Monterey's Menus - A Key Mac Feature
Essential Apple User Magazine|January 2022
Whether it’s a pull-down menu accessed by clicking on the top bar of your desktop or a contextual menu found by right-clicking or ctrl-clicking on a file or folder, you need to know how to use your menus if you are to get the most out of your Mac and Monterey. Here’s a guide to your Mac’s menus.

The Apple Menu

1 The Apple menu is found in the top left corner of the desktop. To open it, click on the Apple icon once, then choose an option. It’s always there, whatever it is that you’re doing on your Mac.

2 About This Mac shows you technical information about your computer. Tabs at the top of this window let you delve further, looking at its Display, Storage and more; you can get a full report by clicking the System Report button.

3 The System Preferences option opens the Mac’s System Preferences, which we discuss later in this book.

4 This option opens the App Store. If updates are available for your Mac or any of its apps.

5 Hover your pointer over the Recent Items option to see the sub-menu showing apps, documents and servers you’ve recently used.

6 Click here for the Force Quit window. This window lists all currently open applications and notes if any of them are unresponsive, that is, they’ve crashed. You can force a crashed app to quit from here.

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