A patent application recently filed by Apple reveals that the computer maker is looking to reduce the amount of junk on your desktop by consolidating menu items and making them scrollable when touched, AppleInsider reports.
By touching an area of the screen, menus and commands would be activated (such as the pictured Shut Down menu).
Keeping these types of commands off the screen would theoretically allow for more screen real estate for Apps running. This would definitely prove useful for the smaller-screened iOS devices like the iPhone, iPod Touch, and even the new iPod Nano.
Icons in Apple's patent are displayed in several different ways, from scroll bars to a Cover Flow-like interface.
What menu items would you like off your screen and in hidden touch menus? Let me know in the comments!