Double Click to Edit Content
In this article you will learn about an update to the editing user experience: double click to edit. Basically, you are now able to edit text, images (and others) by double clicking. Whereas a single click will have the effect that a normal click has (like a visitor).
How will this affect you? You might not be familiarized with the new way, but fear not: this change is very simple to understand. If you are an existing customer, used to click-to-edit everything, then you should read this post to learn how the experience changed.
This also means that you no longer have to long-click (click and hold) to interact with your apps. This is replaced by single-clicking.
You’ll notice that whenever you move your mouse above any element that allows editing, your mouse icon changes into a pencil.
This means you can double click to edit.
“Always in Preview”
In order to make things easier for you to understand, let’s say you’re always in preview mode. This is not really accurate, since you still have the preview button to switch from editing to preview.
But the point of this comparison is to portray the whole concept behind double clicking. So when you make a normal (single) click, links will be activated, buttons triggered, image galleries open, etc. In order to edit your apps and content, you must double click.
This does not apply to the style dots or the shelf. There you can single-click to select something.
Double click speed
Note that the speed needed to trigger the double-click effect, is set by your operative system.
Follow these steps to change your double click settings in the following OS:
Open the Control Panel (Start > Control Panel) and search for “Mouse”. Select “Change mouse settings”.
The Mouse Properties panel will open. The first tab, the one that’s opened first, is called “Buttons”. There you will find the “Double-click speed” section, where you can adjust the slider.
The further you move it to the right, the faster you will need to double click for it to take effect. Test it by double clicking the folder on the right.
Apple Mac OS
Open the System Preferences (Spotlight > System Preferences) and search for “Mouse”.
The same way as in windows, drag the slider to the right to make it necessary to double click faster for the action to trigger.
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