double-click

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verb

double-clicked; double-clicking; double-clicks
: to choose (something on a computer screen) by quickly pressing a button on a computer mouse or other device two times
Double-click the icon to start the program.
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double click

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noun

: the act of selecting something on a computer screen by quickly pressing a button on a mouse or some other device two times
A double click with the mouse will start the program.

Examples of double-click in a Sentence

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Verb
To add a clip to the timeline, simply double-click it. PCMAG, 16 May 2024 To close out a program or process, double-click, then hit Quit. 2. Kim Komando, Fox News, 22 Jan. 2024 To unzip a compressed item on a Mac, just double-click on the zip file. USA TODAY, 26 June 2023 To open the browser in Troubleshoot Mode, hold down the Shift button (Windows) or the Option button (macOS) while clicking or double-clicking the program icon. David Nield, Popular Science, 1 June 2023
Noun
This levels the playing field with Apple’s own music streaming platform Apple Music, which lets users seamlessly subscribe and make purchases with a double click of the power button. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 25 Jan. 2024 The Tile Mate works both ways and can help locate a missing phone with just a double click of the Tile Mate or Slim. Maria Conti, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Sep. 2023

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“Double-click.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double-click. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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