Re: Names for mouse buttons

Subject: Re: Names for mouse buttons
From: Sharon Rosenthal/MANUGISTICS <Sharon_Rosenthal -at- MANU -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 3 May 1996 11:06:29 -0400

Carol Atack writes:
<On Acorn computer systems the three mouse buttons have the names:

Select, Menu, Adjust>

I agree that having functional names for the mouse button instead of position
names, such as the left mouse button, makes sense. But I find the directions
confusing.

"Click Select on the Print icon" and "Click Menu and choose Print" makes me
look for something on the window called Select and Menu. Select on the Print
icon is very confusing.

I realize that you would explain the names in a section up front. But maybe
"Click the Menu button" is less confusing.

Anyone have any other suggestions?

Sharon Rosenthal
srosenth @ manu.com

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