Term used to describe a software 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, as opposed to a non menu-driven program.
Within an open program, the user clicks the "File" option from the drop down menu bar and selects Quit.
User presses the "!" key and then presses the "q" key to quit the program.
A menu-driven environment like most programs in Microsoft Windows is easier for users as it is a graphical environment and allows the user to navigate using the 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.