a menu bar with many items to perform common tasks in an application, often visible from the main window or all windows of an application.

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What is the best way to display per-tab commands or actions?

I am working on a multiple document interface Windows application. We're using tabs to represent open documents for editing. I have three levels of possible commands: Global Per-tab Per-sub-tab ...
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Toolbar at the bottom of the screen

In IE in Windows 8, the toolbar/addressbar in Internet Explorer is at the bottom of the screen. Is there any research or study that supports this kind of layout?
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Does sinking part of a toolbar help split it into separate functional parts?

For a product just shipped, I needed to separate a single horizontal toolbar into 2 distinct parts: the first for file operations, the second for editing/navigation operations. Because I added the ...
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Interface for image editor app with many tools for small touchscreens?

I'm making an image editor app for phones with touchscreens. It will have tools that are similar to related desktop applications like brush, pencil, rubber, mask, smudge, crop, text etc. tools. For a ...
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How many toolbars?

We're developing a desktop application for accountants and lawyers. One of its feature is document management. There are several actions users can do about documents, so we are doubtful about how ...
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QuickBooks UI and (still on) buttons position criteria

My company is redesigning one of its accounting software. Intuit's QuickBooks is something that be considered in the same market field, so I took a look at its UI. Here is the invoice management: ...
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What examples are there of animated toolbar icons? [closed]

Are there applications (including web applications) that have animated toobar icons? I would imagine they would only animate on hover/mouse over, but I'd be interested to show someone this so we can ...