This is by far the most common mouse gesture, and is used for nearly all mouse operations in the environment. Use the select gesture to
If you are using a mouse with several buttons, you can nearly always select by clicking the left-most button, but you should refer to the documentation for your operating system or window manager if you are unsure. This is particularly true if you are using a mouse which has been set up for use by a left-handed person, since it is possible that the function of the mouse buttons has been reversed.
Multiple selection is used in lists and graphs when you want to select more than one item. You can select several items from any list or graph in the environment, and there are a large number of commands which can operate equally well on these multiple selections.
There are a number of standard ways of making multiple selections in a list or graph, depending on your operating system or window manager. Check the relevant documentation if you are unsure, or try any of the following:
The double-click gesture consists of two select gestures, performed in rapid succession. In general, any item in a list or graph may be double-clicked.
Double-clicking is usually a shortcut for selecting an item and choosing a common menu command, and the precise action that takes place depends on the context in which the double-click was performed.
Double-clicking can only be performed on single selections.
This is a less common gesture, and is used almost exclusively within Common LispWorks to display a popup menu.
If you are using a mouse with several buttons, you should find that you can perform this gesture by clicking the right-most mouse button. Refer to the documentation for your window manager or operating system if you are unsure.
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