The mouse is a primary way to communicate with a PC. But there is more than one type of function involved in clicking a mouse so it is understandable that newcomers are sometimes confused. There is both a left and a right-click and sometimes a double-click and sometimes a single-click. The table below will sort out some of the confusion.
|Left||Single-click||Selects something, usually a file, as a target for some action to come next.|
|Left||Double-click||Causes an action to be carried out, such as opening a file. Note: The Internet is different. For example, clicking once on a link in a browser is sufficient to open the link.|
|Right||Single-click||Brings up a list of possible actions for an object. Any actions on the list must be clicked again (right or left) before they actually occur.|
|Right||Double-click||Has no separate meaning|