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-Most (if not all) of the knowledge base articles related to [[:Category:Firefox |Firefox]], [[:Category:Thunderbird |Thunderbird]] and [[:Category:Mozilla Suite|Mozilla Suite / 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. +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.
-'''Note:''' Starting in Firefox 4, the Menu bar is hidden by default on Windows 7/Vista. To access Options and other menu items, either click the Firefox Button at the top of the browser window or press the "Alt" key to temporarily show a hidden Menu bar.+==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).
-==Firefox and Thunderbird== 
-  
{| {{prettytable}} {| {{prettytable}}
! Menu item || Windows || Linux || Mac OS X ! Menu item || Windows || Linux || Mac OS X
|- |-
! Options / Preferences ! Options / Preferences
-| Tools -> Options... || Edit -> Preferences || Firefox -> Preferences... <br>Thunderbird -> Preferences... +| Tools &rarr; Options... || Edit &rarr; Preferences || Firefox &rarr; Preferences... <br>Thunderbird &rarr; Preferences...
|- |-
|- |-
-! Account Settings (Thunderbird)+! Account&nbsp;Settings (Thunderbird)
-| Tools -> Account Settings... || Edit -> Account Settings || Tools -> Account Settings...+| Tools &rarr; Account&nbsp;Settings... || Edit &rarr; Account&nbsp;Settings || Tools &rarr; Account&nbsp;Settings...
|- |-
|} |}
-==Mozilla Suite and SeaMonkey==+===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.
 + 
 +{| {{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...
 +|-
 +|}
 + 
 +==SeaMonkey==
{| {{prettytable}} {| {{prettytable}}
! Menu item || Windows || Linux || Mac OS X ! Menu item || Windows || Linux || Mac OS X
|- |-
! Preferences ! Preferences
-| Edit -> Preferences... || Edit -> Preferences... || Mozilla Suite -> Preferences... <br> SeaMonkey -> Preferences...+| Edit &rarr; Preferences... || Edit &rarr; Preferences... || SeaMonkey &rarr; Preferences...
|- |-
-! Account Settings (Mail)+! Account&nbsp;Settings (Mail)
-|Edit -> Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings... || Edit -> Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings || Edit -> Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings+|Edit &rarr; Mail & Newsgroups Account&nbsp;Settings... || Edit &rarr; Mail & Newsgroups Account&nbsp;Settings || Edit &rarr; Mail & Newsgroups Account&nbsp;Settings
|} |}
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==External links== ==External links==
-*[https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Menu%20bar%20is%20missing Menu bar is missing (Firefox Support)] at support.mozilla.com+*[https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Menu+bar+is+missing Menu bar is missing (Firefox Support)]
*[https://addons.mozilla.org/thunderbird/2023/ Preferences Mover] extension moves preference or option related menus to the generic location. *[https://addons.mozilla.org/thunderbird/2023/ Preferences Mover] extension moves preference or option related menus to the generic location.
*[https://addons.mozilla.org/thunderbird/710/ Menu Editor] extension. *[https://addons.mozilla.org/thunderbird/710/ Menu Editor] extension.
*[http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/specs/threepane/MailMenus.html Three pane mail UI specifications] *[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 *[http://mozillalabs.com/messaging/messaging-menu/ Ubuntu Unity Messaging Menu] support
- +Equivalents
 +*[http://www.online-tech-tips.com/mac-os-x/mac-equivalents-of-windows-software-and-features/ Mac equivalents of windows software and features]
 +*[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:Firefox]]
[[Category:Thunderbird]] [[Category:Thunderbird]]
[[Category:Mozilla Suite]] [[Category:Mozilla Suite]]
 +[[Category:SeaMonkey]]
[[Category:Linux]] [[Category:Linux]]
[[Category:OS X]] [[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.

Contents

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