Selecting an item in the content should perform the most intuitive operation

In your application, when the user touches any actionable text (such as a link or list item) or image (such as a photo icon), execute the operation most likely to be desired by the user.

Some examples of primary operations:

• Selecting an image executes "View image"

• Selecting a media icon or filename executes "Play"

• Selecting a URL link executes "Open link"

• Selecting an address executes "Go to address" (in a maps application)

Note that selecting the same item in different contexts might invoke different operations:

• In a contact application, selecting a contact executes "View details"

• In an IM application, selecting a contact executes "Start chat"

• In an Email application, when adding a recipient to the "To" field through the contact book, selecting a contact executes "Add to recipient list" A Context menu should identify the selected item

When a user does touch & hold on an item, the Context menu should contain the name of the selected item. Therefore, when creating a Context menu, be sure to include a title and the name of the selected item so that it's clear to the user what the context is. For example, if a user selects a

An example of a selection-specific Context menu is when a user performs a touch & hold on a person's name in a list view of a contacts application. The Context menu would typically contain commands "View contact", "Call contact", and "Edit contact".

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