No good for me, as I need to call subs from the user's selection. Frustrating, as all the available documentation I've seen refers to 'the OSs native functions' for popping the menu down. I really don't want the user to have to remember to press 'Esc' to get rid of the menu!
Windows manages to do this with its own apps, why can't Perl?
Thanks a lot for all your help anyway!!! I've got it semi-working now but will leave it turned off by default, activatable by user option as an experiment until I find something better.