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I would like to somehow retrieve a list of all current admin menu items, even the ones created by themes/plugins. Is it possible?

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This great answer helped me get there. Basically need to use $GLOBALS['menu']; to access an array of all menu items and then can use that data :)

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<?php
if (!function_exists('debug_admin_menus')):
function debug_admin_menus() {
    global $submenu, $menu, $pagenow;
    if ( current_user_can('manage_options') ) { // ONLY DO THIS FOR ADMIN
        if( $pagenow == 'index.php' ) {  // PRINTS ON DASHBOARD
            echo '<pre>'; print_r( $menu ); echo '</pre>'; // TOP LEVEL MENUS
            echo '<pre>'; print_r( $submenu ); echo '</pre>'; // SUBMENUS
        }
    }
}
add_action( 'admin_notices', 'debug_admin_menus' );
endif;
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