tear-off menu

tear-off menu

An on-screen menu or palette that can be moved off of its primary position and relocated to any part of the screen.
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The user interface features configurable window management, customizable toolbars and tear-off menus.
Specific improvements in ease-of-use include simplified menus, a powerful toolbar with tool tips, support for multiple open documents, pop-up menus, tear-off menus, and several enhancements to on-screen formatting.
Because the new Motif/COSE CDE - compliant desktop is based on a native Unix port rather than a PC port (like most other vendors), the new StP OO tools are able to make much more extensive use of the latest Motif look-and-feel enhancements including drag-and-drop, mnemonics , accelerators and tear-off menus.