Mobile device users can use the Menu to access applications. Pressing the Home / Menu key opens the Menu, where the user may browse and select an application. The Menu was previously called Application Shell and the Home / Menu key was called Applications key . In addition to direct access to applications, related applications can be collected in folders.
Applications are presented as a grid of items by default. User can select a customized version of the Menu layout, such as a list. The default grid layout is 3 x 4 (portrait) or 4 x 3 (landscape), that is 12 icons. Pressing the Selection key opens an application and closes the Menu.
For more details on the landscape orientation, see Symbian UI with rotation .
The user can organize the order of applications, create folders and move applications into folders within the Menu. The folders created in a Menu are customizable (the user can add and remove folders) and can have unlimited sub-folders to allow a hierarchically organized structures. The customizing functions are available in the Options menu. In addition, the layout of the Menu can also be customized.
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