MenuPop
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Access the menubar at current mouse location.   Shareware ($4.99)
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MenuPop enables you to pop up the main menu using a hot key or mouse button.

Features:
  • Pop up menu at the current mouse location using a hot key or mouse button
  • Selectable font size (small to super large) menu items
  • Selectable menus to show: Apple menu and current application's menu
What's New
Version 1.5:
  • [NEW] Due to popular demand we've added an option to disable MenuPop's submenu!
  • [FIX] Fixed menu anomalies for Papers 2.x
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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MenuPop User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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burypromote

+5

Macwitty reviewed on 25 Apr 2013
It works, it works well. And it save me a lot of moving up to the menu. Should be a feature in OS X esp as screens gets bigger and bigger
[Version 1.5]


burypromote
+5

+66

ABANDONED_ACCOUNT reviewed on 06 Jan 2012
For years I've been using two high-resolution 24" monitors side by side. I usually prefer doing my work on the right-hand monitor and having reference material on the left side.

The right hand monitor doesn't have a menubar, which makes things even worse.

Since day one I've always dreaded needed to go into a menu, as it meant I had to STOP what I was doing, LOCATE the mouse cursor wherever it was hiding on the screen, MOVE IT ACROSS *TWO* SCREENS, find the MENU ITEM, click it, then RETURN THE CURSOR TO ITS OLD LOCATION AND RE-ACTIVATE the work area. Pure pain.

To alleviate this, I use keyboard shortcuts as much as possible, but there's always that time when you need to access something that you either haven't bound to a keyboard shortcut, or just don't know the shortcut, especially if you need to do some action you only use rarely.

Well, I had no idea a program like MenuPop existed, and it has completely solved the problem for me! I'm stunned! A simple keyboard press brings up the menu immediately, without having to interrupt my work! It is an INCREDIBLY good utility, allowing me to stay "in the zen" of what I am working on and quickly get to any action I need to perform. No longer do I dread going to the menus or even exploring things I hadn't seen in them before. You become a true menu warrior with this application! ;-)

It's priced fairly, and the developer is very responsive. Please, if you have multiple screens, download the demo of this program and give it a try for your own sake. I am sure you will find it to be one of your ESSENTIAL pieces of Mac software!
[Version 1.4]

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burypromote
+2

+66
ABANDONED_ACCOUNT replied on 06 Jan 2012
I see great use for this even if you only have one screen. The ease of access to the menu gets addictive. Give it a try!
burypromote
Cavenewt replied on 07 May 2013
You do know, don't you, that you can move the default screen where the menubar is located, in your Displays preferences under Arrangement?
burypromote
+1

+1

ruizdani reviewed on 07 Dec 2011
It's always convenient to access Menus from everywhere in the screen. I like this software so much!
[Version 1.4]


burypromote
+1

+26

Mookzmom reviewed on 14 Nov 2011
I purchased this before it was on app store. I have had great response from the developer when I've had questions, and have experienced no problems whatsoever. This new release is great! Now if I could just remember to use it...lol
[Version 1.4]


burypromote

+18

Sneferu reviewed on 22 Aug 2011
I think there is a serious bug

When i run menupop and i switch with any application in fullscreen mode (lion style) i can't go back in normal mode because when i go to the top of the screen with the mouse there is no menubar anymore and no button for switching from fullscreen in normal mode
The problem is solved with uninstalling menupop

Please do something about it
[Version 1.3.7]

1 Reply

burypromote
Binary Bakery (developer) replied on 22 Aug 2011
Hi Sneferu,

Thanks for your feedback.

MenuPop has been extensively tested with Lion's fullscreen mode and so far this is the first report of such behavior.

If I understand you correctly:

You have MenuPop running
Say you're using Safari and you switch to fullscreen mode
You're in fullscreen mode.
Now, MenuPop should behave just fine and pop up with the hot key/mouse button.
To go back to regular (non-fullscreen mode), you can either:

Pop up the menu using MenuPop and select View|Exit Full Screen
or
Move your mouse up to the top edge of the screen and the actual menubar will appear (this is a feature of Lion's fullscreen and Apple's fullscreen modes in general). Simply click on the fullscreen icon which is located next to the spotlight (magnifying glass) icon. You can also select View|Exit Full Screen from the actual menu or punch in control-command-F.

That's it. This should be the way Lion behaves and MenuPop will -never- attempt to interfere with that.

If I'm missing something here, please drop me a line or feel free to discuss it in the Troubleshooting section of MU.

Thanks!
burypromote
+3

+84

Ryde reviewed on 23 Jun 2011
This is a very useful little tool for those with a big screen and even more so in case of multiple displays. It allows you to keep your eyes focused on where you are currently working at instead of requiring them, and the mouse pointer, to travel to the top of the main display. This certainly is no big issue for all apps and activities, but for those where it makes a difference, the advantage is significant.

Highly recommended!
[Version 1.3.5]


burypromote
+2

+62

Morgan_Alex reviewed on 13 May 2011
Simple but very useful tool. Why isn't this included in OS X by default? ;)

BTW doesn't work with OS X 10.7 DP2 Upgrade 2. It crashes the background app. But I am sure this will be addressed in a future update.
[Version 1.3.3]

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burypromote
+2

+44
Binary Bakery (developer) replied on 14 May 2011
Hello Morgan_Alex,

Thanks for your comment. MenuPop will be compatible with OSX Lion 10.7 prior to its official release.
burypromote
+3

+44
Binary Bakery (developer) replied on 17 May 2011
Just an update, as of 1.3.3 MP is now fully tested and working with 10.7 Lion DP2. If any of you are facing problems, please contact us directly.
burypromote

+17
Kantorde commented on 14 Apr 2011
What is the difference to just hit Ctrl-F2?
This default keyboard shortcut brings you to the desired menu too.
[Version 1.3.1]

1 Reply

burypromote
+4

+44
Binary Bakery replied on 25 Apr 2011
Hello Kantorde,

Thanks for your comment. While MenuPop's value may not be immediately apparent to you, maybe this will help:

- Ctrl-F2 simply activates the menu bar menu on the primary screen.
- MenuPop pops up the menu at your current mouse cursor position using either a hot key or mouse button (e.g. middle mouse button), on any screen and on any window. A boon if you're using a very large monitor, or multiple monitors. Personally, I use four monitors on my development station, which is why I wrote MenuPop (and MenuEverywhere) :) Saves me from stretching my neck to view the menu on the primary screen or to lose focus of my current work location.
- Others use MenuPop with projector displays. Works like a charm when you are demoing on the secondary (projector) display and don't want to keep going back to the primary display to select menu items.
- Cintiq users love it too.

Kind regards,
Hisham
burypromote
+1

-34

artie505 reviewed on 06 Feb 2011
A gem that does precisely what it's intended to do and is worth every penny!

Hisham is one of those developers who responds to issues and feature requests promptly, to boot.
[Version 1.3.1]


burypromote
+1

+4
Unionmac commented on 05 Feb 2011
Through the AppStore I have purchased and installed v1.2, which as of this morning (05FEB11) is still the only version available there.

Yet here on MacUpdate there is this version 1.3.1 available.

I don't understand.

Plus, there doesn't appear to be any auto update feature built in to MenuPop.

How does one update this app to the latest version through the AppStore or any other way?

Thanks.
[Version 1.3.1]

2 Replies

burypromote
+3
Binary Bakery (developer) replied on 05 Feb 2011
Hi there,

Thanks for purchasing MenuPop.

With regards to the Mac App Store version, as with all App Store purchases, you will get updated to 1.3.1 as soon as Apple reviews and approves it. 1.3.1 has been submitted to Apple today (i.e. the same day the non-App Store 1.3.1 has been tested and released).

How long this review process takes is out of developers' hands. It can be overnight ot even up to a month. Usually a week in my experience.

As for an auto-update function in the non-App Store version, I decided against that as I'd like to keep MP free of any network code or non-core functionality. Keeps it light just as it's intended to be.
burypromote
+1

+44
Binary Bakery (developer) replied on 08 Feb 2011
Please note that the Mac App Store version has been updated as well to the same version as on MacUpdate (1.3.1) as of today.
burypromote

+18
Sneferu had trouble on 23 Aug 2011
Yes that is the way it goes, but when i am running menupop i can't reach with the mouse the menubar and the button next to spotify to exit from fullscreenmode
[Version 1.3.7]

1 Reply

burypromote
Binary Bakery (developer) replied on 23 Aug 2011
Please contact me directly at support@binarybakery.com so that I can take this further.

Thanks!
burypromote

+23
RJphotovideo had trouble on 18 May 2011
When I start this software, my Login Items get wiped out.
[Version 1.3.3]



+6

Howiemac rated on 12 Dec 2012

[Version 1.5]



Thekoya rated on 04 Dec 2012

[Version 1.5]



Tomioka rated on 16 Sep 2012

[Version 1.5]



Stevenzoller rated on 14 Sep 2012

[Version 1.5]



Greatpix rated on 19 Jun 2012

[Version 1.5]



Chris Chung rated on 01 May 2012

[Version 1.5]



i®ipa rated on 11 Apr 2012

[Version 1.5]



Jlf599 rated on 07 Apr 2012

[Version 1.5]



tommyang rated on 20 Mar 2012

[Version 1.5]



+4

Team-Global-Delight rated on 14 Mar 2012

[Version 1.5]


Downloads:27,048
Version Downloads:15,418
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:26 Jan 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $4.99
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MenuPop enables you to pop up the main menu using a hot key or mouse button.

Features:
  • Pop up menu at the current mouse location using a hot key or mouse button
  • Selectable font size (small to super large) menu items
  • Selectable menus to show: Apple menu and current application's menu


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