Each Emacs frame normally has a menu bar at the top which you can use to perform common operations. There's no need to list them here, as you can more easily see them yourself.
On a graphical display, you can use the mouse to choose a command from the menu bar. A right-arrow at the end of a menu item means it leads to a subsidiary menu, or submenu. A ‘...’ at the end of a menu item means that the command invoked will prompt you for further input before it actually does anything.
Some of the commands in the menu bar have ordinary key bindings as well; if so, a key binding is shown in parentheses after the item itself. To view the full command name and documentation for a menu item, type C-h k, and then select the menu bar with the mouse in the usual way (see Key Help).
Instead of using the mouse, you can also invoke the first menu bar
item by pressing <F10> (to run the command
You can then navigate the menus with the arrow keys. To activate a
selected menu item, press <RET>; to cancel menu navigation, press
On text-only terminals with no mouse, you can use the menu bar by
typing M-` or <F10> (these run the command
tmm-menubar). This lets you select a menu item with the
keyboard. A provisional choice appears in the echo area. You can use
the up and down arrow keys to move through the menu to different
items, and then you can type <RET> to select the item.
Each menu item also has an assigned letter or digit which designates that item; it is usually the initial of some word in the item's name. This letter or digit is separated from the item name by ‘=>’. You can type the item's letter or digit to select the item.blog comments powered by Disqus