(v) To tap on a mouse button
, pressing it down and then immediately releasing it. Note that clicking
a mouse button is different from pressing
) a mouse button, which implies that you hold the button down without releasing it. The phrase to click on
means to select
(a screen object
) by moving the mouse pointer
to the object’s position and clicking a mouse button.
Some operations require a double click, meaning that you must click a mouse button twice in rapid succession. Shift clicking refers to clicking the mouse button while holding the Shift key down.
(n) (1) The pressing down and rapid release of a mouse button.
(2) In the World Wide Web advertising industry, selection of a banner ad by a user. The effectiveness of Web advertisements are measured by their click-through rate – how often people who see the ad click on it.