How to set gnome up, so it only obeys simple mouse click

user bqz69 at
Mon Nov 3 20:18:08 UTC 2008

On Monday 03 November 2008 20.01.50 Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-11-03 at 14:53 +0100, bqz69 wrote:
> > each time I place the mouse cursor anywhere, something happens, that
> > is windows opens and closes so quickly, that I cannot reach to respond
> > - or a folder is created on the desktop (when I try to click right
> > mouse button).
> Do you use an actual mouse or a touchpad? I'm asking because it sounds
> like a too-sensitive touchpad with "tap to click" enabled. If you indeed
> use a touchpad, do the following:
> * Alt+F2. This brings up the run dialog
> * Type "gnome-mouse-properties" (w/o the quotes). It will autocomplete
> * Then press Enter. The mouse properties window will appear
> * Press Arrow-right twice to move to the tab "Touchpad"
> * Press Tab twice. This moves the selection to "Enable mouse clicks ..."
> * Press Enter to toggle the setting to "off"
> Good now?

I am using an actual mouse.

The problem was that I had activated the "Assistive Technologie", in 
my "fight" to learn to use gnome "in 10 minutes" humour.

So now it works okay, and I continue my "fight"  - Thanks

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