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General Chat Thread, Triple Clicking in General; Have been using it for ages without realising, I wonder if most non-tech users are aware of it...
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    Have been using it for ages without realising, I wonder if most non-tech users are aware of it

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    I first saw this in 1996 when I was working at the launch of Corel's first new version of WordPerfect (v7) and triple clicking was one of the new whizzy features.

    The presenter actually made a (sort of) joke by asking if anyone could guess what happened if you clicked 4 times...answer...you get a sore finger...

    [edit] It is also one of the things I show users and I don't think I have found one who realised that it is a deliberate feature [/edit]

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    I do get somewhat frustrated when it doesn't work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    The presenter actually made a (sort of) joke by asking if anyone could guess what happened if you clicked 4 times...answer...you get a sore finger...
    damn you, i was going to ask if anyone has tried clicking 4 times to see what happens and see how many go off and do it

    you've ruined it now

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    same as dosbox, i've been doing that for years, much easier when selecting things. the annoying bit is when you try to triple click, click four times by mistake and then think "i'll triple click again" and end up clicking about 15 times before you actually get what you want!
    This is the reason I stopped using it, clickity clickty clickity ... If I'm using word I tend to use the left hand margin or shortcut keys these days.

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    i just didn't know what it was called!

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    I'm suprised that people did not know what it was called, it does seem like a standard progression:
    single click
    double click
    triple click

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    I'm suprised that people did not know what it was called, it does seem like a standard progression:
    single click
    double click
    triple click
    it is obvious when you think about it, I had just never considered that it was something that was used widely enough to have been "named" (I only ever used it in Word)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    it is obvious when you think about it, I had just never considered that it was something that was used widely enough to have been "named" (I only ever used it in Word)
    be honest, you thought you were so special you'd discovered a special hidden click that allows you to do things. didn't you?

    DIDN'T YOU!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    be honest, you thought you were so special you'd discovered a special hidden click that allows you to do things. didn't you?

    DIDN'T YOU!?
    Yes, but don't tell everyone...

    At least nobody else knows about my double clicking interweb linky-things to make them load quickerer! Drats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    same as dosbox, i've been doing that for years, much easier when selecting things. the annoying bit is when you try to triple click, click four times by mistake and then think "i'll triple click again" and end up clicking about 15 times before you actually get what you want!
    I do this all the time too.

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    Ah - I do this all the time too but thought of it as double-clicking and then clicking one more time in a separate operation - never thought of it as triple-clicking

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    Real geeks don't use a mouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    Real geeks don't use a mouse
    Agreed, there's no usb port on a slide rule

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    Reading the title I thought "what?!" then realised it's what I've been doing for years without even thinking about it being 3 clicks
    ditto!

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