double-click

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun the use of two rapid press-release actions on a mouse button, normally to start a program or select an option
  • verb to click twice rapidly on a mouse button

Computing

  • verb to make two rapid press-release actions on a mouse button

Electronics

  • To press and release a computer mouse button, or its equivalent, twice in rapid succession, without moving said mouse. If the maximum time interval for both clicks is exceeded, the computer will interpret the input as two independent clicks. This time interval may be adjusted by the user, and double-clicking is used, for instance, to select and open a document in one step.
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