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cpliu wrote: > What is the formal term used to describe the prolonged press? delayed mouse > click? What is the menu called? pull-down menu? Prolonged press to bring up a menu doesn't really have one, as the standard on Mac is generally to control-click or right-click for a contextual menu. I'd still call it a contextual menu, though....

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    cpliu wrote:
    > What is the formal term used to describe the prolonged press? delayed mouse
    > click? What is the menu called? pull-down menu?
    Prolonged press to bring up a menu doesn't really have one, as the
    standard on Mac is generally to control-click or right-click for a
    contextual menu. I'd still call it a contextual menu, though.

    Steven Fisher Guest

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    In article <bdcgrp$rqb9f$1ID-46967.news.dfncis.de>,
    cpliu <chanciusliuDeleteThis> wrote:
    > 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?
    The menu is called the "contextual 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.
    Wayne C. Morris Guest

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    cpliu wrote:
    > 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?
    Make sure you also cover the case for 2 button mouses. Many (most?) of us
    replace the Apple mouse with something with 2 buttons (and a scroll wheel).

    --
    Jerry Gardner
    [email]jg2-usenetgardnerclan.net[/email]
    Jerry Gardner Guest

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    Thank you all for the suggestions. I like "click and hold." I will also
    add info on 2 button mice.

    Best,


    cpliu

    cpliu Guest

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    Wayne C. Morris wrote:
    > In article <bdcgrp$rqb9f$1ID-46967.news.dfncis.de>,
    > cpliu <chanciusliuDeleteThis> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>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?
    > The 'prolonged press' is no longer used anyway, it has no
    > effect on Mac OS X.
    It still works here in certain programs (IE, Mozilla) - I shall miss it
    when it finally goes.

    Thom

    Thom White Guest

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