Drop-Down Menus 

A drop-down menu appears when the user clicks its label, which remains visible when the menu is hidden. Drop-down menus are typically grouped together in a menu bar, just under the title bar of a surface. Common drop-down menus and their commands are shown in the following table.

Standard Drop-down Menu Command Description


Contains commands pertaining to an entire file or resource, such as: New, Open, Close, Save, Save As, Send To, Print, and Exit.


Contains editing commands (usually pertaining to a subset of a file, such as a selected item), such as Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, Redo, Find, Replace, and Delete. The commands on this menu also appear on the shortcut menu of a selected object.


Contains commands that change the appearance of the surface, such as Toolbars, Status Bar, Large/Small Icons, Details, Thumbnails, Arrange Icons, Choose Columns, Customize, and Refresh. The commands on this menu also appear on the shortcut menu for the surface.


Contains commands that open additional information, such as Help Topics and About [component name].

The default drop-down menu commands differ in MMC. For more information about the standard MMC menu commands, see the Actions Pane topic

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