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How can I change double click speed?
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WiZard
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Sep 2005, 22:24    Post subject:  How can I change double click speed?  

I work on a charity project that refurbishes old computers and then donates them to schools, retirement homes, etc. Puppy would be a good alternate to Windows. Puppy's default installation has a double click speed that requires a speed that is to fast for some of our potential users. I have tried adding the line "$CURRENTWM*doubleClickTime: 1200" to xinitrc, but it seems to have no effect. I'm hoping someone has a solution that will let us control the speed.
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Sep 2005, 22:47    Post subject:  

it might work if you add that line to /root/.Xdefaults
which is a hidden file

$CURRENTWM*doubleClickTime: 1200

it might work better if you added these lines:

Fvwm95*doubleClickTime: 1200
Jwm*doubleClickTime: 1200
Icewm*doubleClickTime: 1200

to .Xdefaults ... but i haven't tried it
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WiZard
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Sep 2005, 19:08    Post subject: double click speed  

Hi, tried adding the lines to Xdefaults and xinitrc:

Fvwm95*doubleClickTime: 1200
Jwm*doubleClickTime: 1200
Icewm*doubleClickTime: 1200

No change in double click response speed. Any other suggestions?

Thanks
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GuestToo
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Sep 2005, 23:12    Post subject:  

it might work if you put in /root/.Xdefaults the line:
*multiClickTime: 1000

or whatever you want to set it to

for icewm, i think you would edit /root/.icewm/preferences and change:

# Multiple click time
# MultiClickTime=400 # [0-5000]

to:

# Multiple click time
MultiClickTime=1000 # [0-5000]

or whatever you want to set it to
1000 would be 1 second ... 5000 would be 5 seconds
(note you need to remove the # from the beginning of the line to un-comment it)
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WiZard
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Sep 2005, 17:34    Post subject: double click time  

GuestToo, tried in .Xdefaults, xinitrc:
IceWM*MultiClickTime=1000 # [0-5000]

Tried in ice Preferences:
# Multiple click time
MultiClickTime=1000 # [0-5000]

No change in speed. There's got to be another file or configuration switch somewhere. Could it be related to ROX? If you're 80 years old or handicapped you just can't click the mouse at the current default speed.

I've Googled for solutions and haven't found one that works yet. Grateful for your help.

Thanks
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GuestToo
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Sep 2005, 18:03    Post subject:  

you have to reboot (or restart X) after editing the file(s) to make the changes take effect

i'm not sure if it is doing anything or not
i think editing the icewm preferences file seems to do something ... when i double click the title bar of a rox window in icewm, the double-click action occurs even if the clicks are 3 or 4 seconds apart ... i think the maximum spread you can set for icewm is 5 seconds (5000) ... i think the default is 2/10 ths of a second (200)
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WiZard
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Sep 2005, 19:46    Post subject: double click speed  

GuestToo
I did do a reboot after making any of the changes. I have the ROX desktop settings set for double click (for consistency) and am judging the double click speed by double clicking the desktop application icons. Also, judge by using Gxine FILE OPEN functions.

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BarryK
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Sep 2005, 21:20    Post subject:  

JWMs /root/.jwmrc has a setting for double-click speed, and thoughtjourney's
new JWM configuration gui will be able to adjust it.
Expect it in 1.0.5.
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WiZard
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Sep 2005, 14:40    Post subject: double click speed  

Thanks Barry, don't know if that will carry over to icewm or the ROX desktop icons, but will try when it becomes available. There's got to be a way to do it, any other ideas?
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GuestToo
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Sep 2005, 15:07    Post subject:  

i don't like double-clicking so i always set rox to use single clicking

i've tried a few things with .Xdefaults ... it seems to work for icewm and other programs, but rox (the older version anyway) seems to ignore the changes

i suspect that if rox ignores icewm, it will also ignore jwm
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Kenneth Gundry

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Apr 2006, 14:48    Post subject:  

From last September:
"JWMs /root/.jwmrc has a setting for double-click speed, and thoughtjourney's new JWM configuration gui will be able to adjust it. Expect it in 1.0.5."

Well, I have 1.0.8 and although the jwm instructions mention DoubleClickSpeed, it doesn't appear that I can change it in the gui (and I cannot find any .jwmrc file to modify). Is that feature yet to be included? I agree with the original poster that the default double-click is too fast (and it seems faster than the suggested 400 ms).

Kenneth Gundry
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr 2006, 00:32    Post subject:  

In console type:
Code:
leafpad ~/.jwmrc

You will find there these lines:
Code:
<!-- Double click speed (in milliseconds) -->
<DoubleClickSpeed>400</DoubleClickSpeed>


Change 400 to whatever suits you, and restart JWM (Start->Shutdown->JWM restart).

Did it solve you problem?

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Kenneth Gundry

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr 2006, 15:25    Post subject:  

Thank you. That looked as if it ought to work (I don't know why I couldn't find .jwmrc yesterday!), and indeed that file contained the lines you showed. I changed 400 to 1000, saved the file and restarted jwm, but it made no difference. To make sure I was not dreaming, I temporarily changed it to 10000; again no joy.

Then I searched and found a further three files containing DoubleClickSpeed settings, all in /root/ .jwm/, called jwmrc-personal, jwmrc-personal2 and jwmrc-personal-save, all with the DoubleClickSpeed set to 400, so I changed ALL of those and saved the results (and confirmed by closing and reopening that indeed the changes had been stored ... I'm getting paranoid!). It still made no difference.

I also rebooted, just in case restarting jwm wasn't sufficient, and confirmed that the revised files still contained the changes (I use a multisession CDRW). I am clearly missing something. (At least I now know how to search for files and text within files!)

Kenneth Gundry
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PostPosted: Mon 08 May 2006, 17:02    Post subject:  

Still no joy. I have searched for other things that might affect the double click speed (lke MultiClickTime, DoubleClickTime) but they don't seem to exist. I am pretty sure the present, presumably default, double click speed is in fact faster than the 400 ms that it appeared to be set to in .jwmc. I usually have to try two or three times and need to operate the mouse button as fast as I possibly can. I would appreciate suggestions. I don't have any problem double clicking in other operating systems!

Kenneth Gundry
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PostPosted: Mon 08 May 2006, 23:33    Post subject:  

Kenneth Gundry wrote:
Still no joy. I have searched for other things that might affect the double click speed (lke MultiClickTime, DoubleClickTime) but they don't seem to exist. I am pretty sure the present, presumably default, double click speed is in fact faster than the 400 ms that it appeared to be set to in .jwmc. I usually have to try two or three times and need to operate the mouse button as fast as I possibly can. I would appreciate suggestions. I don't have any problem double clicking in other operating systems!

Kenneth Gundry
I might be wrong, but it looks to me from the source code of JWM that the DoubleClickSpeed configuration option only affects the speed of double-clicking on a window's title-bar. There is no way I can find of altering the speed for item selection. Sad

I can only suggest that you install xfce4 as your windows manager which does, I believe, permit setting the click speed in the way you want.
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