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ALSO CALLED: Graphical Interfaces, Graphical User Interfaces
DEFINITION: A menu is a set of options presented to the user of a computer application to help the user find information or execute a program function. Menus are common in graphical user interfaces (GUIs) such as Windows or the Mac OS. Menus are also employed in some speech recognition programs.In a graphical drop-down menu, clicking on an item (text word, button or icon) causes a list of new items to appear below  … 
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GUI DEFINITION (continued): …  that item. An example can be seen by clicking on one of the text words such as "File" or "Edit" in the horizontal list at the top of the screen in a Windows application. Clicking on an item in the menu executes the indicated function or generates another menu. In a variant of the drop-down menu called a fly-out, the list appears to the side of the clicked item. A pop-up menu appears above the clicked item when the main list is at the bottom of the window or screen. A menu may occasionally appear with apparent spontaneity at a random location in a window. This type of menu, … 
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