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Pulldown or pull-down menus are common features of many programs that run under windowing systems. They are sometimes called drop-down menus.

  1. Using your mouse (or other pointing device), move the cursor to the menu bar.
  2. Press and hold a mouse button, usually the left one (but see click for information about multiple mouse buttons). A list of choices should appear.
  3. Still holding down the mouse button, move the mouse so the cursor is on the choice you want.
  4. Release the mouse button.

In many menus you will see an arrow on the right side of some of the menu choices. This usually indicates the use of cascading menus (which see).

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