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Chapter 4. Working on the Mac OS X Desktop > Working with Mac OS X Menus

Working with Mac OS X Menus

One of the strengths of the Mac OS is that it has always featured certain menus that were very similar in all applications. Although the “standard” menus in Mac OS X are different than they were in previous versions of the OS, they are still consistent on the desktop and from application to application.

The Mac OS X Apple Menu

One of the staples of the Mac desktop has been the Apple menu. The Apple menu's main purpose has always been to provide access to certain items while you were working on the desktop as well as from within any application. Under previous versions of the Mac OS, the best thing about the Apple menu was that you could completely customize its contents so that you could access anything on your Mac from it.


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