Customizing the Tools Menu

Silk Test Workbench lets you add menu items to its Tools menu. These menu items make it easy to open a program that you use often. Adding menu items is similar to using shortcuts, as they offer are quick ways to get to the programs and documents that you use often. For example, if you create a custom menu item for Notepad, you can start it from the Tools menu without having to stop working in Silk Test Workbench.

Do not click Add after you enter the information for the new command. This adds another blank entry as (new tool) which will then be visible as an item in the Tools menu.

  1. Click Tools > Customize Tools. The Customize dialog box opens.
  2. To create a new item, click Add. The Menu Contents list displays a blank entry as (new tool). The (new tool) entry also displays in the Menu Text text box.
  3. In the Menu Text text box, type a name for the menu item. This name will appear in the Tools menu. For example, if you want to the menu item to start Notepad, you can type Notepad.
  4. In the Command text box, click Browse and navigate to and select the file that executes the menu item. To select the file, highlight it and click Open in the Select Program dialog box. You can also type the path and file name in the Command text box if you know it.
  5. In the Arguments text box, type any parameters needed to execute the file in the Command text box. Leave this text box empty if there are no command requirements.
  6. In the Initial Directory text box, enter the path and directory that contains the original item or any related files needed by the file executed by the menu item. Sometimes, programs need to use files from other locations. You may need to specify the folder where these files are located so that the file executed by the menu item can find them.
  7. Click OK. The Customize dialog box closes, and the item is added to the Tools menu.