Re: Speed menu vs shortcut menu
Personally, to avoid ambiguity, I'd settle on "right-click menu" and be done with it...*if* the product operates in that fashion on all supported platforms.
And if all your users are right-handed <grin>. I got nailed on that one during a project for a graphic design firm. Most of them were left-handed, and at least half of them had fancy mice that allowed them to reprogram the buttons. We initially settled on "little-finger click" as being the most generally applicable term, but I gradually migrated them to "Click the context menu button," eliminating all directional terminology and letting them choose which button to program with that function.
Obviously, for the button-challenged Mac folk, that would not work.
It's only the basic mouse that comes free with the machine that is limited to one button. The third-party mice I've seen have at least two buttons. The ergonomic USB mouse I just bought has four buttons and a scroll wheel, and comes with software that lets me program single, double and triple clicks for any given button, as well as combined-button clicks and button+key options---far too many to use them all and keep track of them, but great for customizing things for both convenience and physical comfort.
Kat Nagel, MasterWork Consulting
katnagel -at- masterworkconsulting -dot- com
Re: Speed menu vs shortcut menu: From: David Neeley
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