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    #1

    Cycle through

    Hi,

    The sentence below is a part of an application guidelines. I just can not realize the meaning of the verb " cycle through".

    Any help will be appreciated.

    To change the current tracking direction the right mouse button will cycle through the available tracking direction options. A similar action is achieved by selecting the mouse icon from the ‘view’ toolbar.

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    #2

    Re: Cycle through

    For example, there are three options: A, B, and C, and A is now highlighted.
    If you right-click once, twice, and thrice, it will move to B, C, and back to A respectively. That's a cycle.

    That's what I think, but I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Cycle through

    In this case 'cycle' is a synonym for 'rotate', as Matthew has aptly explained.
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    Re: Cycle through

    My mother, with 3 boys and 3 girls, often used cycle through the names of the appropriate sex. Often I was called 'MickBillBob'.
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    #5

    Re: Cycle through

    Seems it's an international mother' habit of including all the names of their kids as they try to call one of them ;) such a nice example Bob!
    Last edited by Sepmre; 03-Oct-2015 at 10:49.

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    #6

    Re: Cycle through

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    If you right-click once, twice, and thrice, it will move to B, C, and back to A
    'Thrice' is, I believe, commonly used in Indian English. It is rarely used in British English these days. We prefer 'three times'.

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    Re: Cycle through

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    Seems it's an international mother' habit of including all the names of their kids as they try to call one of them ;) such a nice example Bob!
    Thank you, Sepmre.
    Because of my poor reading comprehension, I couldn't understand BobK's post until I read yours.

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    #8

    Re: Cycle through

    Neither could I.

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