Ben's Palm Software > Ben's Menus 1.2

Ben's Menus gives you better control over the behavior of menus on your Palm. It makes the Menu Bar and Popup Menus faster and easier to use.

With this hack installed, you can open an application's Menu Bar by tapping in, or dragging from, the top left corner of the screen. Ben's Menus also allows you to tap and drag to use Popup Menus.

Instead of having to tap once to open the menu, and once to choose an item, do it all in one smooth drag!

(c) 1999-2003 Ben Levitt


Ben's Menus requires you to have PalmOS 2.0 or higher, and HackMaster (by Daggerware ) installed on your Palm. Please register Hackmaster if you like and use Ben's Menus.

Install "BensMenus.prc" just as you would any other Palm application, using the "Install" option of your Palm Desktop software. Then, on your Palm, open HackMaster and check the box next to "Ben's Menus".

Files in this distribution:

BensMenus.prc - The good stuff.
ReadMe.txt - This document.
Licence.txt - GPL Licence Agreement. - The CW source for this hack.

Ben's Menus Settings

The control panel for Ben's Menus gives you precise control over the behavior of Menus on your Palm. This description of the settings is also available from the Settings window on the handheld.

Advanced Settings:

The default values for the Advanced Settings work pretty well for most people, but feel free to change them if you want to. (If you use non-standard settings here, please let me know what settings you prefer so I can get a feel for what people like.)

Version History

- Integrated the old Thwart OS 3.5 feature into the basic behavior of the hack so that it's automatically used when it should be.
- Fixed the bug that let you use "0" for the delay trigger or drag trigger values.
- Miniscule speed improvemets
- New default settings for better default usability
- Fixed some errors in the docs. (Probably added new ones.)

- Changed OS 3.5-thwarting scheme to be more compatable.

- Cleaned up code for release.
- Changed default advanced settings.

- Added OS 3.5-thwarting feature.
- Changed name to "Ben's Menus".

- Added control Panel.

- Changed popup implementation to be more compatible.

- Added popup support.

- First stage of the MenuHack-- only worked the MenuBar, not popups.

For more info, feature requests or bug reports, please email me at

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the license, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.