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Review: MaxMenus Reviews
I have posted my review of Proteron's MaxMenus, a powerful new menuing utility for OS X. I was addicted to Proteron's Action GoMac in OS 9, and was looking forward to trying this OS X user interface enhancement.

Short summary: I was quite impressed by the features and level of customization available in MaxMenus, and the program has quickly become indispensible to me. You can get the full story in my review.
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Authored by: aschaper on Mar 04, '02 03:27:49AM

Completely agree with this review. It's a great utility, which offers a lot of help. I'm using a 4-button mouse in combination with usb-overdrive. If you assign a key combination to the main MaxMenues menue (i.e. upper left, you can define the fourth button of the mouse in usb-overdrive to execute this key combination. This results in having this menue right at the mouse pointer.

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very nice UI
Authored by: Diggory on Mar 04, '02 04:48:18AM

my Three main selling points for this util:

1: start/stop classic from the finder's dock menu

2: access to all prefpanes through finder's dock menu

3: the menus that appear from the corners of the screen are drag targets - this essentially replicates spring-loaded folders

I hope Apple makes the dock follow suit ASAP.

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I agree also
Authored by: bluehz on Mar 04, '02 06:26:43AM

I also agree with the review. I have been using MaxMenus for 3-4 days and have almost found it indespensible. One note - and I have read this from others - when I first installed MaxMenus and enabled it - my Finder continuoulsy quit and restarted, over and over and over. I finally found a tip about disabling the Enhanced Dock feature and that solved the problem. Hope they fix this in the next release.

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Drop in menus rule!
Authored by: krove on Mar 05, '02 05:01:57PM

This is almost too easy, setting the key combination to bring up a menu where ever your pointer is is just sick - can even do it while dragging a bunch of files - drag, hit the combo, drop.

Who needs to ask for spring-loaded folders from Apple when this is way faster!

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hear, hear.
Authored by: theRegent on Jun 02, '02 07:18:38PM

It's only taken me about two hours and I'm already with y'all. If you're not careful, you could lose hours configuring it, though -- the possibilities are quite staggering.

It would be great to see this tool gain some direct hooks into Applescript, something like OneClick's EasyScript, and even System Services. (Which we could do to have more control over from both the System and Apps anyway.)

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