guimenuitem — The name of a terminal menu item in a GUI.


guimenuitem ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

No additional attributes.


A guimenuitem identifies a terminal selection from a menu in a graphical user interface. In particular, this is distinct from a menu (guimenu) and a submenu (guisubmenu). The distinction between a guimenuitem and a guisubmenu is simply whether or not the selection is terminal or leads to an additional submenu.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


These elements contain guimenuitem: bridgehead, caption (db.html.caption), citation, citetitle, classsynopsisinfo, contrib, emphasis (db.emphasis), entry, enumitemdescription, firstterm (db.firstterm), funcsynopsisinfo, glosssee, glossseealso, glossterm (db.glossterm), link, literallayout, member, menuchoice, meta (db.meta.content), olink, orgdiv, para, phrase (db.phrase), primary, primaryie, programlisting, quote (db.quote), refdescriptor, refentrytitle, refname, refpurpose, remark, screen, secondary, secondaryie, see, seealso, seealsoie, seeie, seg, segtitle, simpara, subtitle, synopsis, synopsisinfo, td, term, termdef, tertiary, tertiaryie, th, title, titleabbrev, tocentry, userinput.


The following elements occur in guimenuitem: text, abbrev, accel, acronym, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, coref, date, emphasis (db._emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), quote (db._quote), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.

See Also

Related elements: accel, guibutton, guiicon, guilabel, guimenu, guisubmenu, keycap, keycode, keycombo, keysym, menuchoice, mousebutton, shortcut.


 1 |<article xmlns=''>
   |<title>Example guimenuitem</title>
   |<para>You can exit from GNU Emacs with the keyboard shortcut
 5 |<keycombo><keysym>C-c</keysym><keysym>C-x</keysym></keycombo>
   |or by selecting <guimenuitem>Exit Emacs</guimenuitem> from
   |the <guimenu>Files</guimenu> menu.
10 |</article>

You can exit from GNU Emacs with the keyboard shortcut C-cC-x or by selecting Exit Emacs from the Files menu.