moderated Re: does a link leave a site?


On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 01:16 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
I don't understand why anyone would prefer the right touch pad button over an applications key, but if your computer has no applications key, it may be better than doing shift + F10.
You just nailed the reason right there.  It is a very rare laptop these days that comes with an Applications/Context Menu key, and even a great many desktop keyboards no longer sport one.

It's way easier, on a laptop at least, to hit right click with your right thumb, never having to move your hand from the home keys after you've got the muscle memory of where that button is, than to do a SHIFT+F10, which involves either 2-hands or a very clumsy double-reach using the right hand alone.

SHIFT+F10 and Right Click are, in virtually all cases (and there are a few very rare exceptions) exactly equivalent.  This is about ease of use and nothing more.

When it comes to left click, that's another thing entirely, and far more easily and reliably done with the mouse button for same than via emulation.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

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