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    Hi,

    Which one do you use when referring to an icon or a virtual button? "click" or "click on"?

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    I've always used "click on" but that's actually a pretty good question....

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    Either one is acceptable I think BUT click on is the most widely used and sounds better. I think in Spanish it's [I]Haz clic en el icono[I] , no?
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    I think you're right vicente. I've also seen clickear ...

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    I also usually use "click on", but I suddenly realised while typing that there was another option...
    Thanks, Everyone!

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    Default Re: Click or click on?

    Even this thread being closed, I would like to add my two cents.
    When in IT we have to make instruction manuals or just guidelines for usage of a tool, it is sometimes used:
    1 - Click the Update button...
    2 - Click on the Update button...
    3 - ... when the process finishes click Accept ...
    4 - If an error appears just click outside the warning box

    I believe that, like many things in English language, the context is the most important changing factor.
    _Eidji

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    I think both are correct and can be used interchangeably.

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