The menu in the upper left-hand corner of your screen which contains the system preferences, shutting down, restarting, and logging in capabilities.
interface: The menu on the left end of the menu bar designated by an Apple symbol. It gives access to miniature applications called Desk Accessories, such as the Calculator and Scrapbook. Under System 7, you can put aliases of applications and documents into the Apple Menu Items folder (in the System folder), and they will appear under the Apple Menu. You can get really fancy by putting one or more spaces in front of your aliases' names to move them to the top of the list, and by getting one of the third-party utilities that turns the Apple menu into a hierarchical menu.
A menu in the top left hand corner of the screen (in the menu bar) represented by a small apple. Desk accessories are usually located here. See also Apple Menu Items Folder.