How to customize the menu bar of Confluence's editor?

Confluence (in my case: v4.2.2) provides easy access to a number of macros in the 'insert' drop down menu. More macro options are available at the bottom of the list in an extra window.

When working with confluence I realize that most macros we use quite often are in the extra macro window, while we rarely use the predefined dropw-down macros at all. Is there a way to customize the content od the drop down menu?

I know that the macros are also available by auto comple, but many of the guys I am working with are more comfortable with a menu solution (so they don't have to memorize macro names.)

Many thanks inadvance.

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Hallo Marcel

We've just published a tutorial that does this very thing, by adding a plugin:

https://developer.atlassian.com/display/CONFDEV/Adding+an+Option+to+the+Editor+Insert+Menu

I hope this helps. :)

Cheers, Sarah

Great, thanks to you and Giuliano for your answers.

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One way you can do this customization is to modify the .xml file that maps the entries in the 'Browse' dropdown to the appropriate links. The .xml is located inside <confluence_install>/confluence/WEB-INF/lib/confluence-x.x.x.jar. Extract that and locate ./plugins/space-tabs.xml within.

Somewhere in there you should see:

<web-item key="space-administration" name="Admin Tab" section="system.space" weight="70">
		<label key="space.admin" />
		<link linkId="space-admin-link">/spaces/editspace.action?key=$generalUtil.urlEncode($helper.spaceKey)</link>
        <condition class="com.atlassian.confluence.plugin.descriptor.web.conditions.HasSpaceCondition"/>
        <condition class="com.atlassian.confluence.plugin.descriptor.web.conditions.SpacePermissionCondition">
            <param name="permission">administer</param>
        </condition>
        <tooltip key="browse.space.admin">
            <param name="param1">$helper.space.name</param>
        </tooltip>
    </web-item>

You can modify the option performing the changes on specify "<web-item key>";

Stick this modified .xml in the following location so that it overrides the standard one in the .jar (you may need to create the 'plugins' directory:

confluence_install/confluence/WEB-INF/classes/plugins/space-tabs.xml

Restart Confluence and see how it goes.

Remember to backup any files that will be modified before perform the action.

Cheers

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