Sunday, January 21, 2007

Mouse Double-click

With the mouse pointer on the yellow folder icon alongside a file in Windows Explorer, and still grasping the mouse, tap the left-button of the mouse twice, as quickly as you can.

The document or workbook should open as if you had opened its application and then chosen File, Open from the application menu.

You can of course, double-click on an application file in Windows Explorer.

Next time you do use File, open to browse to a file, double-click to open it; there’s no need to click once, slide the mouse to the Open button, and then click there.

And while we’re at it
– no more clicking that ridiculously small thingo near the top-right of a window. To maximize any window – double-click in the blue title bar – it’s a much bigger target!