How to set the single click speed?

Colin Law clanlaw at
Wed Jan 20 15:16:41 UTC 2016

On 20 January 2016 at 14:29, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
> On 01/20/2016 01:24 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 19 January 2016 at 18:19, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
>>> I moved from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and find I have trouble getting drop
>>> down
>>> menus in the title bar to drop down.
>>> If I click on a menu as I normally do it just flashes briefly but does
>>> not
>>> drop down.  To get it to drop down I must tap and release the button very
>>> rapidly.
>> Does the mouse behave perfectly in all other situations?
>> Colin
> Yes it does. If for example I click on toolbar it works fine.
> After thinking about this some more, I think I asked the wrong question. I
> think I should have been focusing on how the menus received a mouse click,
> because I realized I control the speed of the click by how I use it.

I don't think it is to do with speed of mouse click.  The mouse should
send one event when you click and another when you release.  I wonder
whether it is sending additional click operations or something along
those lines.  In a terminal run
that will open a little window and show you events in the terminal
itself.  Move the mouse over the little window then click the mouse
button.  Each time you click you should see a down event and then a
release event when you let go.


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