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Menus

The Finder—and most other Mac OS programs—offers menus full of options. There are four types of menus in Mac OS X:

  • A pull-down menu appears on the menu bar at the top of the screen (Figure 8).

    Figure 8. The menu bar offers pull-down menus.

  • A submenu appears when a menu option with a right-pointing triangle is selected (Figure 9).

    Figure 9. A submenu appears when you select a menu option with a right-pointing triangle beside it.

  • A pop-up menu, which displays a triangle (or arrow), appears within a window (Figures 10 and 11).

    Figure 10. Pop-up menus can appear within dialogs.

    Figure 11. To display a pop-up menu, click it.

  • A contextual menu appears when you hold down while clicking an item (Figure 12).

    Figure 12. A contextual menu appears when you hold down while clicking.


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