PowerGUI Script Editor Menu Bar Items Grayed Out

[Update: The config file, named BarManagerLayoutFile.xml is likely responsible for this weirdness is located in your user's application data folder.  
Win7 - C:\Users\MyUserName\AppData\Quest Software\PowerGUI
WinXP - C:\Documents and Settings\MyUserName\Application Data\Quest Software\PowerGUI
Play w/ the settings changing them from False to True.  Looking @ my own, most are set to True.
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Summary:
Weird issue, I open PowerGUI’s script editor one morning and my menu bar items are all grayed out.  This makes it so that I can't use my mouse to select File, Edit, View, Go, Debug, Tools, or Help.  Reinstallation doesn’t seem to help either.
Solution:
  1. Right-click in the menu bar area and select “Customize:”
    • powergui_customize
  2. Highlight “Menu Bar” and whatever other buttons/menus are grayed out and click the reset button.
    • PowerGUI_Customize_MenuBar
  3. The Menu Bar and other toolbars should now be un-grayed out unless they are supposed to be.
Configuration:
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • PowerGUI Script Editor 2.0.0.1082

2 comments:

SYOUNG said...

When I click the "Reset" button, the toolbar and manu become enable but when I click the "Close" button the toolbar and menu get disabled again. I'm also running Windows7 32bit and PowerGUI Script Editor 2.0

K. Chris Nakagaki (Zsoldier) said...

Check the settings within the "BarManagerLayoutFile.xml" file. It's located under your user profile AppData directory. Usually something like this: C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Quest Software\PowerGUI.

In there seems to be all the controls that enable and disable those menu bar items. Essentially, you'll want to change most settings in the xml to true. Experiment.