Menu Master
Menu Master
2.0.3

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Menu Master free download for Mac

Menu Master2.0.3

27 March 2011

Change or remove menu shortcut keys.

Overview

Menu Master is a haxie that allows you to change or remove menu shortcut keys in any application with ease. It takes about 15 seconds to learn how to use Menu Master, and saves you lots of time later because you can use the shortcuts you defined and do not bother remembering which ones the developer of the software invented for you.

Additionally, you can set shortcuts to any menu item that had no shortcuts, or remove shortcuts from menu items.

What's new in Menu Master

Version 2.0.3:
  • Fixed a compile bug that prevented Menu Master from loading in PowerPC applications (like Word 2004).

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43 Reviews of Menu Master

Steven-Goodheart
26 October 2010
Version: 2.0

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This was one of my all-time favorite haxies, but I stopped using it when it stopped working with my system upgrades. Now, it's supposed to work with 10.6. Great! But could someone explain to me what/why there's a requirement for Rosetta? Is that just for the install? Does this mean Rosetta has to be running all the time? How might this impact the rest of my machine and performance? I just don't know enough about OS ju-ju to figure out the implications. If anyone wants to weigh in, I'd love to hear opinions. I'd like to use this again, but the Rosetta thing makes me wary-maybe unnecessarily? What your opinion? Thanks!
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Elegraphy
12 October 2011
Version: 2.0.3
I just want to comment, that this maybe the wonderful program for Mac, but the support from this company is horrible!!! I have purchase this program back in 2009 for my PowerBook G4, and recently I have problem with my computer, so I reinstalled Leopard again, but I need PPC compatible version of Menu Master. I have sent them email two times during the summer (August 2011), I have included my order# and asked if they can send me the latest PPC compatible MM, but there's nobody from these email (unsanity@unsanity.com, feedback@unsanity.com, support@unsanity.com) have replied my question. I had to go for a wild goose chase online to get my self a free copy of the last PPC version of MM from some legacy software site. I have been a fan of Unsanity's haxie products, but I am very disappointed with their support!!!
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Lvdoc
17 April 2011
Version: 2.0.3
Does anyone know if this program relies on Rosetta? WindowShade does. I don't see this requirement in the description, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. Thanks in advance.
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4.5
normb
01 April 2011
Version: 2.0.3
I cannot figure the complaints - this is for me just a wonderful useful piece of software. I have been using it for very many years on a variety of iBooks MacBooks and now a MB Air; at this stage I am up to OS 10.6.6 - no issues, it just works. As a keyboard junkie, I can in an instant set a keystroke of my own choosing to do most anything sitting in the drop down menus on almost all software. I can use it in Mail, to move items to particular folders, just on a keystroke. I can apply my own keystroke to my favourite Bookmarks in FFox or Safari - there is almost no limit to its usefulness. For me, I much prefer the keyboard to the mouse - so much easier and faster - I rate it as the single most important software utility on my system, and I cannot imagine computing without it.
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Ward
29 March 2011
Version: 2.0.3
When most/all Unsanity haxies stopped working with Snow Leopard, I found alternatives for the two I really cared about: Menu Master and FruitMenu. The new Menu Master almost got me to break my pledge to never again install an Unsanity product. Apple's Keyboard Shortcuts feature is very tedious to use (and fails completely if an app has menu items with the same name in different menus). With Lion on the horizon, I'm unwilling to switch back to Unsanity and then wait a year for Lion compatibility.
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1.5
Kitmos
28 March 2011
Version: 2.0.3
Unfortunately tech support has disappeared. I have been emailing them for weeks to all their email address and have not gotten a single reply. For that reason I give them a low rating.
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0.5
evilinstone
27 March 2011
Version: 2.0.3
you pay for nothing. this functionality included in 10.5-10.6. System Preferences/Keyboard/Keyboard Shortcuts
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Lvdoc
27 March 2011
Version: 2.0.3
With Unsanity's history of taking forever to release versions that are compatible with new OS updates - and with Lion on the near horizon - I wonder how many months it will take them to make a Lion-compatible version. Worse, I wonder if MM is currently requiring Rosetta. I know that WindowShade requires it. If that's the case, this will be even messier because rumor has it that Lion will no longer support Rosetta or PPC applications. Although MM is listed as "Intel," this update seems to suggest that it contains PPC code. Although this takes slightly longer to configure, it's worked just fine for me (and is FREE): http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/14352/spark It's definitely much easier than Apple's method of assigning or changing keyboard shortcuts.
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1.5
Foulger
27 December 2010
Version: 2.0.1
I used to be a HUGE Insanity fan but it must be apparent now that they have lost the plot, only update software on a casual basis and I have proved to my self that APE and haxies slow down my system. So although MM is a great idea and I used it for many years I forgot that I also have Quickeys which I first bought in OS System 7 I believe. Although more expensive it does many many things including altering menu commands for individual or all applications. Also it doesn't crash or slow down my system. Well worth the money. Download a demo and give it a try. BTW I dont work for the Quickeys guys lol.
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5
bobbyjune
02 November 2010
Version: 2.0.1
wait. the cat above me is saying he doesn't find much difference in mm's shortcut assignment process to that of a stock mac? DooooD! mm = drop down random menu anywhere & touch the shortcut once. done! mac = 1. open sys prefs 2. keyboard pref 3. scroll list of shortcuts to find a button the make a new one. 4. oh damn - did the app's menu word/command that you 'have' to type in have those little three dots after the word? shit...let me close outta this sys pref window and go look. 5. then you need to put these new shortcuts into a folder list view separated per app or global (boy, that's gunna be confusing) - so now i need to click this button t make an untitled 'new' app folder to store these prefs in the sys prefs window. 6. untitled = type in name of apps or open a dialog box and navigate to the app. 7. then the apps sits and waits for YOU to select it's final easy step to finishing this One painful shortcut and that's to do what you would have done on step two, the final step, in menu master's app and that is............ ..........type the short cut you know, it's very funny to me when an app (or an OS for that matter) makes the process of "shortcut" creation LONG! HA!
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Tipp-Flo
29 October 2010
Version: 2.0.1
I didn't really miss it in Snow since you have the ability to make shortcuts via the preference pane. But I gave it a try and I'm glad it's back! It shows which shortcuts you override when assign one - and it's so easy to use! "Haxies are bad..." I never had any crashs that could be blamed on the haxies I use: Fruitmenu, Menu Master and FontCard (on Tiger and Leo).
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Steven-Goodheart
26 October 2010
Version: 2.0
This was one of my all-time favorite haxies, but I stopped using it when it stopped working with my system upgrades. Now, it's supposed to work with 10.6. Great! But could someone explain to me what/why there's a requirement for Rosetta? Is that just for the install? Does this mean Rosetta has to be running all the time? How might this impact the rest of my machine and performance? I just don't know enough about OS ju-ju to figure out the implications. If anyone wants to weigh in, I'd love to hear opinions. I'd like to use this again, but the Rosetta thing makes me wary-maybe unnecessarily? What your opinion? Thanks!
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Ward
12 September 2009
Version: 1.4.3
I'll be updating to Snow Leopard next week, and I know I'll be leaving Menu Master behind. Menu Master seems unique in its one-step technique for customizing menu shortcuts (for the applications where it works). OS X System Prefs Keyboard Shortcuts and QuicKeys 4 are possible alternatives, but both are quite tedious. Has anyone found an effective replacement for Menu Master?
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Lesoth0
20 April 2009
Version: 1.4.3
So when oh when will Unsanity start devoting resources to this must-have application again? The Adobe CS3 bug (Illustrator menus etc. with the sticky menus and the mouse pointer) in Tiger OSX 10.4.11 made this unusable and I had to begrudingly uninstall it. To say I miss it from my workflow would be an understatement. The 1.48 beta is just a joke. The implementation on Leopard OSX 10.56 is also incredibly buggy and I'm absolutely dying here without, especially with the industry software like Quark and CS3 being used every day.
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Dana-Sutton
26 August 2008
Version: 1.4.3b4
Launch KM. Select Macros panel. Click the + square at the foot of the page. This brings up the Macro Editor window. Click record. Navigate to the menu item of your choice (if this involves recording extra steps as KM observes you, you can manually remove them from the list). Choose "Save" Then go to "New Trigger > Hot Key" and select a keyboard command, one that doesn't conflict with one you already have. Save that too, give your Macro a name, and you're good to go. As far as I know, this feature works with all versions of KM so you don't need the latest and the greatest to achieve . Note: this allows you to create new keyboard equivalents for menu commands, but it doesn't allow you to assign new keyboard equivalents for existing ones or remove preexisting ones (although you can do these things from within programs with such ones as Office and Dreamweaver).
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Lesoth0
26 August 2008
Version: 1.4.3b4
"Silliness"? what? huh? Any chance of Unsanity getting off the drugs and onto some Red Bull by speaking plain English for the rest of us bought-and-paid-for MenuMaster users to understand what is actually fixed or improved instead of talking this nonsense.
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Easer
26 August 2008
Version: 1.4.3b4
Can you please tell me which macro in KM I use to do this? I'm still using version 2, so it might not be in that version. Thanks.
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Dana-Sutton
26 August 2008
Version: 1.4.3b4
I used to depend on Menu Master. Then it broke under Leopard and it has taken, what is it, ten months for the developer even to produce a beta? Since I had relied on MM for my work, I was forced to look around for a substitute,and I discovered that the recorded Macro feature of Keyboard Maestro allowed me to assign new keyboard equivalents to menu commands. Keyboard Maestro is a program, not a system-modifying hack, so it's a lot more benign, and I don't have to worry about going through this hassle again because of Menu Master possibly breaking with Snow Leopard or some other future version of OSX. I've found a very satisfactory substitute for Fruit Menu, too, so I don't think I'll be having any more to do with Haxies.
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smtips
26 August 2008
Version: 1.4.3b4
P.S. I think software writers should be like...shot...for charging money for BETA versions....you want people to PAY YOU to TEST your unfinished product? Geezus...get real...trouble is some people are dum enough to actually do it.
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smtips
26 August 2008
Version: 1.4.3b4
Opinion: Haxies bad. Fact: Won't be trying this I wish there was something that wasn't a haxie that could do similar. Won't be trying it after the comments that they told the guy how to "fix" the issue but not to tell other people. Dishonesty...lies. Not good. Stupidity on the dev's part. "Silly" to add "silliness" that can't be easily disabled to something that people rely on as a TOOL. Unsanity is stupid.
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F451
26 August 2008
Version: 1.4.3b4
Aren't people going little overboard? This is a BETA, the developer is definitively creative, so why not let her have a bit of fun now and then? Measures have been taken to turn off the Easter egg. And you can do your own thing too.
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Easer
26 August 2008
Version: 1.4.3b3
I'm confused by all of this "silly" stuff. The version I have installed is 1.4.3b2; guess I (luckily) missed 3b3. I didn't see it in 3b2, although one commetn on VersionTracker suggests it was added to that version. (It's not on mine.) Today, on both MacUpdate and VT, the update is listed as 3b3, yet it downloaded a 3b4 dmg file. I don't plan to install it. For heaven's sake, are there not any other programmers out there who can provide decent, competitive products? Please? You'd get our money.
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Stormchild
22 August 2008
Version: 1.4.3b2
Thanks to the new garbage added to every single menu in my system (on *purpose* no less), I've now had to completely disable Menu Master (as there's no way to turn that crap off). As a result, I am now giving it the rating it deserves, and issuing the following warning to anyone who uses this: DO NOT INSTALL MENU MASTER 1.4.3b3. It puts OpenGL/CoreAnimation scenes in EVERY menu and you CAN'T TURN IT OFF. And to top it all off, THERE IS NO WAY TO REVERT TO THE PREVIOUS VERSION. If anyone from Unsanity is reading this: I had respect for you guys until you pulled this crap. This is an important system add-on that I rely on to provide many shortcuts that cannot be configured with the basic Keyboard Shortcuts in System Preferences. I've now had to disable Menu Master completely -- losing all of my custom shortcuts -- just to get rid of this nonsense. What the hell is wrong with you people?
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Stormchild
22 August 2008
Version: 1.4.3b2
Okay, so the OpenGL and Core Animation views behind all the menus are cool, but how the hell do I turn them off? I'm trying to work here; I expected the new Menu Master beta release was just a routine update to comply with changes in the final version of APE 2.5, but now I have to waste a bunch of time trying to figure out how to turn off this silly eye candy. We're not talking about a silly little add-on I can just turn off; this is a silly feature that affects something I use and rely on every day, wasting enormous amounts of memory and CPU cycles, with no apparent way to disable it. This is a completely brain-dead, irresponsible thing to do as a developer. Idiots.
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nowheredense
24 July 2008
Version: 1.4.3b2
For those who believe that Unsanity does not respond to inquiries, I suggest that you read the announcement in the yellow box at the top of their blog page that has existed for months now: http://www.unsanity.org/archives/betas/enthusiastic_trepidation.php I own FontCard, FruitMenu, Menu Master, and WindowShade. All of their betas have worked well with Leopard on multiple Mac's.
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Lesoth0
27 February 2008
Version: 1.4.3b2
I'm losing Menu Shortcut all the time with new Pasteboard XT7.01 Xtension paired with Quark 7.31
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gryphonent
26 February 2008
Version: 1.4.3b2
Nice to see Unsanity return to life... but is there any app that doesn't crash under Leopard with the new haxies installed?
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Easer
05 February 2007
Version: 1.4.2
If you're willing to go a few extra steps, you can use Butler (free) in conjunction with MenuMaster to create 1-key modifcations. Create your modifications in a program with MenuMaster, then go into Butler and modify those key combos to work with single key commands of your choosing. For instance, I used MenuMaster to change a command to Command-F1. I then went into Butler and told it to make the ' keystroke the equivalent of Command-F1. Now, I can use either Command-F1 or the ' key to achieve the same effect. Yes, it's a few extra steps, but once it's done, you have what you want. I don't think Apple provides the level of flexibility in modifying key commands that MenuMaster does. I've had zero problems with MenuMaster. It's been delightful to customize my programs as I wish them to work.
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Andychrist
03 February 2007
Version: 1.4.2
You already can change menu key commands in OS X, just go to System Preferences/Keyboard & Mouse/Keyboard Shortcuts. Further, you don't have to use key combos, you can change commands to single keys. Wish Menu Master offered a single key option, because honestly MM is a lot easier to use than Apple's preference pane, which makes you type in each Menu command for every application you add and is also kind of unstable.
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Maclover1-1
03 February 2007
Version: 1.4.2
For a while I was weary of Unsanity's haxies... but then a couple of them in particular are soooooooooo useful(namely this one and FontCard for me) that every once in a while I would re-install them hopring it would work fine and by now I have been using them for many months... never had any trouble I could attribute to them anymore... and like it is said below... this could/should be included in the OS.. that is how useful this is !!!! Whip those menus into shape Masta' ! Whip'em good LoL PS: Unlike a couple of posts below I never lost a shortcut. At least not that I noticed ;-)
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4.5
Sidetracked
12 August 2006
Version: 1.4.1
Simple as pie. Generally very effective, thought it seems to occasionally (rarely) lose a shortcut. But then it's no big deal to re-do. The new menu accelerator is very handy.
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4.75
Owl
01 June 2006
Version: 1.4
I love this software and was missing it in Intel land. Apple does a horrible job supporting keyboard usage and MM makes it all right with a perfect interface. Just wonderful... it should be a part of OS X.
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5
Flash1296
08 July 2004
Version: 1.2
Superb
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Anonymous
03 February 2004
Version: 1.1
Doesn't hold its settings after logging out. If I set File->New Folder in the Finder to cmd-N, Menu Master adds the shortcut but loses it if I log out.
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Anonymous
30 January 2004
Version: 1.1
Easy to use, works as stated, and worth every penny.
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Anonymous
28 January 2004
Version: 1.1
I used MenuMaster everyday to mark messages as Junk in Eudora. Panther's new keyboard shortcuts feature didn't work because Eudora also has two menu items named Junk and the geature gets confused. And since MM didn't work in Panther I was really deprived. But now I'm back in business. MM is also very useful to temporarily change a 3 modifier command to something mere mortals can remember and press. For 10 bucks you can't go wrong.
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Dana-Sutton
28 January 2004
Version: 1.1
To give one example of how useful this can be, Dreamweaver lets you record macros and store them as Menu commands. But it doesn't let you assign keyboard shortcuts to the commands you create. So MM is a real godsend to those of use who use Dreamweaver as our bread-and-butter workhorse. Setting Setting F-keys is an entirely different issue: Apple's failure to provide F-key feature in OS X, such as OS 9 has, MM addresses the issue of software designers failing to provide adequate keyboard shortcuts in their products. These are two very different problems. Regarding F-keys, the first week I upgraded to OS-X I got a copy of Keyboard Maestro, have used it ever since. MM and Fruit Menu are the two most indispensible Haxies of them all.
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Anonymous
28 January 2004
Version: 1.1
Ahhhhhhh...back in business.
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3.25
Anonymous
21 September 2003
Version: 1.0.1
Gave it a try....will not latch onto Adobe PhotoShop menues. Too bad really, it is straight foreward and easy to use.
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3.25
OBdon
01 May 2003
Version: 1.0.1
Unfortunately, they don't tell you that Menu Master cannot use function keys for shortcuts, which is why i bought it. Remember the good old days when F1=undo, F2 =cut, F3=copy, F4=paste? These now work in very few App's. And Unsanity did not answer my email when i asked if they could add the function keys. Boo...
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Anonymous
23 April 2003
Version: 1.0.1
Again...Unsanity bags the prize with quick response to previous release concerns.
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Anonymous
19 April 2003
Version: 1.0
A great idea but it doesn't really work yet. About half the time, the menu shortcuts disappear when the program is exited. This appears to be completely unpredictable.
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Acrappa
09 April 2003
Version: 1.0
It's really easy to use, but it doesn't work with Carbon apps and is a bit pricey for what it does. It's good software though.
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Anonymous
08 April 2003
Version: 1.0
Unsanity brings back to the MAC that which has been lost in the MAC community for years...a culture of creative and talented developers. Menu Master is one of many of their products that showcases just how good the MAC can be.
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