Menus in Gnome applications work in much the same way as other
applications. The left mouse button is used to select a menu. You can
either click the mouse button on the menu or else hold the mouse
button down over the menu. In both situations the menu will stay until
you make a choice or else click somewhere else on the window.
Generally there are four types of menu items. The first have a right
pointing arrow and lead to further sub-menus. The second type may
have a small icon and some text followed by three dots. These items
lead to dialogues that ask for further information. The third type
also may have a small icon followed by some text but no dots. These
items perform their action immediately on selection. Finally, some
menu items represent options that can be turned on and off.
All Gnome applications have at least a File menu and a
Help menu. The File menu contains at least an
Exit with keyboard shortcut to Ctl+Q. The
Help menu contains an About item which opens a dialogue
that identifies the application, author, version and date.
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