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The Mouse

The following terms describe operations that can be performed with the mouse.

  • Point. Position a mouse pointer (cursor) on an object.
  • Click. Quickly press and release the left mouse button without moving the mouse pointer.
  • Right-click. Quickly press and release the right mouse button without moving the mouse pointer.
  • Double-click. Quickly click a mouse button twice in succession without moving the mouse pointer.
  • Press. Hold down the mouse button. (Unless otherwise specified, the left mouse button is implied.)
  • Release. Release a mouse button after it has been pressed.
  • Drag. Move the mouse while a mouse button is pressed and an item is selected.

Modified: 2016-01-05