Re: Speed menu vs shortcut menu

Subject: Re: Speed menu vs shortcut menu
From: "Subash" <subash_tc -at- speedpost -dot- net>
To: Kirsty -dot- Taylor -at- mincom -dot- com, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 21:13:48 -0800

Hi Kirsty,

The term, "speed menu" is synonymous with "context menu." I have come
acrosss the term in a couple of web pages of Windows-based products, but
I don't think it is a popular term. "Speed menu" is not replacing
"context menu" or "shortcut menu" in any way because users are familiar
with the terms and leading players in software like Microsoft don't
endorse it. Do a search in google and you will come across a lot of
instances of the word, speed menu.

It may be neologism arised out of a (creative) writer's urge to
communicate to the users that they can use a "fast and easy shortcut" by
right-clicking rather than clicking a menu and selecting an option. :)


Kirsty -dot- Taylor -at- mincom -dot- com said:
> I've just come across a term in some training that I'm not familiar with
> and want to check if it's one that's common in the industry (or in the
> industry in the US). The training's in Business Objects and they refer to
> 'speed menus'. This is for the menu you get when you right click on a
> screen. Normally I'd call that a shortcut menu.
> Obviously, this can depend on where you are and what industry you're in
> and I'm probably going to get some rather varied responses ... but I'm
> interested to know if people think there's a difference between the two
> terms or if speed menu is now replacing shortcut menu?
Subash Babu
subash_tc -at- speedpost -dot- net

-- - A fast, anti-spam email service.

Speed menu vs shortcut menu: From: Kirsty . Taylor

Next by Author: Re: Re: Everyday [was: Style question: "war dial" vs. "wardial" vs. "war-dial"]
Previous by Thread: Speed menu vs shortcut menu
Next by Thread: Re: Speed menu vs shortcut menu

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads