F1 Help Menu
- If you do not want the F1 Help menu entry in the Main menu, add 'set NOF1=1' to the \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file.
- If you want to make your own Help menu, copy \_ISO\e2b\grub\ENG\F1.cfg to \_ISO\F1.cfg. You can then edit the contents of \_ISO\F1.cfg (for test purposes only).
Once it looks OK, set a LANG value in your \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file (e.g. if "%LANG%"=="" set LANG=MIKE and place your STRINGS.txt file and F1.txt file in the \_ISO\e2b\grub\MIKE folder and edit these as you wish). That way the E2B files will not be changed and when you update E2B to a later version, you will not lose any of your changes.
- If you want the hotkey F1 to work in all menus and not just the Main menu, then add some lines of code into your \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file. Example lines are in the \_ISO\Sample_MyE2B.cfg file for your reference (remove the ### comment characters):
# Make the F1 key show the Help Menu from any menu (uncomment 3 lines below) - you can put your own help file in \_ISO\F1.cfg
if exist /_ISO/F1.cfg ()/%grub%/hotkey [F1] "configfile /_ISO/F1.cfg" > nul && goto :f1skp
if exist /%grub%/%LANG%/F1.cfg ()/%grub%/hotkey [F1] "configfile /%grub%/%LANG%/F1.cfg" > nul && goto :f1skp
if exist /%grub%/ENG/F1.cfg ()/%grub%/hotkey [F1] "configfile /%grub%/ENG/F1.cfg" > nul
If you use a LANG setting to change the language, then the F1.cfg file from that language folder will be used.
Make sure to save the F1.cfg file in UTF-8 format using NotePad to preserve any non-ASCII characters.
Tip: If you want the help text to be displayed over the top of the wallpaper (instead of a plain background), you must add 'call Fn.70 3' and 'clear' below each title menu entry, e.g.
title About Easy2Boot\n Introduction to E2B
call Fn.70 3
etc. etc. more lines here...
Check that all the text is readable against the background wallpaper. Blog page here.