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Old 04-17-2004, 10:55 AM   #1
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Double click bug??

When I click my mouse in debian, the system treats a single click as a double click. This is not a hardware-related problem, because the mouse works fine in windoze, Does anyone know how to fix this??

Old 04-17-2004, 11:04 AM   #2
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Some would say that windows has the problem

With out knowing more info I would say it is a software configuration issue. What desktop are you running KDE, Gnome etc..?

If running KDE go to the KDE menus and select Peripherals > Mouse
Old 04-17-2004, 03:01 PM   #3
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I tried changing the double click speed to slowest, but it doesnt seem to have any effect! I am using gnome...
Old 04-17-2004, 04:58 PM   #4
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Not using a shiny new 2.6.x. kernel are you? If so, this problem can occur when X is configured with 2 mice, but it actually just gets double events from each one.

You could use xev to take a peek at the actual mouse events going through X. This will let you eliminate and KDE/Gnome specific issues.


Old 04-17-2004, 05:34 PM   #5
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That worked fine - had to edit /etc/X11/XF86config.4 and remove the other device. Thanks for the help!!!!
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I wounder if a Button-Up, Button-Down (One mouse click) is being seen as two events instead of one?
Old 04-23-2004, 04:46 PM   #7
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i'm having a double-click issue with my logitech mouse. if it's a hard single-click it's interpreted as a double. it's too sensitive. it's a usb mouse hooked up to my laptop, which also has a synaptics touchpad. i was wondering what you changed to slow the double-click down. thanx!

Old 04-23-2004, 10:02 PM   #8
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Kick on the K, point to Preferences, point to Peripherals, and click Mouse. Go to the advanced tab, and the "Double Click Interval" is the slider you want to set.


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