4.5. Double Clicking - Open an Object

One of the fundamental techniques that the Spike software constantly utilises, is that of Double Clicking. As a general principle, if you wish to edit some information, Double Clicking on it will bring forward the update or edit window.

There are numerous parts of this program where this is possible, but you will use it most often by:

Other methods will be explained further along in this manual.


If you find using the mouse uncomfortable, you may feel an improvement if you change the dominant mouse button. This is particularly important if you are left handed. Check the manual of your particular operating system (e.g. Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 98 or Windows XP) probably under mouse or mouse button to find out how to do this.

Steps to: - Open Up an Object

  1. Point the cursor at the object that you wish to work with.

  2. Click the left-hand mouse button twice, in quick succession (Double Click).

  3. You may need to practice this a few times to get the feel of it.

  4. If it doesn't work, then either you haven't clicked the mouse button quickly enough, or this object doesn't have an edit or update screen.