LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Password
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-27-2012, 06:42 AM   #1
mark_peters
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2012
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Bounce/Sticky Click


I have an older mouse that probably just has weak springs in the click detectors. First I'd like to explore the possibility software solutions before going out and buying a new one.

When I click, very frequently my software will receive multiple clicks rather than just one. Due to the fact that the way I use my machine negates any worth in double-clicking or clicking quickly, I'd like to set up a delay or multiple click threshold in which duplicated clicks will be ignored, for example 500ms.

I'm using Slackware and the i3 window manager, so many of the common graphical solutions (such as those available on Ubuntu or that come with KDE) I've seen while researching aren't an option. I tried setting the "*multiClickTime" property in .Xdefaults and/or .Xresources but it has no effect. I read about that solution which, to my understanding, would have only affected my Java applications- particularly the popular Minecraft game where the problem becomes unpleasantly obvious.

Does anyone have any tips?
 
Old 09-27-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
Thor_2.0
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Somewhere on my hard drive...
Distribution: Manjaro
Posts: 2,227
Blog Entries: 23

Rep: Reputation: 279Reputation: 279Reputation: 279
Quote:
Does anyone have any tips?
Umm, two options...tinker with the mechanics of the mouse (springs or so) or...do get a new one. I know, not the solution you wanted to hear, but, unless you gave your mouse a name, you have to accept the wear and tear here...

Setting the click delays MAY help, dunnow if/how...but it could be.

Good luck, and welcome to the forum!

Thor
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 10-09-2012, 08:23 AM   #3
mark_peters
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2012
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I think you're probably right.

Thanks for the welcome!
 
Old 10-09-2012, 05:32 PM   #4
Thor_2.0
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Somewhere on my hard drive...
Distribution: Manjaro
Posts: 2,227
Blog Entries: 23

Rep: Reputation: 279Reputation: 279Reputation: 279
No sweat Mark. Glad to have you around....

By the way, I too hate throwing stuff away, even when it died on me...

Thor
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sticky situation bcos of sticky bit Voyager7 Linux - Newbie 4 03-01-2011 12:29 AM
left click on kubuntu desktop (on laptop) brings up middle click menu =S darksmiley Ubuntu 2 06-14-2008 06:37 PM
CTRL+click, SHIFT+click no longer selecting multiple items General Linux - Hardware 1 05-20-2007 04:11 PM
Mapping CTRL+Click as right click using xmodmap in Modular X.Org 7 on Gentoo amitron Linux - General 0 10-12-2006 12:25 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:40 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration