A container that usually contains menu elements. On the Macintosh, the menubar is displayed along the top of the screen, and all non-menu related elements inside the menubar will be ignored. To look native (at least on Windows), the menubar element needs to be placed inside a toolbox element.

More information is available in the XUL tutorial.

grippyhidden, statusbar
accessibleType, statusbar


<menubar id="sample-menubar">
  <menu id="action-menu" label="Action">
    <menupopup id="action-popup">
      <menuitem label="New"/>
      <menuitem label="Save" disabled="true"/>
      <menuitem label="Close"/>
      <menuitem label="Quit"/>
  <menu id="edit-menu" label="Edit">
    <menupopup id="edit-popup">
      <menuitem label="Undo"/>
      <menuitem label="Redo"/>


SeaMonkey only
Type: boolean
When set to true, the grippy will be hidden. When set to false, the default, the grippy will be shown.
Type: id
If you set this attribute to the id of a statusbar element, the label on the statusbar will update to the statustext of the items on the menu as the user moves the mouse over them.


Type: integer
A value indicating the type of accessibility object for the element.
Type: id of statusbar element
Gets and sets the value of the statusbar attribute.

Inherited Properties
align, , allowEvents, , boxObject, builder, , , , className, , , , , collapsed, contextMenu, controllers, database, datasources, dir, , , flex, height, hidden, id, , , left, , maxHeight, maxWidth, menu, minHeight, minWidth, , , , , , , observes, ordinal, orient, , pack, , persist, , , , ref, resource, , , , , statusText, style, ,, tooltip, tooltipText, top, width


Inherited Methods
addEventListener(), appendChild(), blur, click, cloneNode(), compareDocumentPosition, dispatchEvent(), doCommand, focus, getAttribute(), getAttributeNode(), getAttributeNodeNS(), getAttributeNS(), getBoundingClientRect(), getClientRects(), getElementsByAttribute, getElementsByAttributeNS, getElementsByClassName(), getElementsByTagName(), getElementsByTagNameNS(), getFeature, getUserData, hasAttribute(), hasAttributeNS(), hasAttributes(), hasChildNodes(), insertBefore(), isDefaultNamespace(), isEqualNode, isSameNode, isSupported(), lookupNamespaceURI, lookupPrefix, normalize(), querySelector(), querySelectorAll(), removeAttribute(), removeAttributeNode(), removeAttributeNS(), removeChild(), removeEventListener(), replaceChild(), setAttribute(), setAttributeNode(), setAttributeNodeNS(), setAttributeNS(), setUserData

menu, menuitem, menulist, menupopup, menuseparator

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