Hamburger menu

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Hamburger menu iconThe hamburger menu or hamburger icon is a name given to the menu icon found in newer programs and websites that hides the traditional File menu. Alternatively referred to as the hotdog menu or three-line menu, using the hamburger menu makes it easier to view program options on mobile devices. The icon gets its name because it looks like a hamburger or a top and bottom bun with a meat patty in between the buns.

In the picture is an example of the hamburger menu icon in Mozilla Firefox that is highlighted by the red box. Once this icon is pressed the file menu options and other program options are displayed.

Is there a shortcut key for the hamburger menu?

Unfortunately, there is no universal shortcut key for the hamburger menu. However, many programs on a computer that have the hamburger menu still allow you to press the Alt key on the keyboard to either show the file menu or get to the hamburger menu.

Cell phone terms, File menu