User-defined menu and toolbars

White Owl
  • White Owl
    White Owl

    Right now, I have a shortcut to pgfmanual.pdf on my desktop. But since I need
    to read it only when I am working on some .tex I would like to move this
    shortcut from desktop into TexMakerX, as a button on toolbar or at least an
    item in 'Help' menu.
    Is it possible to do in the 1.9.3? If no, I would like to request user-defined
    toolbars in the next version of TexMakerX.

  • This is already implemented in the most recent svn version

  • White Owl
    White Owl

    Ok. Downloaded, compiled, cool, user commands exist! ... But they do not work
    :) Or I do not understand how to set up them properly.

    I need shortcuts to run several PDF and DVI files (documentation on different
    So I wrote for the first user command:
    "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe" "C:\Program
    Files\MiKTeX 2.8\doc\generic\pgf\pgfmanual.pdf"
    But now my mouse in TexMakerX window is in the hour-glass mode and it stays
    this way until I close the AcrobatReader....
    What am I doing wrong?

  • it was a bug.
    fixed in svn rev. 803

  • Actually it wasn't a bug, but compatibility to Texmaker.
    The real problem is that there is that the command syntax is too limited, so
    that there is no way to mark commands as background/foreground processes, and
    we have to set defaults for a most common case.

  • White Owl
    White Owl

    Ok... Now that I think about it, wouldn't it be nicer to have in Help menu
    submenu which will open package documentations?
    We can predefine links to the most common packages (pgf, bibtex, amstex, etc)
    and allow user to add into this menu documentation to his own favorite
    I think it would be a useful addition.