double-click

double‐click

[duhb-uhl-klik] Computers.
verb (used without object)
1.
to click a mouse button twice in rapid succession, as to open a program or select a file: Double-click on the desktop icon.
verb (used with object)
2.
to double-click (a mouse button) or double-click (a program, file, etc.)

Origin:
1980–85

double click, noun
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double-click definition

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.
(2006-07-09)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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