long press

long press

To press a physical button or tap a virtual button on a touchscreen and hold it down for a second or two. Employed on touchscreens, smartphones, tablets and smartwatches, the long press or long tap increases the flexibility of the user interface. The normal "short press" or "short tap" (releasing right away) performs one operation, while pressing/tapping and holding that same button for a short time activates another. For example, a short press of the iPhone's home button retrieves the home screen, while a long press launches the Siri virtual assistant.

You May Have to Release
Some functions activate while you keep pressing. For example, pressing the home button on an iPhone or iPad and not letting go will cause Siri to ask you what you want. In contrast, tapping an icon in the list on the left side of the Windows 10 Start menu will cause nothing to happen until you let go.

Long Press/Long Tap Vs. Force Touch/3D Touch
Apple's Force Touch and 3D Touch sense the actual pressure applied. However, a long press or long tap are time based and can be implemented in most any application. See Force Touch and drag and drop.
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Siri Eyes-Free allows drivers to activate Siri with a long press of the voice recognition button on the steering wheel, similar activating Siri on an iPhone.
On the right side of the unibody device are the volume rocker and the power button and the left side sports the SIM/micro SD slots and a special button called Smart key where users can set actions for single press, double press or long press which I found it interesting.
A long press of the shutter button powers the camera on and triggers Time Lapse photo capture.
In the six-page long press statement Brigadier Ajak Deng narrated events leading to the end of alliance with president Kiir's government, largely blaming it on the Padang Dinka group, which he said were being used by the government to assassinate and fight members of the Shilluk community in Upper Nile state.
The custom-built, 40-metre long press, converts raw paper into finished product in less than two minutes and is believed to be the fastest running scratch card press in the world, the statement said.
Wait till the lollipop loads up then long press to reveal the Easter egg.
He said it was unfortunate that television channels were airing long press conferences containing violent and provocative speeches against the law enforcement agencies and national political leadership.
There is a behaviour setting that lets you choose the actions for home key, pinch in, swipe down, desktop double tap and desktop long press.
Launching a scathing attack on anti-graft crusader Arvind Kejriwal and his supporters, who are affiliated with the NGO India Against Corruption (IAC), Khurshid, during his nearly 90-minute long press conference, derivesely said: "I won't answer any person on street who levels allegations.
Bielsa appeared unapologetic during an hour long press conference when he revealed he lost his cool after returning to the club's training facilities which he felt looked more like a construction site than a football field.
Long Press to Pop up Appropriate Menu for the File/Folder
The new family of ECO-REZ products provides outstanding rheological stability, excellent ink to water balance and sharp print image during high speed and long press runs, according to the company.