double-click

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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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I closed the Connect News & Info window and then double-clicked the Forums icon.
You can advise users not to download or open the file, but many users are just moving and reading too fast they don't realize they've double-clicked and been infected," says Rothman.
The recipients needed no special software to view the e-mail attachment, they simply double-clicked the icon to suddenly see an entertaining video from Stan Lee himself.