Menu Terminology

A menu or a submenu is a list of commands. Table 7-1 lists and illustrates some of the menus in GNOME GUIs. Use the terms in Table 7-1 when you need to refer to a particular menu.

Note that you do not need to specify the name of a menu when you refer to commands on the menu. For example, you can write "To add an object to a panel, right-click on the panel, then choose Add to Panel".

Table 7-1Menu Terminology
Menu Example
Applet popup menu
Desktop menu
Main Menu
Menu item popup menu
Panel popup menu
Panel object popup menu
Window Menu

For more detailed information on the terms in Table 7-1, see Appendix A ― Recommended Terminology.