NiftyMenu -- Automatically Recreate a macOS App Menu Bar in HTML

Did you ever want to re-create the macOS Main Menu in HTML to show stuff related to your app? It's hard for me to accept that anyone would ever build this, but Brett Terpstra did.

Check out the live HTML demo. This is so weird! It's like you're running a Mac desktop in your browser.

If you write documentation for your app that includes menus, and you want to automate the process, taking into account the ever-changing nature of an app's menu during development, niftymenu might be just your thing! The menu can be grabbed from any app, and it comes with, well, nifty features for taking screenshots.

Broken Help Menu Breaks Rather Unpredictably

Last week, I wrote about the Help menu bug that seems to "freeze" apps inasmuch as it makes them not handle any keyboard input. The thing is, I cannot always reproduce this issue. I rebooted my system and just couldn't break the behavior anymore. Which sounds an awful lot like running the system for a while and using it in a specific way might affect the Help menu's behavior. But I don't know which steps you need to take to reproduce this. It's puzzling me. With Daniel Jalkut and a beta tester of my latest app having experienced the same issue, I know I'm not alone. Or crazy. Just clueless.

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