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Windows 7: Set minimum length for double-click

24 Jul 2014   #1
MarkC0

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Set minimum length for double-click

Hello,
Is there a way to set a minimum length for double-clicking? Through Windows you can adjust the maximum length, but I do not see any option to adjust minimum length.

Essentially my mouse has started detected two quick presses from one press due to a hardware issue. This causes double-clicking when I am attempting to single click. If I could set a minimum length of say 0.25 seconds, I believe this would solve the issue.

3rd party program is acceptable if needed.

Thanks,
Mark


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24 Jul 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Mark I am wondering what you are actually after as in my pic is the only way I know of setting the click speed. It in turn will be buried in the registry somewhere but unless you are really sure of what you are doing best left alone.
Personally I prefer single click too.


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25 Jul 2014   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote:
Set minimum length for double-click
I doubt there would be adjustable parameters for this. Aside from compensating for faulty hardware what would be the need?
It could be done with third party software but I have never hard of such. But again, where is the need?
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25 Jul 2014   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Get rid of double click, it`s useless.

Set it to single click in Control Panel/Folder Options
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25 Jul 2014   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Quote:
Set minimum length for double-click
I doubt there would be adjustable parameters for this. Aside from compensating for faulty hardware what would be the need?
It could be done with third party software but I have never hard of such. But again, where is the need?
Yes mate basically what I said and I don't know about you but it does depend too on how fats one can actually double click

In the pic I showed the only way I know to set the click speed (and also the sped of the mouse on the screen) and there has to be some registry entry for this but again why muck about with something in there.

Ditto Addram that is something I do too as I mentioned before
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25 Jul 2014   #6
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Get rid of double click, it`s useless.

Set it to single click in Control Panel/Folder Options
That might work in Windows itself but much software will require or be limited without double click.
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25 Jul 2014   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep mate point taken but all that is then needed is the double click even set to single click.Well that is in my experience at least.
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25 Jul 2014   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What software is limited by single click? I have been using single click for at least 10 years and haven't found any. That doesn't mean their isn't any just that I haven't found any.
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31 Jul 2014   #9
MarkC0

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Faulty hardware, yes. This only happens once every 8-10 clicks, so still useable mostly.

I don't have an issue with folders however, although it still does happen sometimes of course. My issue is with a few other programs that use the double-click functionality. As a random example, an accidental double click on a library video file in Premiere will cause it to load and start playing in the preview monitor.
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31 Jul 2014   #10
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
What software is limited by single click? I have been using single click for at least 10 years and haven't found any. That doesn't mean their isn't any just that I haven't found any.
I still use the double click method as I have found programs actually load faster than if I use the single click.
There may not be a noticeable difference with an HDD, but with a SSD there is a noticeable difference.
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