FruitMenu
FruitMenu 3.8.4
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Customize the Apple Menu and contextual menus.   Shareware ($15.00)
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  • FruitMenu has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Unsanity LLC
FruitMenu is a haxie that gives you the ability to customize the Apple Menu and contextual menus. Using a visual editor you can edit the contents of the menus to suit your needs and taste.

FruitMenu will also display the contents of the FruitMenu Items folder inside of your Library folder, launch applications and shell scripts from the Apple Menu and contextual menus, to allow easy file navigation and launching.

To make the haxie completely flexible and customizable, you can assign hotkeys to particular menu items.
What's New
Version 3.8.4:
  • Addressed an issue that caused some people to get a bad binary of FruitMenu. Very bizarre to debug. Even more bizarre to fix. Involved a shotgun, some fish, and one of those things coopers help make.
  • I miss Ned.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

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FruitMenu User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Mac007 commented on 18 May 2013
All Unsanity links are dead and lead nowhere. I'm afraid Unsanity and all it's software are now history.
[Version 3.8.4]

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Boise-Ed replied on 15 Aug 2013
This is so sad. I've gotten used to the convenience of FruitMenu and WindowShade. The WindowShade function was part of OS 9; I can't imagine why Apple hasn't incorporated it in OS X yet.
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lamontDakota commented on 08 Sep 2012
Living without FruitMenu and WindowShade SUCKS! I LOVED those haxies! I've essentially donated fairly-serious bucks to Unsanity - apparently, I'm not alone in that - in the hope that Unsanity would live. But, it looks as though it has died and taken my money with it. If prized, small-times developers like Unsanity can't or don't or won't stay in business, why don;t they open-source their stuff, instead of leaving their patrons twisting slowly in the wind? Yet, not even authors of freeware will do that.
[Version 3.8.4]


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+75
Jeff-H. commented on 26 Jul 2012
They seem to have closed shop.
[Version 3.8.4]

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Qb replied on 27 Jul 2012
Hey look! Unsanity posted the Mountain Lion compatible versions. ha ha Made you look. :-(

Really really sux what Unsanity has done to us. All kinds of curses upon them...
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Jeff-H. replied on 13 Aug 2012
Abandonware...
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Qb commented on 16 Feb 2012
Time for Unsanity to shift their "workers" from Lion development to Mountain Lion (10.8 just announced by Apple). Hey Unsanity - I'll be using 10.8 before you get Lion versions out. I pre-paid for the Lion versions but put my money to use for Mountain Lion versions NOW and perhaps I'll see your haxies working again before I die.
[Version 3.8.4]

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Jeff-H. replied on 22 Feb 2012
LOL!
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Sgginc replied on 19 Mar 2012
I paid too but I hope they skip 10.8 and start on 10.9. I probably won’t live long enough but maybe...
burypromote
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Qb replied on 08 Apr 2012
As of today - 8-Apr-2012 - it has been 5 months since Unstanity posted their last blog tempting us to send them money to "vote" for which haxie would be the first updated to Lion compatibility. Silence since then...
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Jeff-H. replied on 22 Apr 2012
I'm so glad I stopped relying on this company to actually do what they say.
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Zo219 replied on 22 May 2012
You *paid*? ... God, I was tempted, I miss WindowShade so bad—those little windows on the desktop so you knew what was open ... even the damn roll up in place. This is suffering - and Apple doesn't care. Unsanity is apparently unable to care ...
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Zo219 commented on 24 Jan 2012
Waiting, waiting, waiting. And Windowshade. Waiting ... brilliant helpers to OS X.
[Version 3.8.4]


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Hotmac commented on 30 Nov 2011
I'm a great fan of FruitMenu and I miss it in Lion. If you're (like me) interested in updates, read this: http://www.unsanity.org/archives/haxies/preparing_for_lion_with_a_45_discount.php
[Version 3.8.4]


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Grhsvo commented on 18 Nov 2011
"REQUIREMENTS
PPC / Intel, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later" is dishonest.

As their web site and other posters point out, NONE of their products works with Lion.

For me, FruitMenu is a must-have. I have purchased Lion but I will not update from SnowLeo until FruitMenu works. If this bunch of asshole developers don't get their act together, looks like I'll be stuck in the wilderness with SnowLeo. Or until Apple wakes up and restores the functionality of the OS9 Apple menu.
[Version 3.8.4]

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Jeff-H. replied on 01 Dec 2011
Finderpop may be a decent alternative.
I too was a diehard FM user but upgraded to Lion without even thinking that it wouldn't work. But since upgrading to it, and buying a new mini that will ONLY run 10.7, I don't miss it.
I di miss MenuMaster from time-to-time.
Unsanity is a pretty terribly run biz. C'mon, still not up to date? They sent out an email asking for money for something that hasn't been released yet? What are they smoking crack down there?
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Qb commented on 09 Nov 2011
I got an early morning email from Unsanity stating "Currently, none of our products are enabled to work on Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion." Any developer knew that since Lion's release in BETA in 2010 - I suppose Unsanity doesn't care to pay the small price to be an Apple Developer and just noticed.

Well the really odd thing is the email says Lion version will be worked on but to encourage development they want us to purchase the current version of our favorite Haxies NOW (at a discount) even though those still won't work. Give them $$$ in advance and then not had to "pay again" for the updated version. (Last time we got "donation nags.")

Seems rather shady / risky to me. The old "take the money and run" or as I often wonder about the developer "take the money and die again never to be heard from."

I really have depended on FruitMenu and WindowShade for many years and many versions but I have no respect for Unsanity as developers or their lack of support.
[Version 3.8.4]

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Jeff-H. replied on 09 Nov 2011
I know! This company has become a joke and I've moved on from using their stuff!
Nice of them to let us all know that they're almost ready to charge for something that should have been rolled out months ago.
This company should crash and burn!
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Mac007 commented on 20 Jul 2011
For those wishing to find out if your particular Unsanity app is compatible with Lion follow this link:

http://www.roaringapps.com/apps:table

Looks like another long wait til they're compatible again. The good thing is Sounds4fun is a great replacement for Xounds and the developer is working on a Lion compatible version. The list I mentioned above says the current version works with some glitches. Since I haven't updated yet I'm not sure what those glitches are.
[Version 3.8.4]


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Qb commented on 12 Jul 2011
Nothing on their web site about Lion. In fact one of the FAQ entries is still "Will your haxies be compatible with SNow Leopard." As much as I use and depend on FruitMenu and Windowshade I suspect that I will have to do without them for 12 months or more as I did when Snow Leopard arrived. What horrid support from a company of past glory. No excuses this time (like someone had a baby I think for SL?) Surely you can pay $99 a year to be an Apple Developer and test Lion.
[Version 3.8.4]


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Espiridion had trouble on 02 Sep 2010
Same problems as before with 3.8. Finder quits and relaunches itself, unable to access System Preferences via Fruit Menu, etc.
I get a message saying a new version of Application Enhancer is available: "Version 2.6.1 (Wednesday, December 31, 1969)"
As soon as the download is about to start, Application Enhancer quits.

I miss having Fruit Menu, but this is still too buggy for me.
[Version 3.8.1]

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+155
Lesoth0 replied on 03 Sep 2010
Sounds like your legacy preferences in your system.

Experienced that on one mac... just uninstall ALL the Unsanity Haxies and reinstall the latest versions from scratch. Sorted it for me. The new generation 2010 haxies all working beautifully for me on Snow Leopard.
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Espiridion replied on 03 Sep 2010
Thanks MJC.
I uninstalled everything back in July and started from scratch. I did the same this time. What seems to have worked for me was:
-Manually installing Application Enhancer 2.6.1
-Removing System Preferences from FruitMenu. I can access this by selecting Customize Fruit Menu, otherwise it just kept crashing.

FruitMenu now works, with the following bugs (so far):
1. Application icons often disappear. I've noticed this mainly with Firefox.
2. Roughly forty of my Contextual Menus are duplicated.

I'll use it for a few days and then decide whether or not to keep it. It does have very useful features, such as a contextual menu to gather multiple items in a new folder, but I can't stand the bugs :(
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Bvanlent had trouble on 16 Aug 2010
I just installed 3.8 which is supposed to be Snow Leopard compatible. It worked for about 2 days and then announced to me that "Fruitmenu Demo Expired", even though it clearly shows that I am a registered user. Anyone else having this problem?

Thanks.
[Version 3.8]

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+5
Jetfiredx replied on 10 Nov 2010
I noticed this same problem on Fruitmenu 3.8.2 as well, though I am not sure how long it took to manifest. I only realized it when the IP address item I added to the Apple menu shows up as XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX. Selecting the system preferences menu shows "Fruitmenu Demo Expired" with a red warning icon right at the top of the submenu of preference panes. This problem was what kept me from using Fruitmenu consistently in 10.5.

Did you find a solution?
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Bvanlent commented on 10 Nov 2010
I installed the most recent version and it was no longer a problem for a short while. I shutdown the computer for the weekend, but when I returned on Monday and booted the computer it was back showing the "Fruitmenu Demo Expired" again. Maybe some file gets corrupted with time. I'll try it again when Mac OS X 6.5 is released.
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+9
Dominique had trouble on 12 Aug 2010
Ne fonctionne pas sur mon nouveau IMAC 21,5" avec I5
Don't work with new IMAC 21,5" with I5
[Version 3.8]


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Sbchavel had trouble on 19 Oct 2009
Broken in SL. Please fix! It's too useful to let die.
[Version 3.7.3]


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Stilnovo had trouble on 02 Sep 2009
Not works under Leopard Snow!!!!!!!!
[Version 3.7.3]


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simichavel had trouble on 30 Oct 2008
Upgraded from 10.4.11 to 10.5.5 and FM doesn't work anymore (FM 3.7.1 with APE 2.5b2).
[Version 3.7.1]


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DRAW had trouble on 31 Aug 2008
The did a sabbath year. But its not a big restart: still there is not any of the most important localizations available....
[Version 3.7.1]


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Robert Coogan had trouble on 19 Aug 2008
Changes only took place after logout/login (no surprise there). But the contextual menu items will not display, it stays with the OS default settings. Also the Apple Menu will not display "Recent Applications" alone (my preferred setting), it only shows the default "Recent Items." Not sure why, but it's no big deal.
[Version 3.7]


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+6
Ed Henninger had trouble on 12 May 2008
Try as I might, I can't get FruitMenu to give me Recent Folders. I'm wondering if it's a preference or whatever that I need to adjust.

G5 PPC
[Version 3.7b2]


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Axel Hartstang had trouble on 24 Oct 2006
I am using FruitMenu since its early days and I was always satisfied about its features and stability. The newest release however displays only french menus on my MacBook Pro running a German Mac OS. Very dissatisfying.
[Version 3.6.1]



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PaperCutPro rated on 06 Apr 2011

[Version 3.8.4]



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Colette rated on 07 Mar 2011

[Version 3.8.4]



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Noivad rated on 03 Mar 2011

[Version 3.8.4]



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Rains1026 rated on 02 Dec 2010

[Version 3.8.2]


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FruitMenu is a haxie that gives you the ability to customize the Apple Menu and contextual menus. Using a visual editor you can edit the contents of the menus to suit your needs and taste.

FruitMenu will also display the contents of the FruitMenu Items folder inside of your Library folder, launch applications and shell scripts from the Apple Menu and contextual menus, to allow easy file navigation and launching.

To make the haxie completely flexible and customizable, you can assign hotkeys to particular menu items.


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