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maxinterface.json question

Jul 05 2009 | 11:20 pm

I’m trying to add a "Check for Updates…" item to the Help menu of a standalone I’ve built.

In the maxinterface.json file, I have done the following:

In the "commands" section, I have
{ "message" : "phonehome",
"label" : "Check for Updates…",
"target" : "max",
"href" : ""

In the "menus" section, I have added "phonehome" to both the "commands_runtime_mac" and "commands_runtime_windows" "Help" menus.

When I launch my standalone, I see Check for Updates… under the Help menu, but it doesn’t launch the web browser and go to the URL. Any suggestions on what I’m missing? Thanks.

Jul 09 2009 | 6:16 pm


Jul 09 2009 | 8:21 pm

You’ll have to use menubar object. I doubt that there’s a way to change the Help menu easily though.

Jul 09 2009 | 10:42 pm

Yeah, that’s what I was running into. I can put the item under another menu prompt, I just thought it made more sense under the Help menu like many other programs do. Thanks.

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