Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Help menu in a program.

A program that is operated using file menus instead of using commands. Below is an example of how a user may quit a menu-driven program instead of a non menu-driven program.


In a menu-driven program, the user clicks the "File" option from the drop-down menu bar and selects "Quit."


The user presses the "!" key and then "q" key to quit the program or may use a command like the exit command.

A menu-driven environment, like most programs in Microsoft Windows, is easier for users as it is a graphical environment navigated with a mouse. A non-menu-driven environment like the command line can be quicker but requires more memorization and is more difficult for new computer users.

Drop-down menu, Menu, Menu bar, Operating system terms, Software terms