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Special Edition Using® Mac® OS X v10.2 by Brad Miser

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Understanding and Using Standard Mac OS X Application Menus

Just like all versions of the Mac OS, applications that are designed to work on the Mac follow certain conventions when it comes to the menus that they provide. Although applications can provide more menus than the “core” set of standard menus, they are not supposed to provide fewer.

CAUTION

The information in this section is based on standard Mac OS X menus for Cocoa applications. Classic applications provide Mac OS 9 menus, whereas Carbonized applications provide a mixture of the two sets of menus. For example, all Carbonized applications provide an Application menu, but not all provide Cocoa's Format menu.

Some application menus under Mac OS X aren't much different from those under ...

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