Re: Re. Leftmoused button?

Subject: Re: Re. Leftmoused button?
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- EXPERSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 3 May 1996 10:02:19 -0700

One solution I've found to the mouse-button question is to
document the procedures for click, drag, and access pop-up
(or context I guess, now) menu in the preface -- sometimes
using left/right with the disclaimer that those who have
altered the default setting must adjust the instructions
accordingly, other times using "primary" and "secondary".

Once the instructions are out of the way (and indexed so
the user can find them), the rest of the document needn't
mention which mouse button at all -- it's just a matter of
"click this", "drag that", and "access the context menu here".

Of course, all but the most novice user clicks merrily away
without reading the instructions at all.

Sue Gallagher
sgallagher -at- expersoft -dot- com
-- The _Guide_ is definitive.
Reality is frequently inaccurate.

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