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My version of Chrome has just upgraded to version 22 and the spanner (or wrench) menu button has changed to three horizontal lines!?

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This is going to be very confusing for all those reading documentation that refers to a "spanner menu".

So, what do I now call the "spanner" menu that is no longer a "spanner"?

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It is called the Chrome menu (according to Google). Picture from the site:

Click the Chrome menu enter image description here on the browser toolbar

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text is indexed by search engines, images are not ;) (also the jpeg artifacts were kinda bugging me...) –  Sathya Sep 28 '12 at 14:12

The three bars are also known as Hamburger Navigation - presumably since they (very) loosely resemble a hamburger!

See http://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/32877/what-is-this-side-menu-called-that-can-be-found-in-many-multi-touch-apps-and-wh

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I believe "hamburger navigation" refers to the stacking panels as presented in the question you've linked, not the icon itself. –  gronostaj Oct 27 '13 at 13:33
    
It might be so originally, but I'm certainly not the only one to interpret the icon that way: google.co.uk/search?q=3+lines+hamburger (ignoring any random baby ultrasound results!) –  yochannah Oct 27 '13 at 13:49

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