Ok, got a program with two XIB files. Now, I want something happening in my secondary XIB file to affect the "enabled" status of some of the menu items in MainMenu.XIB. I created 3 NSMenuItem outlets in the windowController subclass for my seconary XIB file in the hopes that I could connect them using FirstResponder. However, that's not working. Now I know I could move the outlets to the "Controller" class and use Notifications, but I'm wondering if there's a way to do this without notifications. So, does anyone have any suggestions, or do I have to do the notification thing.