Re: Triple click: changing click interval: SOLVED
The parameter that can be changed is the "maximum click interval".
This can be changed with
xterm -mc 500
for 500 milliseconds. I believe the default is 250 milliseconds.
This gives me time to make another click if all three clicks haven't been
recognized. My problem probably did not demand a "minimum click interval" and
I presume Linux recognizes a very small interval between clicks. My mouse
probably isn't sending every click, so I need time (from "-mc 500") to send
another click; perhaps I am not clicking my mouse properly.
The corresponding X-resource is
Przemek Klosowski brought up another characteristic of triple clicks.
They include a "newline" that you usually do not want.
To exclude a "newline" on triple clicks, use
or use the X-resource
I usually make my options explicit in .xsession or an alias.
I currently use the following long list of options.
xterm -cr red -j -si -sk -mc 500 -cn -sb -sl 500 -bg wheat -geom
128x43+0+0 -xrm xterm.vt100.pointerColor:blue -xrm
xterm.vt100.pointerColorBackground:yellow -xrm xterm.vt100.pointerShape:gumby
Here, I have found that the sroll length "-sl 500" should be less than 1500 or
xterm starts to use much more memory. The "gumby" really is a gumby pointer,
with pointy head and all. I prefer gumby because, unlike the "I" beam, since
only his finger points to a character, he does not interfere with reading a
character or word on a line of interest.
How did I finally find this solution?
Mostly, I needed somewhat unique keywords.
"mouse" was too general, while "click" was fairly specific.
"triple click" was more specific.
Since mail-list, news-list, and HOWTO lists turned up no answers, I tried some
dpkg -L xbase |xargs zgrep -i click |less
The "-L" lists all the files in the debian package "xbase".
"xargs" puts pipe arguments after your following command and arguments -- this
is one of the niftyest tools in Linux, one I only found a year ago.
The "less" pipe works nicely when control characters get printed, so your
screen needn't be reset.
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