In article <bdcgrp$rqb9f$1ID-46967.news.dfncis.de>,
cpliu <chanciusliuDeleteThis> wrote:
The menu is called the "contextual menu".> I'm writing a simple instruction on download a file from a link (instead of
> getting unexpected result trying to link to it). On windows, it's right-
> mouse click and select "Save Target As..." for IE. On Mac, I know you keep
> you mouse pressed longer and the context sensitive menu (?) would come up.
> What is the formal term used to describe the prolonged press? delayed mouse
> click? What is the menu called? pull-down menu?
There's no formal term for the 'prolonged press'. Doentation usually
just said something like "hold down the mouse button until the menu
appears". The 'prolonged press' is no longer used anyway, it has no
effect on Mac OS X.
Instead, we just use control-click. If we have a 2-button mouse,
right-click will also work. These worked on Mac OS 9 too.