Atomic Beef 1.3
Another crappy alias menu item.
What is Atomic Beef?
Atomic Beef is an app/file menu item launcher. Put items in the Atomic
Beef Menu Items Folder, and they will appear in the Atomic Beef menu
item. It's slow and pokey, but it works.
Why is Atomic Beef?
I dunno. I just felt like writing my own app/file launcher menu item I
guess. It kinda sucks, putting lots of items in the Atomic Beef Menu
Items can make Atomic Beef take forever to startup.
How do I use it?
Double click the icon to launch. To add items to the menu, choose "Open
Atomic Beef Folder..." from the menu and put files, folders, aliases,
whatever in there. To add a menu separator, simple create an empty
folder or file and give it a name with the extension .separator, like
"Pictures.separator". You can change the separator extension to be
whatever you want in the preferences, though. You can also set it to
skip items begining with a defined character (like "~"), skip empty
folders, limit the depth of folders it will display, etc.
WARNING : Adding lots of items (like 100 or
more) to the Atomic Beef Menu folder will cause it to take a long time
to load the menu. You have been warned. It's the damn Cocoa
"NSWorkspace -iconForFile" API. I haven't figured out a work around yet,
but I'm still trying.
WARNING : Adding lots of images to the Atomic
Beef Menu Folder with "Show Image Previews" turned on will cause it to
take a long time to load the menu. You have been warned, again.
How much does it cost?
Free, of course. It's not the best app/file launcher in the world (PiquantMenu is), so you get what you pay for.
Version 1.3: Universal binary version.
• Fixed a bad bug when running under Mac OS X 10.2 where refreshing
the menu caused the app to die silently. Thanks to Lawrence Hargett for
• The Finder-window-always-popping-open-thingy has been fixed.
Version 1.1: Added three new icon colors to choose from for people who use themes with Mac OS X.
Version 1.0: Initial release. Vroony.
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.
Atomic Beef is 159% Freeware. Atomic Beef may be freely distributed, as
long as no fees are collected for it. You do not have to contact
StimpSoft™ or the author for permission to distribute this application.
Actually, I would prefer it if you just left me alone. Really.