The menu structure uses a standard set of menu-bar items that leads to predefined pull-down menus. Choices in pull-down menus are categorized by the type of action they represent.
For more information, see the Menu Guidelines reference page.
The window menu provides choices that let the user change the size and location of the window and gain access to functions and settings specific to the window manager or workspace.
For more information, see the Window Menu reference page.
Table 7 describes the standard menu-bar items.
Table 7. Description of Menu-Bar Items
|File||Contains choices that let the user identify a file to be used by the application or perform actions with the data it contains or represents. For example, the Open choice allows a user to choose a file to be invoked by the application; the Print choice allows the user to print the data the application contains. Generally, actions included in this menu are those that display, transfer, or store the information associated with the application.|
|Edit||Contains choices typically used when editing, such as Cut and Paste.|
|View||Contains choices that affect the arrangement and presentation of the view in the window such as Sort and Change View.|
|Options||Contains choices that enable the user to customize an application.|
|Help||Contains choices that let a user refer to the online help available for the various parts of the interface. It can also provide access to an online tutorial for a product or operating system.|