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A Double-click is the act of pressing a computer button twice quickly without moving the mouse. Double-clicking can be found on all computers on campus. A double click is most often employed to open the selected item whereas a single click is used to select items, follow hyperlinks, and activate buttons (such as submitting a form).

On mice with two or more buttons, double clicking is usually done only with the primary (left) mouse button.

How to Double-click

To double-click, press the computer mouse button twice in quick succession.

If you are having problems double-clicking, it is possible to adjust the speed. Adjusting double-click settings can be done by:

  • Windows XP - Start > Control Panel > Mouse > Buttons (Start > Control Panel > Printers & Other Hardware > Mouse > Buttons if Control Panel is in Category view)
  • Mac OS X - Applications > System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Mouse