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> Another question for y'all (sorry, folks, I'm in Kansas, and the natives
> have brainwashed me):
<< Choosing not to flame for slam on native Kansans >>
> Do you "click on" your pushbuttons? Do you "press" your pushbuttons?
Short answer: I click screen components, such as push buttons. I press mouse
More, but not so short: I also press specialty keys and combinations
(such as Enter, Ctrl+R, and Alt,F,O). I type most everything else
(for example, "type 'cd windows' and press Enter."
Long (winded?) answer: I *usually* choose buttons. Why? I was
brought up to think that you select items and choose commands.
In Windows, there are usually several methods to choose a given
command. For example, to choose the Yes button, you can click
the Yes button or you can press "Alt+Y".
Of course, if the manual is for a someone who is an absolute
beginner, explicit point-click-and-drag style instructions are
On the subject of buttons, Windows calls them command buttons,
OS/2 push buttons. I believe it's two words, but I'm at home,
and I leave OS/2 at the office. ;)
P.S. I *really* like to just call push buttons (or command buttons)
buttons. I am explicit for radio buttons (or option buttons).
P.P.S. If anyone read this far, here's a bonus question.
Do you check your check boxes? Uncheck them? (Note: I think select and clear
the implied answers from the Windows 3.1 User's Guide glossary).