: of, relating to, or being a computer interface that allows the activation of a file or function by selection with a pointing device (such as a mouse)

Examples of point-and-click in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Body and Mind Senua’s Saga isn't a slow, point-and-click adventure, though. PCMAG, 21 May 2024 Developed by Interplay as a spiritual successor to its 1988 game, Wasteland, the first Fallout (as well as its sequel) play as isometric (read: bird’s-eye view) styled point-and-click adventure that feels exceptionally dated. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 12 Apr. 2024 Complex keyboard commands and dedicated keys were replaced with point-and-click operations, pull-down menus, draggable windows and icons, and systemwide undo, cut, copy and paste. Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Jan. 2024 Fans of Sierra Entertainment’s point-and-click adventure games may have noticed him as Dr. John in Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, which released in 1993. Anna Washenko, Ars Technica, 4 Dec. 2023 The ring’s simple point-and-click interface doesn’t have a learning curve or require that all of your smart home gadgets play nicely with one another. Condé Nast, WIRED, 5 Aug. 2023 In an era of complicated first-person shooters, detailed world-building, and dueling consoles, one of the internet’s most popular games built a gaming fandom with a simple point-and-click. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 30 Oct. 2023 The original point-and-click survival game challenges players to work a night shift at Freddy's as watchman Mike Schmidt (played by Josh Hutcherson in the movie). Megan McCluskey, TIME, 27 Oct. 2023 Another Code: Trace Memory first launched as a point-and-click adventure on the Nintendo DS in 2005. Jay Peters, The Verge, 14 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of point-and-click was in 1983

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“Point-and-click.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point-and-click. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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