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double click

(1) To press the mouse button twice in rapid succession. Double clicking was prevalent in the early days of graphical interfaces when it was thought that the extra click was necessary to ensure that the user really wanted to perform the function. However, the convenience of the single click Web hyperlink caused many applications to later be changed from double clicking to single clicking. See click and double tap.

(2) (DoubleClick Inc., New York, www.doubleclick.com) A Web ad serving company that began in 1996. DoubleClick is perhaps the most widely known organization that delivers Web advertising. Its growth expanded well beyond ads into rich media, search, video and all kinds of digital affiliate marketing. See adserver.
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Most participants had problems doing a double click and afterward swipes.
To run the ic24 installation software insert the CD into your CD drive which will automatically run (if the CD doesn't start automatically then double click on the CD drive icon in 'My Computer' and double click on setup.
Just double click on the start button, point to programs, point to accessories, point to system tools then point to Disk Defragmentor, double click and follow the on screen directions.
The Install program creates the necessary subdirectory, loads the program, and changes some crucial files after which the program can be started with a double click of the mouse.
As soon as you see a patent that interests you, double click on the icon and the complete patent, with all drawings & diagrams, opens in a new window.
Double Click signed for 76,000 square feet at 111 Eighth Avenue and Deutsche, Inc.
However the traditional method is to double click very slowly which makes the file/folder title ready to be overwritten or edited.