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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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For example, double-clicking the Fill Handle of a cell containing the word January will produce the words February, March, April, and so on downward, as long as there are data in adjacent (or connected) columns.
Make your choices from the list on the left by double-clicking on the item.
Although the worm uses a multitude of randomly generated subject lines, message texts and attachments to confuse recipients, it relies on the age old trick of duping users into double-clicking on the attachment in order to spread, the worm attempts to disable anti-virus and other security products and opens up a backdoor in the PC, enabling hackers to send out spam from the compromised machine.
Most viruses rely on the user double-clicking on an attachment sent with an e-mail to infect the computer.
In Windows XP, this can be done by going to the Control Panel, then selecting Network Connections, double-clicking the wireless network card, clicking properties and going to the wireless tab.
It even supports embedding StudyWorks objects into Microsoft Word documents, so that double-clicking them in Word activates StudyWorks and lets you edit the objects (a feature which does not work well in TI Interactive!, in my experience).
An editor tool lets users add airfoils to any location in the flow field by double-clicking at the desired point.
Step 2: Open the destination folder by double-clicking My Folder.
Anyone can easily recover the files using simple Windows commands such as double-clicking the Recycle Bin icon, selecting the files you want to recover, and choosing restore.
Insert the disk you want to copy, then in Windows Explorer (or the window that opens after double-clicking on the My Computer icon), right-click on your floppy drive icon.
A separate profile and screen icon can be established for each machine; after that, the connection can be launched by double-clicking the icon.