Re: [code] [textadept] Menu functions

From: Qwerky <>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:22:39 -0600

Hi Gabriel,

Oh, that's the code I was referring to in my previous message--so you're
the author! Well, thanks for all your work on that!

One thing, though.  While perusing your code, I thought I read that I
would need to recompile in order to use it.  Is that actually the case
(since I'm on Windows, and therefore can't recompile it)?  If it doesn't
need for textadept to be recompiled, then I'd be happy to install and
play with it.


On 2019-07-23 14:20, Gabriel Dubatti wrote:
> Hi Qwerky,
> El 23/07/2019 a las 16:12, Qwerky escribió:
>> Hi.  When the main menu (or sub-menu of main menu) is open and an
>> item is highlighted, it seems that clicking the right mouse button
>> results in the item being executed, just the same as clicking the
>> left mouse button.  Also, no keys respond (apart from
>> navigation/selection -- up/down/left/right/enter/esc), including the
>> context-menu key.
>> My question is:  is there a way that I (or someone) could code up
>> something so that right-clicking would bring up a context-menu for
>> the selected item, or a way that selected keys could be active when
>> the menu is open?
>> Second, also related to menus:  is there a way that I (or someone)
>> could code up something so that menu items could have an icon, such
>> as a check-mark, to the left of the item when the item is active?  I
>> did see some code linked from the wiki, which allowed this type of
>> functionality, but it seems that that package replaced the entire
>> menu system?  At any rate, its code was way over my head.  And
>> further, I believe that it required re-compiling, which can't be done
>> on Windows?
>> Failing all of the above, perhaps I could achieve certain things by
>> use of a dialog box.  Could someone point me to a good resource to
>> teach one how to create dialog boxes (GTK+??), that could be used in
>> TextAdept?
>> Thanks!
>> qwerky
> I've been making some changes to textadept.c for some years now to
> allow to check and gray menus and also draw controls like toolbars.
> You can check my github at .
> Unfortunately, I'm very busy right now and I'm afraid I can't help you
> if the documentation on the wiki is not enough for you.
> You can check it anyway. You may find something useful.
> Cheers,
> Gabriel

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