(defun tx-greet ()
(message "Hello Tim!"))
(defun tx-menu ()
(define-key lisp-interaction-mode-map [menu-bar tx]
'(menu-item "TX Test" tx-greet)))
I get the expected menu item at the top level, but clicking on it does
nothing - well, it grabs focus, the item is highlighted and you have
to click again to release focus.
So, what am I doing wrong?
Doing just what you said works for me. I get a `TX Test' menu at the top
level. Clicking it shows the message `Hello Tim!'. I used a recent Windows
build of Emacs 24 (emacs -Q).
Did you test with `emacs -Q'?
Did you remember to do `M-x t-menu'? ;-)
Did you look in *Messages* for the message (in case it was too quick).
Did you already have a *scratch* buffer (or other buffer in Lisp
If so, try killing it and revisiting (recreating) it.
(But if you see the menu `TX Test' then it should be OK.)
You can also try running the functions on `menu-bar-update-hook'.
Or (run-hooks 'activate-menubar-hook 'menu-bar-update-hook).
But again if you see `TX Test' then it should be OK.
(IOW, I don't know what's wrong, sorry.)
thanks for the response. It doesn't work for me with emacs -Q. I get the menu
item right before the lisp-interaction menu, but clicking on it just
highlights it and nothing happens, except the focus is stolen and you cannot
do anything until you click on it a second time. There is nothing in the
messages buffer apart from the tx-greet and tx-menu lines that are added when
you evaluate the functions. I can run tx-greet and it does what it should and
running the tx-menu adds the entry which does nothing. There is no other
I'm running a recent (last couple of days) version of emacs 24 from bzr. I'll
update and try again. Sems odd it will work for you but not me when we are
running similar versions, but a windows build v linux 64bit build. I'll also
try with latest emacs 23 and see if I get the same issue.
It would be good if someone else can try on Linux (especially 64bit) and it
would be interesting to know if it works with a build using the old X11 libs
rather than gtk, just to rule that out as the difference.
If nobody can see a problem with the code I'm using, I'm suspecting it is
either a bug or an undocumented feature (i.e. cannot have menu acitons at the
top level, only sub-menus since the same code appears to work fine if it is in