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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).
1996) and double-clicking time was increased to 700 ms.
I quickly realized that using the system was just like using my Mac -- selecting by double-clicking, choosing options from the pull-down menus, closing windows by clicking the close box, and navigating through a hierarchical file structure.
IF you've installed an external CD-RW drive or you use a floppy disk constantly, clicking on My Computer and then double-clicking on the icon of the drive of your choice can be a bit of a rigmarole.
Double-clicking on icons to run programs as in normal Windows operations, the defect would allow the operator to run programs secretly on another computer, send electronic mail under someone else's name, severely damage software stored on a hard drive or wipe out the hard drive altogether.
Moderators start a meeting by double-clicking an intuitive desktop icon, and participants join simply by clicking a link they receive from the moderator in e-mail invitations.
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.