How many clicks on Unity launcher?
gheskett at wdtv.com
Mon Dec 17 13:31:58 UTC 2012
On Monday 17 December 2012 08:27:48 Colin Law did opine:
> On 17 December 2012 03:57, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
> > On 12/16/2012 09:20 PM, Tommy Trussell wrote:
> >> On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 8:58 PM, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net
> >> <mailto:jf_byrnes at comcast.net>> wrote:
> >> On 12/16/2012 08:14 PM, Marc Deslauriers wrote:
> >> On 12-12-16 06:20 PM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> >> Should an application run with one click or two on it's
> >> icon on the
> >> launcher?
> >> I just installed 12.04 sometimes I can run a program with
> >> one click and
> >> other times it takes two. Usually the first thing I open
> >> is Firefox
> >> followed by Thunderbird. They require two clicks while
> >> the terminal
> >> icon I pinned to the launcher only needs one. If I close
> >> and reopen
> >> Firefox one click will open it.
> >> What are the rules regarding this?
> >> The rule is simple: it should always only require a single
> >> click.
> >> What happens when you click it just once? Does it throb?
> >> Marc.
> >> Yes the icon moves slightly up and to the left a little and then
> >> returns to it's original position.
> >> Regards, Jim
> >> That sounds like the mouse sensitivity is high and the launcher is
> >> interpreting the click as a click-and-drag. You might try opening the
> >> "Mouse and Touchpad" control application and adjust the sensitivity
> >> to "Low."
> > Under Pointer Speed -> Acceleration & Sensitivity are both all the way
> > to the left. The slowest and lowest available.
> Perhaps Drag and Drop threshold adjusts the amount the mouse can move
> before it is considered to be a drag rather than a click. I am not
> sure though. Mine is set to about 75%.
Another effect I have noticed that has not been mentioned here, is that if
there is a focus shift required, that focus shift gobbles up the first
click. IMO it should pass the click on thru AFTER effecting the focus
switch. But my opinion and $1.34 will get you a 16 oz coffee to go at
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