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JMenuBars on Mac OS

Olivier Legat
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Joined: Nov 17, 2007
Posts: 176

Hello everyone.

I'm new to programming on Macs and I always did something like so on Windows/Linux to obtain a menu bar:

Evidently it works on Macs too but not quite how I want it. The Menu bar appears inside the window as oppose to on the same bar as all the other application. In other words, I want my menus to appear on the same bar as the one with the apple logo, because that's what Mac users are use to. Does anyone know a way of doing this and yet insure my program with still works on Windows/Linux as if nothing was changed.


Lester Burnham

Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 1337
It's as easy as setting a system property. See "Using a Macintosh Menubar" in http://developer.apple.com/legacy/mac/library/#technotes/tn/tn2042.html. The MacOsxFaq links to more useful resources on how to make a Java app more Mac-like.
Maneesh Godbole
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Joined: Jul 26, 2007
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Use a Jar Bundler and check the "Use Mackintosh Menu Bar"

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Olivier Legat
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Joined: Nov 17, 2007
Posts: 176

Thank-you all Those links will prove very helpful to me.

I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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