How to set the single click speed?

Bret Busby bret.busby at
Thu Jan 21 17:49:00 UTC 2016

On 22/01/2016, Bret Busby <bret.busby at> wrote:
> On 22/01/2016, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
>> 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?
> The operating system in use across the different computers, is UbuntuMATE
> 15.10.
> The hardware involves both (Acer laptop computers and this desktop
> computer, which is a Dell Inspiron).
> The meeces include Logitech, Crest, and, Zipp meeces, with more than
> one Logitech meece involved.

And, they are all optical meeces.

> The software used, includes various web browsers and other software.
> As a single example, of the malicious mouse actions, in rekonq, when
> right clicking on a hypertext link, to bring up a menu (with the
> intention of opening the link in a new tab), the bottom menu option is
> "Inspect", which is automatically opened by the mouse, on occasion,
> with some crap obscuring the bottom half of the screen, including,
> usually, the link that needs to be again, right clicked, to manually
> click on the "Inspect" option, to clear the crap from the screen.
> Similarly, in Firefox, when right clicking on a link, "Inspect
> element" is the bottom menu option.
> Another example, is that, also in rekonq, when right clicking on a
> found spelling error, to correct (or otherwise deal with the issue),
> the spellchecker menu is brought up, and the mouse automatically adds
> the misspelled word, to the dictionary, the "Add to dictionary"
> option, being the bottom option in the menu.
> Also, at the top of the menu, are "Open in New Tab", and, "Open in New
> Window", in each of the web browsers. The mouse usually selects one of
> those, being the one that I do not want, before I get to choose an
> option.
> I would like to be able to choose one of those options, instead of the
> mouse doing whatever it wants, on its own initiative, as the mouse
> apparently wants to cause as much disruption as possible.
> It would be less disruptive, if one of our cats, was walking up and
> down the keyboard, while I type stuff in.
> It would be better, if one of the cats, killed the mouse, thinking
> that the supposedly inanimate object is instead, the evil, demonic
> life form that it appears to be.
> Thus, my suggestion that it would be useful, if we could globally
> configure all of the pop up menu's, so that the top and bottom menu
> options would all be dummy/blank options (a bit like the pen name of
> one of the posters on this and/or the Debian lists - no-op, which,
> from memory, in machine instructions or assemble language, simply
> means "do nothing").
> That way, hopefully, a menu option would not be implemented, unless it
> is selected by the user.
> And, this is apart from that malicious thing that is the "scroll here"
> or whatever, menu, that appears when it wants, and causes unwanted
> scrolling of the display, so as to cause further disruption.
> And, that is all, quite apart from the problems when trying to type in
> text, and the text going all over the screen, and, sometimes, beyond
> what is displayed on the screen, and, sometimes, when typing, all of
> the text that has been entered, and, even saved as draft, suddenly
> disappears, with sometimes, the application closing.
> I believe that software developers refer to all of this disruption, as
> "enhanced features".
> --
> Bret Busby
> Armadale
> West Australia
> ..............
> "So once you do know what the question actually is,
>  you'll know what the answer means."
> - Deep Thought,
>  Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
>  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
>  A Trilogy In Four Parts",
>  written by Douglas Adams,
>  published by Pan Books, 1992
> ....................................................


Bret Busby
West Australia


"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


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