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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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Since we don't want the password to appear on the screen, click on Edit List and remove Password from Displayed Fields on the right by double-clicking to send it to the Available fields area (see exhibit 9, page 51).
You can adjust the formatting by double-clicking on the symbol.
Schedule editing has been made simple with easier entry of availability exceptions, double-clicking to zoom an employee's schedule, and quick addition of an employee to an existing meeting.
In this simplified example, you can include all fields by double-clicking on the * (asterisk) item in each of the tables in exhibit 8.
By integrating with today's most popular contact manager programs such as ACT 2000, GoldMine, Maximizer, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express and Telemagic, users of Discovery LINK are able to invoke outbound dialing by simply double-clicking the contact record, thus eliminating the need to write down or memorize the number to dial.
If you want to see still more, double-clicking on the vendor will bring up a detailed view of all invoices outstanding.
Double-clicking on an obfuscated file will execute, not as a text file, but in whatever way the original program was written.
Double-clicking that attachment will automatically execute the reader and display the encrypted message and allow the receiver to reply with secure full 128 bit public/private key encryption.
Users activate Droplets by double-clicking a desktop icon, and Droplets' real-time User Event Protocol (UEP) uses as little as one-tenth the bandwidth of Web-based applications, giving Droplets the speed of local software.
Double-clicking on an attachment masked as a resume downloads and runs a program that quickly divorces passwords from unsuspecting users and then sends virus-infected email to that user's Outlook e-mail address book.
By double-clicking on the Marketplace Assistant icon located in the desktop system tray, the user is taken directly to the ePeople online marketplace where they can ask their support question.
Double-clicking on a test graphical segment will display a full description of each test from a growing database of currently researched test information.