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08:51 Sep 4, 2008
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Computers: Systems, Networks
French term or phrase: pince
The following comes from a computer system manual, from the section relating to user configuration:

"Profil outils: Vous permet de sélectionner les actions que pourra réaliser l'utilisateur avec sa **pince** en fonction de son poste."

I'm drawing a complete blank as to the meaning of 'pince' in this context. I'm pretty sure I've never seen it used in this or any similar context before (though I might be wrong). Can anyone enlighten me please?

Many TIA.

Victoria Burns
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:26

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1clipAlain Pommet



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a non-standard mouse icon

I guess its a icon which shows up when you point at a particular part of the screen instead of the normal arrow.
I've come across this sort of thing once before fairly recently. Unfortunately 'pince' is rather vague.

Alain Pommet
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Notes to answerer
Asker: Hi Alain. Thanks for your suggestion. I've decided that, since I can understand the importance of stipulating that the user can carry these actions out using their 'pince' and the text is not this specific anywhere else, I've decided to leave it out and just put 'actions the user can carry out according to...'. Thanks again.

Asker: Sorry, I CAN'T understand the importance...

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