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Thread: Lubuntu - To Reset Double-Click Speed

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

    Lubuntu - To Reset Double-Click Speed

    Just ironing out the last (I hope...) wrinkles in my new Lubuntu.

    I want to reset the double-click speed to a different value.

    Up till Lubuntu, that has always been a very quick GUI operation, with a test panel to set the time with a slider & something to tell if you got it or not.

    Incredibly (I hope somebody will tell me otherwise) there does not seem to be any GUI for this in Lubuntu.

    After a lot of searching, I found advice to tinker with Menu > System Tools > Configuration Editor > desktop > gnome > peripherals > mouse > double_click > XXX but none of the actions in that mouse section had any effect at all.

    Finally (so far) I tracked down a method in the Forum which does work, but is not exactly convenient.

    I attach it below as a tentative HOW TO in case anybody else can benefit.
    It is hardly convenient; as far as I could tell, for every change you want to test, you have to: Open a hidden file > change a numerical value > save the file > logout > login > open file manager > test...

    Please feel free to correct any errors in this HOW TO or, preferably, show me a better way!


    HOW TO: Change Double-Click Speed in Lubuntu
    (basically copied from Forum with my thanks)

    Find the hidden text file ".gtkrc-2.0" in your home directory. If it does not exist, create it. If it does exist, read it before you proceed -- it may advise you to use ".gtkrc-2.0.mine" instead.

    Add the following line:

    That increases the allowed interval between two clicks from its default (250 milliseconds) to a full second (1000 milliseconds).

    Save file & logout & login to test the change.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Lubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

    Re: Lubuntu - To Reset Double-Click Speed

    Thanks,That did it.


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