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I think the decision whether to use "right-click menu," "pop-up menu,"
"shortcut menu," etc. depends entirely on your target audience. The
less computer-literate my target audience is, the more I am likely to
use self-explanatory terms such as "right-click menu."
Betty Champagne Guthrie
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Walter Hanig [SMTP:wdh -at- NETMANAGE -dot- COM]
> Sent: Monday, February 09, 1998 3:24 PM
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> Subject: Re: GUI questions
> At 12:00 PM 2/9/98 -0800, Jill Clay wrote:
> >2. A writer in our group prefers the term "Right-click menu" to
> >menu;" she says, correctly, that it describes what you have to do to
> >a pop-up menu. I contend that we expect our users to be Windows-
> >and don't have to explain how to get a pop-up window. How do others
> I refer to these menus as shortcut menus.
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