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stickyclick_v12.sit (7.27 KB)
MD5: 1e3b1baf749fd8e1f3742835e00ecff9
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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StickyClick-source.sit (17.46 KB)
MD5: 34db84890575bb9b842774a227f6bc0a
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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StickyClick_v2.0d1.sit (11.41 KB)
MD5: afc087ab7d92e119d80eb97bd12696bc
For System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

StickyClick is a system extension that brings Mac OS 8-style "sticky menus" to System 7.

one afternoon I wrote the original StickyClick, written with PatchWorks in about 3 hours. (Getting it to feel right took most of the time.)

StickyClick patches PostEvent and shunts a mouseUp event from being posted if:

  1. the mouse is in the menubar, or came from _popupmenuselect
  2. the mouse hasn’t moved more than ~two pixels from where it went down
  3. the mouse has been down less than half of doubleclick time.

The effect of this is that if you want to drag around on menus, StickyClick stays nicely out of your way. And if you want to navigate by a single click to initiate the menu selection process, that’s easy too.

— excerpt from "• readme •" (2nd DL)

DL#1: v1.2 (use this version in most cases)
DL#2: v1.2 source code (in THINK C). Includes extension, source code, plus the (unfinished) source for v2.0d1.
DL#3: v2.0d1 (unfinished)

See also
PopUp Folder

Architecture: 68k

Excellent when used in emulators running System 7.x.

Not necessary in Mac OS 8.0 or later.


lilliputian's picture
by lilliputian - 2019, June 11 - 12:28am

What are the differences between 1.2 and the (unfinished) 2.0d1?

EDIT: Nevermind, I see in the readme for the source that it adds keyboard navigation to menus. Interesting!

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by 3371-Alpha - 2016, September 8 - 3:38am

True, you've got a point. Plus StickyClick is much leaner in terms of HDD space in comparison to the Appearance Manager. I guess the point I was trying to make was that if you already have the Appearance Manager installed, then you don't need this.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, September 8 - 12:07am

obsoleted by the Appearance Manager for System 7

But for those of us who wish to keep their original SSW 7 desktops clean & without the addon Appearance Manager and it's Platinum look - StickyClick works beautifully Smile

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by 3371-Alpha - 2016, September 7 - 9:53pm

This is largely obsoleted by the Appearance Manager for System 7. The Appearance Manager not only gives you the OS 8 Platinum appearance & UI behavior (such as sticky menus) but also allows you to run some OS 8 apps as well.

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, August 5 - 2:19am

@mrdav: Thanks for the source code. The readme doc (in MORE 3 format) says the code is for v1.2 and 2.0d1 - and recommends using the stable v1.2 only, as the 2.0 is unfinished.

Date stamp errors yours? I can fix these with close approximations if you'd like.
[Edit] Not much happening here so I went ahead and re-upped the source file. Not original time-stamps but looks more like it should...

Also: Daxeria; Thank you for making this page and adding the archive. I have relied on and used StickyClick for years. Somehow I had assumed this software would already have been here, 'til now.

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by mrdav - 2016, August 5 - 12:21am

I uploaded some source code. The date stamps are all wrong (old Mac with dead battery).