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Motif and CDE 2.1 Style Guide Reference
The window menu is a pull-down menu that is accessed from the window menu
button on the title bar of a window. It contains choices that affect the
window and choices specific to the operating environment.
Figure 76. Window Menu.
When to Use
RequiredPlace all the choices that allow a user to change the properties of a
window, such as its size and position, in the window menu.
RequiredProvide a window menu for each modeless window unless configured by the
user or the application.
RequiredIn conjunction with the Menu Guidelines reference page, use Table 33 to decide which of the choices listed to include in the window menu, and how
to organize them.
Table 33. Window Menu Choices
RequiredIf you provide a default menu item for the window menu, make it the Close
choice, except for the window icon box's window menu.
RequiredDisplay the window menu for a window or for its corresponding window icon
when it has input focus and the user presses Shift Esc or AltSpace. When the
user presses these keys, remove the window menu if it is displayed.
RequiredMake the window menu the pop-up menu of the window icon.
RecommendedUse a window's window menu as the pop-up menu of its window frame.
RecommendedDesign your application so that you or the user can add more choices
(other than a tear-off choice) to its window menus.
RequiredWhen the user chooses the Refresh choice, update the window or screen to
reflect the current state of the underlying data.
RequiredWhen the user chooses the Lower choice in a primary window, lower that
window to the bottom of the stacking order. When the user chooses the Lower
choice in a secondary window, lower the secondary window and it's primary
window, when appropriate.
OptionalWhen the user chooses Remote Host, display an information message that
contains information about the host on which the application (or task
responsible for the data displayed in that window) is running. It should
include, at the very least, the host name of the machine.
Essential Related Topics
For more information, see the Menu (Control) and Stacking Order
Supplemental Related Topics
For more information, see the Icon, Maximize (Choice), Menu Bar (Menu
Type), Minimize (Choice), Restore (Choice), and Size (Choice) reference pages.
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