The file menu allows you to load, save, and export projects and import MIDI files and Hydrogen files.
New creates a new project
New from template creates a new project from a selected template
Open gives you a dialog to choose an existing project file to open
Recently opened projects opens up a sub-menu listing all the recently opened project files.
Save saves the current project. (For a new project, this functions as "Save As").
Save As gives you a dialog to choose a location to name and save your project in. (You can also save your project as a template by clicking on the file-type drop-down menu within the dialog.)
Save as new version saves the current project to a new file by adding numbers to the end of the original project name, starting with 01.
Save as default template replaces the default template that LMMS opens upon initialization.
Import allows you to import MIDI and Hydrogen files as new instrument and B+B patterns.
Export allows you to record your project to a file. (Currently, only .wav, .ogg, and .mp3 are supported for Audio exports.)
Export Tracks allows you to export stems of your project file to a selected folder.
Export MIDI allows you to export your project's midi data as a .mid file.
Quit exits LMMS. You will be asked if you want to save your project if changes were made since
Undo/Redo do exactly as their names imply, they can also be accessed via the keyboard shortcuts
The third option is Settings, which opens the Settings dialog.
Song Editor, Beat+Baseline Editor, Piano Roll, Automation Editor, FX Mixer, Project Notes, and Controller Rack all focus/open their respective windows.
Volume as dBFS toggles between the default LMMS percentage system and the industry standard dBFS system. Smooth scroll toggles between instantly snapping to the playerhead position when playing the project, and a smooth transition. Enable note labels in piano roll toggles labeling notes with their note name in the piano roll.
As of 1.3, the window toggles are:
Beat & Bassline Editor (Ctrl+2)
The only option currently in this menu is the LADSPA Plugin Browser. It can be used to view information about available LADSPA Plugins.
There are three items:
Online Help opens the manual (you are here).
What's This? changes your cursor into a help cursor that you can use to click on any part of a LMMS window to see its function/purpose.
About gives you a dialog that lists: LMMS program version, its home page, its key developers, translation information if you are using LMMS in a language other than English, and the GNU GPL license that the software is released under.