Sure you can add links to external program to the screen real estate gobbling task bar, but what about the menu bar? You know, all that wasted space to the right of the HELP menu…
You ‘ll need to close GoldMine and open your username.ini with notepad or a similar utility. I’m partial to PSPad, but it’s not necessary for this task.
To achieve the results in the screenshot, I opened DOUG.INI and added the following section at the end:
Opt2=&Remote Support,"C:\Program Files\UltraVNC\vncviewer.exe" -listen 5500,,8
You’ll want to modify the displayed name and shortcut for your item(s) accordingly.
The ,,8 part is very important as this is what tells GoldMine to make these items menus of their own instead of adding them to the other menus (File, Edit, Tools, etc.)
Filenames with spaces in their paths should have quotes around them (as in the remote support tool line, above.)
You can define an ALT-_ shortcut key by prefacing the shortcut letter with an & symbol, as I’ve done with the G and R keys, respectively, in my example. Be sure you don’t duplicate one of the existing menu’s shortcut keys, though!