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7.7. Menus

The menu bar at the top of the screen is the most instantly recognizable part of the Mac user interface. It has been there since the original Mac in 1984 and, although the look has changed several times, is still there on a modern OS X system.

A menu in a restaurant is a list of all of the dishes that are served. Often, it will be broken down into various sections—appetizer, main course, and so on—giving a hierarchical set of options to users of the restaurant. A menu in an application should be no different. Everything that you can do with the application should be exposed via the menu system.


  

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