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L�szl� Kov�cs

Joined: Jun 18, 2005
Posts: 17
How does one create menus for the OS X menubar (as opposed to adding them to a frame)?

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Bear Bibeault
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I assume this is for a Swing app? Way back when, I remember reading somewhere that there was a property to set to make the menu use the OS X native menu rather than a Swing menu. As I write mostly web apps, I've never used it myself, just recall its existance.

Try googling around for it, I know it can be done.

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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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The property in question (and others you can use to make a OS X Java app more Mac-like) is described at

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L�szl� Kov�cs

Joined: Jun 18, 2005
Posts: 17
That page is going to be really useful. Thanks a lot, Ulf and Bear.
I agree. Here's the link:
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