's not for copying data from one item to another as is my case at the moment. For this I am having to click on one SyItem copy the website field by selecting and copying then pasting to another field, then doing the same process for Descriptions and EnvVar. if there were buttons that could be right clicked to copy the relevant fields it would be so much quicker.

You may ask why I am doing this, essentially I am archiving around 400 apps that are unused. Stuff that is wanted but only used on very rare occasions. Some are backups for old apps or apps no longer updated. So these are now just RAR files instead of folders with app files in. I've saved 5GB of disk space doing this!!! So after I create a RAR file of an apps folder, delete the folder, add the new shortcut of the RAR file, I then need to copy descriptions, URL's, EnvVar notes, and version numbers to the new RAR shortcuts for future reference.

As you can see this is a slower process than simply clicking a button to copy the data, especially when you consider that I have archived around 400 apps!

I'll keep my fingers crossed smile

edited by sl23 on 24/11/2018
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19 days ago
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Ok, so, if I well understand the problem, the available copy feature is good for you but you would prefer a menu/mouse right click shortcut to reach it.

Something like a new entry along with the Hide Item, Emphasize item, and Remove item menu entry with a name like "Clone item".
Is it correct?

If it is, it's not a big deal and it makes sense to implement if. The clone feature is indeed a bit hidden compared to the others.

edited by Gianluca on 24/11/2018
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19 days ago
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No not a new entry but if you look at an entry in the config form there are buttons on the right hand side of the fields for Program, Path, Icon Path, and Description.
I propose you add a further button to replace the text for Visit Website first, then add the R-click=Copy text to every button mentioned above, and maybe to other useful fields too, like EnvVar.

I am finding it common practise having to copy these fields to paste to other SyItems.

edited by sl23 on 26/11/2018
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17 days ago
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You can already change the Visit Website target URL by changing the URL text. I can't add another button for this because it'll be useless.

I don't see the point to add a right click different behavior in clicking a button.

When you click a button in Windows you don't have two different behaviors.

I create an exception to this Windows gold rule on the SPS Manager where you can right click the links.

But, speaking about links and not about buttons, it's a very common behavior on every browser too, so I thought the users were already accustomed to this feature.

Plus the link values in the SPS Manager are not available in any other form while every buttons in the configuration form has its corresponding values right before it, inside its own textbox. If you right click on any of these textbox, Windows select the entire text for you and make the system contextual menu appears. From there you can copy your text with only another click on the Copy entry. IMHO it's not a too much demanding task and it preserves the Windows standard behavior.

edited by Gianluca on 26/11/2018
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16 days ago
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My apologies, I didn't know that you could R-click a field to select all text!
That's solved the issue, thanks.
This doesn't work for the description though. Could that be changed so R-click the description field highlights all text and shows the context menu?

I wasn't requesting changing the URL, just to change from the 'Visit Website' text that appears when a link is found to a button. But if you have reason to keep the text, then that's ok. That's just a cosmetic thing anyway.

Thanks Gian
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15 days ago
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I agree with your both requests. Consider them done!
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15 days ago
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Thanks Gian wink
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