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The Menu tab allows you to customize the main menu bars as well as the context menus.

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You can customize the Default, the SQL, the Design, the Database Data Comparison, and the Database Schema Comparison menu bars.

 

The Default menu is the one visible when no SQL Editor or Design Editor or Data Comparison windows are open in DatabaseSpy.

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The SQL menu is the menu bar that is displayed when at least one SQL Editor window has been opened.

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The Design menu is the menu bar visible when at least one Design Editor window has been opened.

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The Database Data Comparison menu bar is visible when at least one Data Comparison window has been opened.

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The Database Schema Comparison menu bar is visible when at least one Schema Comparison window has been opened.

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Menu animations and menu shadows

You can choose from among several menu animations if you prefer animated menus. The Menu animations drop-down box provides the following options:

 

None (default)
Unfold
Slide
Fade

 

The Menu shadows check box, which is checked by default, can be deactivated if you do not want all your menus to have shadows.

 

 

To customize a menu:

1.Select the menu bar you want to customize from the Show Menus for combo box.
2.Click the Commands tab, and drag the commands to the menu bar of your choice.

 

 

To delete commands from a menu:

1.Select the menu option Tools | Customize to open the Customize dialog box.
2.Do one of the following:

 

Right-click the command or icon representing the command and select the Delete option from the context menu.
Drag the command away from the menu, and drop it as soon as the check mark icon appears below the mouse pointer.

 

 

To reset either of the menu bars:

1.Select either the Default, the SQL, the Design, or the Database Data Comparison entry in the Show Menus for combo box.
2.Click the Reset button just below the menu name. A prompt appears asking if you are sure you want to reset the menu bar.
3.Click Yes.

 

 

To customize any of the context menus (right-click menus):

1.Select the context menu from the Select context menu combo box. The context menu you selected appears.
2.Click the Commands tab, and drag the commands to the context menu.

 

 

To delete commands from a context menu:

1.Select the menu option Tools | Customize to open the Customize dialog box.
2.Do one of the following:

 

Right-click on the command or icon representing the command and select the Delete option from the context menu.
Drag the command away from the context menu, and drop it as soon as the check mark icon appears below the mouse pointer.

 

 

To reset any of the context menus:

1.Select the context menu from the combo box.
2.Click the Reset button just below the context menu name. A prompt appears asking if you are sure you want to reset the context menu.

 

 

To close a context menu window:

Do one of the following:

 

Click the Close icon at the top right of the title bar.
Click the Close button of the Customize dialog box.

 

 

To change the appearance of menus:

1.If you want animated menus, select the appropriate option from the Menu animations drop-down box.
2.If required, deactivate the Menu shadows check box.

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