Topic outline

  • When and how to double click

    When using our computers, we sometimes need to single click an object, but at other times we need to use a double click (clicking the left mouse button twice, quickly).

    In this course, we look at where a single or double click should be used, and how to perform a double click itself.

    Below you will find three different ways to learn about double clicking. You can:

    • Watch it: A short animation demonstrating the difference between single and double clicking, and how to double click your mouse.
    • Try it: For laptop and desktop computers only. An interactive challenge for you to practise single and double clicking.
    • Read it: Read the steps in our handy guide that you can print or save for later. Available in different languages in the Print the guide section at the bottom of this page.