Selecting Type: Clickety-Click

Instead of dragging across text to selecting it, it’s more accurate and efficient to use mouse clicks. For example:

  • A single click positions the cursor.
  • Double-click selects a word.
  • Triple-click selects a line of type.
  • Quadruple-click selects a paragraph.
  • Quintuple-click (that’s five!) selects all the text in a text block.

I programmed one of the buttons on my trackball to be a “double click”. That way, selecting a paragraph just takes two clicks of that button.