[texworks] do scripts support context menus?

Marco Canini marco.canini at gmail.com
Wed May 25 13:25:27 CEST 2011


thanks for the info. Perhaps something that would still satisfy me is
the ability to associate a shortcut to a script. Can that be done?

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 1:25 AM, Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Marco,
> AFAIK at present there is no way to directly use an altered context
> menu with scripting, but it has been sort of potentially flagged as a
> possibility.
> You may be able to connect mouse clicks to an editor window using
> hooks, but I do not know how stable that would be, and Stefan provided
> notes in November 2010, that suggested that meanwhile those parts of
> the Tw scripting api should be left alone - you can look through
> http://twscript.paulanorman.com/docs/html/TexWorksQtScripting.htm and
> the chm download version http://twscript.paulanorman.com/docs/  for
> "TeXworks Script Api functions and properties"
> There was a detailed discussion back in April last year including this...
>>     5) Introduce a new script type ("multi", "mixed", ... ideas welcome)
>>     that defines only functions. There is one special function (e.g.
>>     init())
>>     that gets called when the TWScript object is created. Its purpose
>>     is to
>>     register menu items, toolbar items, hooks, ... (whatever comes to
>>     mind).
>>     Each of them gets connected to a function provided by the script.
> http://tug.org/mailman/htdig/texworks/2010q2/002685.html
> And another discussion involving me where adding the whole script menu
> to the rightcontext menu was mooted.
> <Just_some_thoughts>
> Perhaps there could be new part of script header (or just altering the
> current // Context: operatoin) that indicates which menus a script
> should appear in?
> Then using the same kind of business logic as presntly, it and its
> directory folder only appear in menus indicated as is currently done?
> (Even if you have a directory under scripts it is not added to the
> Script menu unless it has a valid Tw .qt or .js .py .lua in it.)
> Possibly something like altering // Context:  current options to have
> the current settings to continue to refer to their current main menu
> locations (supports legacy scripts), and instead of C++ looking for a
> single option here currently
> PDFDocument or TeXDocument
> It could look for one or more collection members instead and apply all
> choices present, perhaps two additional memebers of such a collection
> - PDFDocument-ContextMenu  and TeXDocument-ContextMenu
> So the script header portion could sometimes look like this for some reason ...
> // Context: TeXDocument  TeXDocument-ContextMenu  PDFDocument-ContextMenu
> And so on.
> </Just_some_thoughts>
> You may find from what Stefan and Jonathan have already flagged in
> older threads, that there are better plans - much more wide sweeping
> as well (positioned menu subtrees buttons toolbars etc ...).
> Paul
> On 25 May 2011 02:22, Marco Canini <marco.canini at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I would like to make a script that when I right click on a \input{...}
>> command it shows an 'Open file' in the context menu. Is that doable
>> with the current API (0.4 r759)?
>> I reckon implementing the same functionality triggered by CTRL + left
>> click or double click on the \input{...} command would be more complex
>> and the API doesn't support that. Am I right?
>> Thanks
>> --
>> Marco Canini

Marco Canini

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