Menus are used either to invoke an action from a fixed list of choices or to set an option within an application.

The Amiga's menu system is a very appealing part of the user interface for a number of reasons:

Menu Anatomy

The menu system consists of the menu bar which shows the name of each menu, a drop-down menu under each name showing the list of choices (also known as menu items), and an optional group of secondary choices called a submenu, which are attached to a menu item. Submenus should appear to the right of the menu.

Fig. 6.1: Elements of the menu system.