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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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Double-click on the shortcut and enter the User name and Password (from the list of users you allowed access to during the VPN server setup).
While the first example above requires that a user double-click a file twice (if auto-execution of "safe" files is turned off), in the second case, users may go to a website where they expect to download legitimate files (then decompresses the archive and expects the resulting file (an image, video or application) to be a graphic or application.
David Dusek of Cushman & Wakefield represented the AP in the deal, Jones Lang LaSalle represented Max Capital Management Corp and Newmark & Company represented Double-Click.
Viruses with executable attachments, like Love Bug, are harmless if users don't double-click on them but are more difficult to prevent technologically, Cluley says.
Double-click Internet Explorer on your windows desktop to start
Double-click on the operating system name (Windows, Macintosh or DOS).
PAGE SIX: A double-click on each tree shows the child various tools such as a hammer, saw and screwdriver.
Go to Control Panel/Administrative Services and double-click Services.
Hold down Shift and double-click in the movie window for an interesting `rendition'.
To simplify it, double-click on My Computer then click and drag the drive icon onto your desktop.
Users can also define the double-click speed and choose to make a single click work in the same way as a double click.
an entire paragraph: Triple-click anywhere inside the paragraph or double-click on the left margin.