How to set the single click speed?

Colin Law clanlaw at
Thu Jan 21 16:55:27 UTC 2016

On 21 January 2016 at 14:41, Bret Busby <bret.busby at> wrote:
> On 21/01/2016, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
>> On 21 January 2016 at 10:31, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
>>> I shall be astonished if this is not a hardware problem with keyboard
>>> and/or mouse.
>> I'm with Colin on this one.
>> Folks, you all sound to me like you have faults or problems with your
>> pointing devices.
>> They do eventually wear out, you know. They're machines with moving
>> parts. Even optical mice need regular cleaning and some parts are
>> inaccessible so they need replacement, whereas mechanical ones can be
>> disassembled, cleaned, reassembled and actually used for longer -- if
>> nothing breaks.
> Happens with different meeces on different computers, and, with brand
> new meeces.
> To me, it appears to be a problem with the drivers, and, the lack of
> configurability (if that is a valid word).
> These are problems that have started to occur in the later versions of
> the operating systems, like that $%^$#@@#% in MS Windows >=8, where,
> as the pointer gets close to the edge of the screen, the system goes
> rabid, and, when typing in text, in a GUI editing facility, whether in
> a GUI email application, or an online form, the text is inserted at
> various locations at random, and, sometimes, several hours of work,
> suddenly gets deleted, and, using GUI's gets prohibitively difficult,
> like the way that it went with the GNOME deformity (when the
> functionality of GNOME 2 was abandoned, for the hindrance that is
> GNOME >=3). And, yes, I have switched to UbuntuMATE, as the only
> usable operating system. But, unfortunately, the malignancies appear
> to have started to invade UbuntuMATE. I should probably not have
> upgraded the system to the latest version, and should probably have
> sought to stay with something like v14.04 or earlier (but I think that
> 14.04, was the first version of UbuntuMATE, albeit an unofficial
> version).

Well all I can say is that is odd that I have never had similar
problems.  Can you point me to some of the relevant bugs please?

Is there anything unusual about the machines you are seeing this on or
are they standard installations?


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