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Windows 7: Do people actually like to double click?

24 Sep 2009   #31
bjp106

Windows 7
 
 

Where I work, I actually see people triple-clicking, hahaha
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24 Sep 2009   #32
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bjp106 View Post
Where I work, I actually see people triple-clicking, hahaha


Why?

~Lordbob
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25 Sep 2009   #33
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

One other reason for me keeping with the double click is that it is a more considered procedure.

With a lot of systems I have worked with over the years an accidental click could have disastrous consequences.

Although the dangerous actions will of course have confirmation dialogues and other safeguards, for the operators, these would sometimes need to be disabled during the live maintenance and testing phases.

The old engineering adage "measure twice, cut once" is still valid in the digital age
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25 Sep 2009   #34
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Always single click.

That and mouse speed are a few of the first things I do after an install.
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25 Sep 2009   #35
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Always single click.

That and mouse speed are a few of the first things I do after an install.


+1 I use the fastest mouse speed.
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25 Sep 2009   #36
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Always single click.

That and mouse speed are a few of the first things I do after an install.


+1 I use the fastest mouse speed.
Seconded.
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25 Sep 2009   #37
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i double-click inside windows explorer out of long habit - it means i can change my mind when half-way through. it makes perfect sense to me that single-click means 'select', and double-click means 'do something'.

i've got used to single-clicking on shortcuts within startmenu and taskbar, but like to keep double-click when dealing with files.

i've got a highly sensitive gaming mouse, and have to turn it down when working on the desktop.
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25 Sep 2009   #38
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I don't even install the mouse SW any more, I never could get used to it.
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25 Sep 2009   #39
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

If i would change mine to single click now i would open something i click on multiple times. Im so used to double click now.
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25 Sep 2009   #40
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i double-click inside windows explorer out of long habit - it means i can change my mind when half-way through. it makes perfect sense to me that single-click means 'select', and double-click means 'do something'.

i've got used to single-clicking on shortcuts within startmenu and taskbar, but like to keep double-click when dealing with files.

i've got a highly sensitive gaming mouse, and have to turn it down when working on the desktop.
The lasagna ain't ready and I can use another glass o' red...
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... can change my mind when half-way through.
That means:
LButtonDown, then, LButtonUP, for the Single click. (Unless selected otherwise by the Lefty)

FWIW,
Dunno about MS Windows,
but having programmed for unix X_stuff, I think one must "request" an operator's mouse_actions,
i.e. (L/R)ButtonDown, (L/R)ButtonUp, MouseRoll_Coordinates (Scaled IAW Screen_Coord_Mapping), etc.
Don't remember anything about Single_Click, Dbl_Click, etc,
but I think that your s/w must have tracked the Dn_button, if and when it sees an Up_button,
to determine that a "Single-click" was fully accomplished.

Your s/w has to do 'whatever', depending upon:
What your sw has requested (sort-of: 'registered-for'), and then your program "Does-it",
when it gets control from the (Driver/OS/src) because of Bruno the operator's actions, etc.
I think they call this stuff "Callback", or something. Roughly...

So, if one chooses, the sytem can be shut-down (or whatever), on the first mouse L_Button_Down. (Or 23rd/95th, if you keep a counter)

Can't imagine MS Windows APIs being too much more "innovative"...

Certainly, Developers and Programmers can comment here.
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