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Questions about interface menus, placement and addition of them. Menus are a common user interface feature that allow users to interact with applications.

Menus are one of the primary ways to interact with applications in a GUI interface. Menus are typically accessed through one of two ways.

  • Clicking on a particular menu at the top of the screen (e.g. the File menu or Edit menu)

  • Right clicking to bring up a context menu

Menus contain common actions for applications. Often these actions are accessible via keyboard shortcut.

As of Ubuntu version 11.04, application menus are typically found in a global menu at the top of all screens. Before this version, application menus were contained in the application window itself.

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