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-:''This article applies to Thunderbird and Firefox.''+Most (if not all) of the knowledge base articles related to [[:Category:Firefox |Firefox]], [[:Category:Thunderbird |Thunderbird]] and [[:Category:SeaMonkey| SeaMonkey]] refer to the menu sequences used in Windows. In the Linux and Mac versions of these applications, however, the menu sequences sometimes differ, as shown below.
-Nearly all of the kb articles refer to Windows menu sequences, but these sometimes differ in Linux and Mac OS X. Will list them up here and then this article can be linked in other articles where appropriate to prevent confusion or unnecessary editing of kb articles ([[Installing an SMIME certificate|example]]).+==Firefox and Thunderbird==
 +'''Note:''' Starting in Firefox 4, the Menu bar is hidden by default on Windows Vista and above. To access Options (and other menu items), either click the [≡] button in the right corner of the main toolbar (for Firefox versions previous to 29.0, click the [[#Application button|Firefox button]] in the upper-left corner of the title bar) or press the "Alt" key to temporarily show a hidden Menu bar (check View &rarr; Toolbars &rarr; Menu&nbsp;Bar to keep the Menu bar visible at all times).
-The headings below describe the menu sequences in '''Windows''', with their equivalents in Linux and Mac OS X listed below for each. Will make it pretty later. +{| {{prettytable}}
 +! Menu item || Windows || Linux || Mac OS X
 +|-
 +! Options / Preferences
 +| Tools &rarr; Options... || Edit &rarr; Preferences || Firefox &rarr; Preferences... <br>Thunderbird &rarr; Preferences...
 +|-
 +|-
 +! Account&nbsp;Settings (Thunderbird)
 +| Tools &rarr; Account&nbsp;Settings... || Edit &rarr; Account&nbsp;Settings || Tools &rarr; Account&nbsp;Settings...
 +|-
 +|}
-=="Tools -> Extensions"==+===Application button===
-* '''Linux''': (same as Windows)+Recent versions have a summarizing menu to access frequently used items. This is either an application button located in the upper-left corner of the title bar or, starting in Firefox 29.0 and Thunderbird 17.0, a [≡] button in the right corner of the main toolbar.
-* '''Mac OS X''': +
 +{| {{prettytable}}
 +! Menu item || Windows || Linux || Mac OS X
 +|-
 +! Options / Preferences
 +| Options &rarr; Options... || Preferences &rarr; Preferences || Preferences &rarr; Preferences...
 +|-
 +|-
 +! Account&nbsp;Settings (Thunderbird)
 +| Options &rarr; Account&nbsp;Settings... || Preferences &rarr; Account&nbsp;Settings || Preferences &rarr; Account&nbsp;Settings...
 +|-
 +|}
-=="Tools -> Themes"==+==SeaMonkey==
-* '''Linux''': (same as Windows)+{| {{prettytable}}
-* '''Mac OS X''': +! Menu item || Windows || Linux || Mac OS X
 +|-
 +! Preferences
 +| Edit &rarr; Preferences... || Edit &rarr; Preferences... || SeaMonkey &rarr; Preferences...
 +|-
 +! Account&nbsp;Settings (Mail)
 +|Edit &rarr; Mail & Newsgroups Account&nbsp;Settings... || Edit &rarr; Mail & Newsgroups Account&nbsp;Settings || Edit &rarr; Mail & Newsgroups Account&nbsp;Settings
 +|}
 +If you come across other menu differences, feel free to add them to the above.
-=="Tools -> Options..."==+== See also ==
-* '''Linux''': "Edit -> Preferences"+[[Mouse behavior in Linux]]
-* '''Mac OS X''': +
- +==External links==
-=="Tools -> Account Settings..."==+*[https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Menu+bar+is+missing Menu bar is missing (Firefox Support)]
-''(Thunderbird only)''+*[https://addons.mozilla.org/thunderbird/2023/ Preferences Mover] extension moves preference or option related menus to the generic location.
-* '''Linux''': "Edit -> Account Settings"+*[https://addons.mozilla.org/thunderbird/710/ Menu Editor] extension.
-* '''Mac OS X''':+*[http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/specs/threepane/MailMenus.html Three pane mail UI specifications]
- +*[http://mozillalabs.com/messaging/messaging-menu/ Ubuntu Unity Messaging Menu] support
- +Equivalents
-==Others?==+*[http://www.online-tech-tips.com/mac-os-x/mac-equivalents-of-windows-software-and-features/ Mac equivalents of windows software and features]
-''(Please add below...)''+*[https://askubuntu.com/questions/388151/what-is-the-ubuntu-equivalent-of-the-windows-start-menu What is the Ubuntu equivalent of the Windows start menu]
 +
 +[[Category:Firefox]]
 +[[Category:Thunderbird]]
 +[[Category:Mozilla Suite]]
 +[[Category:SeaMonkey]]
 +[[Category:Linux]]
 +[[Category:OS X]]

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Most (if not all) of the knowledge base articles related to Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey refer to the menu sequences used in Windows. In the Linux and Mac versions of these applications, however, the menu sequences sometimes differ, as shown below.

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Firefox and Thunderbird

Note: Starting in Firefox 4, the Menu bar is hidden by default on Windows Vista and above. To access Options (and other menu items), either click the [≡] button in the right corner of the main toolbar (for Firefox versions previous to 29.0, click the Firefox button in the upper-left corner of the title bar) or press the "Alt" key to temporarily show a hidden Menu bar (check View → Toolbars → Menu Bar to keep the Menu bar visible at all times).

Menu item Windows Linux Mac OS X
Options / Preferences Tools → Options... Edit → Preferences Firefox → Preferences...
Thunderbird → Preferences...
Account Settings (Thunderbird) Tools → Account Settings... Edit → Account Settings Tools → Account Settings...

Application button

Recent versions have a summarizing menu to access frequently used items. This is either an application button located in the upper-left corner of the title bar or, starting in Firefox 29.0 and Thunderbird 17.0, a [≡] button in the right corner of the main toolbar.

Menu item Windows Linux Mac OS X
Options / Preferences Options → Options... Preferences → Preferences Preferences → Preferences...
Account Settings (Thunderbird) Options → Account Settings... Preferences → Account Settings Preferences → Account Settings...

SeaMonkey

Menu item Windows Linux Mac OS X
Preferences Edit → Preferences... Edit → Preferences... SeaMonkey → Preferences...
Account Settings (Mail) Edit → Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings... Edit → Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings Edit → Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings

If you come across other menu differences, feel free to add them to the above.

See also

Mouse behavior in Linux

External links

Equivalents