Author Topic: File menu or Application launcher Control Strip module  (Read 880 times)

Offline Knezzen

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File menu or Application launcher Control Strip module
« on: December 28, 2016, 09:50:04 AM »
Is there such a thing? I don't really like aDock and DragThing and want as little clutter as possible. The control strip is allready there so it would be lovely if something like this exists. A simple menu that I can add aliases of applications I use often is good enough for me :)

Anyone know if this exists or do I have to make it myself? ;)

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Re: File menu or Application launcher Control Strip module
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 01:49:44 PM »
Found what I was looking for! A control strip module putting the "favorites" menu in the control stip did the trick.
Attached it to this post so more people (allergic to adock and dragthing) can benefit from it.


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Re: File menu or Application launcher Control Strip module
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 04:20:52 PM »
is there some reason NOT to use the Apple Menu for this sort of thing? Just curious ... for as long as I can remember I've been putting alias' of my frequently used programs in there and that's where I always launch from.

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Re: File menu or Application launcher Control Strip module
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 07:52:49 PM »
i am using the regular apple menu because i dont like any of the third party replacement or add ons in that direction.

but there is one thing which you should NOT do with the applemenu:

if you put bigger archives, for example aliases to whole harddrives into the apple menu, the computer will take ages to boot up!

so if oyu want to browse volumes via a menu, use something else.

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Re: File menu or Application launcher Control Strip module
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 07:55:11 PM »
knez i know owe you an answer to hosting the collection on garden,

let me look into it later, it is stil not fully tested but i think i give you the last version as is.

i once tried to host it somewhere else but its been deleted since noone dl it ;)
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Re: File menu or Application launcher Control Strip module
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 06:10:44 AM »
I'm not really sure what problem is trying to be solved here.
Rightly or wrongly, I've never got into Control Stripping, so perhaps I've underestimated its value. What does it add over the Apple Menu?

What I like about the Apple Menu is, you have complete control over the type of items included, so it suits different working styles. I tend to put all frequently used utilities in there.

I don't put applications that work with files in there though. With these I put aliases along the bottom of the desktop. This permits 'drag n drop'. I also lock them to prevent accidental renaming.


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Re: File menu or Application launcher Control Strip module
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2016, 10:33:33 AM »
exactly: first thing to do with the apple menu is to remove the originals the idiots put there. it is a place for links only. :)
"It is true that the "pre-emptive multitasking" advantage present in OS X can be illustrated by downloading CD-ROM ISOs and rendering chaos theory formulas while simultaneously instant messaging and posting on FaceBook what you ate... but in reality, what did you create?"
- DieHard, random forum troll at macos9lives.com