Press vs. keep

Subject: Press vs. keep
From: "Broberg, Mats" <mats -dot- broberg -at- flir -dot- se>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 15:29:33 +0100

Dear listmembers,

What is your opinion about "press" vs. "keep" when it comes to buttons on
instruments etc?

To the best of my knowledge, you PRESS A BUTTON if there's a brief contact
between your finger and the button but you KEEP A BUTTON DOWN if the contact
is a bit longer.

However, I seldom see this distinction in operator's manuals nowadays.

Mats Broberg
Technical Documentation Manager
FLIR Systems AB

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