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CHDK allows you to create a custom menu to suit your needs, allowing easy access to frequently used items (up to 14 entries). This menu can be setup to open before the Main Menu when you press the Menu key in <ALT> mode. It can also be setup to open automatically when you open <ALT> mode (no Menu key press needed).
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[[File:UserMenu2.png|right]]CHDK allows you to create a custom menu to suit your needs, allowing easy access to frequently used items (up to 14 entries). This menu can be setup to open before the Main Menu when you press the Menu key in <ALT> mode. It can also be setup to open automatically when you open <ALT> mode (no Menu key press needed).
   
 
The User Menu can be very useful as the default ‘Main Menu’ can be difficult to navigate and is sometimes confusing to new users.
 
The User Menu can be very useful as the default ‘Main Menu’ can be difficult to navigate and is sometimes confusing to new users.
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By default the User Menu is empty and only accessible from '''‘Main menu>OSD parameters>User Menu’'''.
 
By default the User Menu is empty and only accessible from '''‘Main menu>OSD parameters>User Menu’'''.
   
Before you use it you need to assign menu items to it and (optionally) set shortcut to access it.
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Before you use it you need to assign menu items to it and (optionally) set a shortcut to access it.
==Editing the User menu==
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==Editing the User Menu==
#In <ALT> mode press {{Button|MENU}} to enter the CHDK Main menu and navigate to '''“OSD parameters”'''.
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#In <ALT> mode press {{Button|MENU}} to enter the CHDK Main menu and navigate to '''“CHDK Settings"  -> "Menu Settings”'''.
#Set the “'''User Menu Enable"''' option to''' "Edit"'''. ''Now although nothing appears to have changed '''<u>you are actually in "Edit" mode</u>!'''''
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#Scroll down to the “'''User Menu Edit"''' option and press the {{Button|Func/Set}} button.  An empty User Menu will appear if there is nothing yet defined in the User Menu'''''.'''''
#Now by selecting any menu item on any of the menus and pressing the {{Button
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#Press the {{Button|Func/Set}} button again to activate a popup window showing the various edit options.
|ERASE}} button (or {{Button|HALF SHOOT}} on some cameras) you will be adding the selected item to the "User menu". You will see an "Acknowledge Pop-up" window after you add each menu entry''.''
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#Press the {{Button|Func/Set}} button again on the Add & Remove Menu items to add entries from the CHDK menus to the User Menu. Using just the up & down arrow keys and the {{Button|Func/Set}} button, navigate the CHDK menus until you find the entry you want to add to the User Menu.
#Repeat the last step to add further menu items as required.
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#Press the right arrow button and answer Yes to the resulting popup window to add a menu entry to the User Menu.
#When you have finished navigate back to '''“Main menu>OSD parameters>User Menu”'''. You should now see all the items you added to your menu (plus a link back to the main menu). Note you are still in 'Edit Mode'.
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#Repeat the above process until you have selected all the entries you wish to add to the User Menu.
#If you want to '''delete '''any of the items you added, go the User Menu while still in "Edit Mode" and select that item. Press the {{Button|ERASE}}button (or {{Button|HALF SHOOT}} on some cameras) and the entry will be delted.
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#Press the {{Button|Menu}} button to return to the User Menu. You should now see all the items you added to your menu. Note that you are still in 'Edit Mode'.
#If you want to rearrange an item on your menu, select that item and use the {{button|ZOOM OUT}} and {{button|ZOOM IN}} buttons to move the item up or down in the menu list.
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#Press the {{Button|Func/Set}} button for other 'Edit Mode' functions like adding a script or module to the User Menu, or to delete items from the User Menu.
==Assigning a menu shortcut==
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#You can change the order of items in the User Menu while you are in 'Edit Mode' by pressing the left or right arrow keys to move the currently highlighted menu item up or down.
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#Press the {{Button|Menu}} button one final time to exit 'Edit Mode'.
   
Navigate back to “'''Main menu>OSD parameters'''” and set the “'''User Menu Enable'''" option as desired. Options are:
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Note : CHDK also allows you to add script names to the User Menu. This provides a quick method of selecting which script is currently loaded - a handy shortcut to your favorite scripts without going through the full file browser window.
*''''Edit'''' - Turns on 'Edit mode' (described above).
 
*''''On Dire(ct)'''' – User menu displays directly after entering <ALT> mode
 
*''''On'''' – After entering <ALT> mode when “'''User Menu as Root'''” (next menu item) is ''''disabled' '''the user menu displays by pressing {{Button
 
|HALF SHOOT}} + {{Button|MENU}}. When "User Menu as Root” is ''''enabled' '''the user menu displays by pressing {{Button|MENU}} (the ‘Main menu’ is now accessed by pressing {{Button|HALF SHOOT}} + {{Button|MENU}}).
 
*'''‘Off’''' – User menu is only accessible via “Main menu>OSD parameters>User Menu”
 
   
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==Using the User Menu==
   
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Navigate to “'''Main menu>CHDK Settings>Menu Settings'''” menu and set the “'''User Menu Enable'''" option as desired. Options are:
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*'''‘Off’'''– User menu is only accessible via “Main menu>OSD parameters>User Menu”
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*''''On'''' – After entering <ALT> mode :
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**when “User Menu as Root” is ''''disabled' '''the user menu is displayed by pressing {{Button
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|HALF SHOOT}} + {{Button|MENU}}.
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**when "User Menu as Root” is ''''enabled' '''the user menu displays by pressing {{Button|MENU}} (the ‘Main menu’ is now accessed by pressing {{Button|HALF SHOOT}} + {{Button|MENU}}).
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*'''<nowiki>On Dire(ct)'</nowiki>'''– User menu displays immediately on entering <ALT> mode (does not require the{{Button|MENU}}key to be pressed)
   
'''Customizing hint / reminder:''' Some CHDK features require 2 or more options that work together. An example, "Override Shutter Speed" might also need its associated "Value Factor" selection and the "Shutter Speed Enum Type" if you frequently change that too. Be sure to copy any related menu items together so they are still available where you need them in your custom menu.
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==Customizing Hints==
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Some CHDK features require two or more options that work together. An example, "Override Shutter Speed" might also need its associated "Value Factor" selection and the "Shutter Speed Enum Type" if you frequently change that too. Be sure to copy any related menu items together so they are still available where you need them in your custom menu.
 
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Latest revision as of 03:44, November 6, 2014

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CHDK allows you to create a custom menu to suit your needs, allowing easy access to frequently used items (up to 14 entries). This menu can be setup to open before the Main Menu when you press the Menu key in <ALT> mode. It can also be setup to open automatically when you open <ALT> mode (no Menu key press needed).

The User Menu can be very useful as the default ‘Main Menu’ can be difficult to navigate and is sometimes confusing to new users.

By default the User Menu is empty and only accessible from ‘Main menu>OSD parameters>User Menu’.

Before you use it you need to assign menu items to it and (optionally) set a shortcut to access it.

Editing the User MenuEdit

  1. In <ALT> mode press MENU to enter the CHDK Main menu and navigate to “CHDK Settings"  -> "Menu Settings”.
  2. Scroll down to the “User Menu Edit" option and press the Func/Set button.  An empty User Menu will appear if there is nothing yet defined in the User Menu.
  3. Press the Func/Set button again to activate a popup window showing the various edit options.
  4. Press the Func/Set button again on the Add & Remove Menu items to add entries from the CHDK menus to the User Menu. Using just the up & down arrow keys and the Func/Set button, navigate the CHDK menus until you find the entry you want to add to the User Menu.
  5. Press the right arrow button and answer Yes to the resulting popup window to add a menu entry to the User Menu.
  6. Repeat the above process until you have selected all the entries you wish to add to the User Menu.
  7. Press the Menu button to return to the User Menu. You should now see all the items you added to your menu. Note that you are still in 'Edit Mode'.
  8. Press the Func/Set button for other 'Edit Mode' functions like adding a script or module to the User Menu, or to delete items from the User Menu.
  9. You can change the order of items in the User Menu while you are in 'Edit Mode' by pressing the left or right arrow keys to move the currently highlighted menu item up or down.
  10. Press the Menu button one final time to exit 'Edit Mode'.

Note : CHDK also allows you to add script names to the User Menu. This provides a quick method of selecting which script is currently loaded - a handy shortcut to your favorite scripts without going through the full file browser window.

Using the User MenuEdit

Navigate to “Main menu>CHDK Settings>Menu Settings” menu and set the “User Menu Enable" option as desired. Options are:

  • ‘Off’– User menu is only accessible via “Main menu>OSD parameters>User Menu”
  • 'On' – After entering <ALT> mode :
    • when “User Menu as Root” is 'disabled' the user menu is displayed by pressing HALF SHOOT + MENU.
    • when "User Menu as Root” is 'enabled' the user menu displays by pressing MENU (the ‘Main menu’ is now accessed by pressing HALF SHOOT + MENU).
  • On Dire(ct)'– User menu displays immediately on entering <ALT> mode (does not require theMENUkey to be pressed)

Customizing HintsEdit

Some CHDK features require two or more options that work together. An example, "Override Shutter Speed" might also need its associated "Value Factor" selection and the "Shutter Speed Enum Type" if you frequently change that too. Be sure to copy any related menu items together so they are still available where you need them in your custom menu.

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