It used to be that you could tell a user (in documentation or in onscreen prompts) to, let's say, "Click a button, or right-click to display a menu."
Nowadays, there are multiple ways to display a menu, including:
- Right-click if you have a multi-button mouse.
- Two-finger tap with some touch pads and Apple's Magic Mouse.
- Clicking the right side of the touch pad on older systems.
- Ctrl-click on a Mac.
- Alt-click in other OS's, like ChromeOS, etc.
- And a variety of other methods that might work for touch screens, such as Long-tap.
If a user knows the proper method for their system, you could simply say, "Display the context menu." But, we can't assume they know what a context menu is. And you can't just say "menu" because that could be confused with the menu bar.
Is there a current convention for this?