TopMenu by Aperture Logic™
Project maintained by jlddodger
Hosted on GitHub Pages — Theme by mattgraham
Welcome to TopMenu by Aperture Logic™.
TopMenu is a functionality clone of PowerMenu, but designed to be compatible with Windows 7 and 64-bit systems. TopMenu is under early development. It may crash or cause other problems (though I currently use it every day with only rare issues), and because TopMenu runs inside your other applications a serious failure in TopMenu can bring down every application in your session. This is a danger of using global hooks which is part of how TopMenu works. See stock disclaimer below.
Technical preview version (0.0.0.1)
Note for x64 users: Install both files to the same folder
- Download the TopMenu Installer (x64 users should download both)
- Install TopMenu (x64 users must install both to the same folder)
- Run the TopMenuTray[32|64].exe that matches your system
- Right-click on the tray icon and click Load
- Right-click on the tray icon and click Unload
- Right-click on the tray icon and click Exit
- TopMenu runs resident in your applications. This means that you can exit the tray application and the TopMenu extensions will remain available in the context menus of your programs.
- Each processes' environment will be updated to indicate the status of TopMenu (TopMenu_Plugin). This environment variable can be seen with a utility program like PROCMON.EXE
- TopMenu can be loaded without the tray by using command-line parameters with the TopMenuTray application.
- "load" - This will start TopMenu without the keeping the tray application running.
- "unload" - This will stop TopMenu in both 64-bit and 32-bit applications.
- Google Chrome is sand-boxed so whilet he context menu items appear none of them work
- Explorer cannot be minimized to tray unless the 'Launch folder windows in a separate process' option is selected
- In order to work with elevated applications, the tray application must be launched with 'Run as administrator' if UAC enabled
- There can be a delay when starting new programs before the extensions are available in the menu (Load usually can fix this)
- This is brand new code so many other issues will exist particularly in environments other than Windows 7 64-bit
We don't claim TopMenu is good for anything -- if you think it is, great, but it's up to you to decide. If TopMenu doesn't work: tough. If you lose a million because TopMenu messes up, it's you that's out the million, not us. If you don't like this disclaimer: tough. We reserve the right to do the absolute minimum provided by law, up to and including nothing. This is basically the same disclaimer that comes with all software packages, but ours is in plain English and theirs is in legalese. We didn't really want to include any disclaimer at all, but our lawyers insisted. We tried to ignore them but they threatened us with the attack shark at which point we relented.
Okay, so I don't have any lawyers, but thanks to Interactive EasyFlow for an awesome disclaimer:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License