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Main Menu Bar

Main Menu Bar

Description

Often shortened to simply Main Menu, the Main Menu Bar consists of several menu items, or words, that cause a Menu containing various functions and commands, or Actions, relating to that word to be displayed when the item is activated.

On a computer running the Windows operating system, the Main Menu Bar is typically anchored to the top edge of the Main Window, of the application. On a computer running the Mac OSX operating system, the Main Menu Bar for an application is integrated into the system-wide Menu Bar, which is anchored to the top edge of the Desktop/Screen when that application is active.

Activating a menu item is typically done by positioning your cursor over the item and clicking on it. Alternatively, pressing the [Alt] key on your keyboard will change the meaning of what pressing the keys on your keyboard does and allow you to use them to navigate the various menus. The arrow keys allow you to move from item to item, and the [Enter] key acts the same as if you clicked the item with your cursor.

In some cases, the words on menu items will have one of its characters underlined. This signifies that pressing the [Alt] key and then the corresponding character key on the keyboard will act as if you clicked the item with your cursor.

Configurations

Each Layout is responsible for maintaining its own configuration of the Main Menu Bar, as well as each Action in each of the various Menus. There are two default configurations that are included with DAZ Studio 4.x, Simple and Advanced.

The Default Simple configuration is used by:

The Default Advanced configuration is used by:

Parent Elements

Below is a list of interface elements that the Main Menu Bar can exist within:

  • Mac OSX Menu Bar
  • Main Window - The main window of the application.

Child Elements

Below is a list of interface elements that relate to the Main Menu Bar:

  • Menu - An interface element that serves as a container for a list of commands or functions, known as Actions.