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double-click

[¦dəb·əl ′klik]
(computer science)
To depress and release a mouse button twice in quick succession; often used to initiate an action such as opening a file, and to extend actions that result from a single click.

double-click

(operating system)
Two clicks of a mouse button made in rapid succession without moving the mouse. A double-click often combines the actions of selecting, and then activating an object in a GUI, e.g. selecting and opening a document. Some text editors use double-click to select the word under the mouse pointer.

When used as a verb it is often written as two words with a space instead of a hyphen.
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Bring up or store the dial pad and/or the video phone book -- Just like dialing a regular telephone call, video calls are placed by either entering the numbers on this keypad, or by double clicking on an entry in the video phone book.
Legion(TM) will launch a default browser, e-mail program, or news reader just by double clicking on an address, and also supports drag-n-drop.
By double clicking on the image, more detailed information is provided such as the item number, collection name, product name, product description, dimensions and what finishes the piece comes in, if applicable.
On Apple Macintosh, the previews can also be opened by double clicking them in EtherShare Admin; the Macintosh user can quickly release the jobs for production which will automatically forward them to the destination spool queue.
All messages appear in one inbox and can be read or listened to simply by double clicking.
When the Trelligram file is launched by double clicking on the icon, a special program locates and starts the reader's browser (Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, etc.
Double clicking on any entry in the SmartWindow3D(TM) planner will access a check-and-select data window for each ad placement.
Shareholders can access recent financial reports and current stock prices just by double clicking and linking to the SEC Edgar Electronic database and links to Yahoo Financial.
Installing NET Transit is simply a matter of double clicking on the NET Transit installation icon found in the "Cool Software Products" area of the Internet Startup main menu of Netscape Navigator Personal Edition.
Users can access RiverView menus from the OpenView map and access RiverView applications by double clicking on icons in the OpenView map.