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Re: am I getting old (lead fingered), or have my mice been taking steroids

On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 22:04 -0500, Claude Jones wrote:
> OK - with a subject line like that, this is going to be a letdown.
> On two separate FC4 machines, my mice have suddenly acquired deep sensivity - 
> no, they aren't crying every time I click, but they are taking single clicks 
> and treating them as double. I'm skimming mail, for instance, and I click on 
> the next message arrow, and two messages are marked read and the third 
> message gets displayed. If I click on a message in the list to see it in the 
> reading pane, it opens up its own window. Doesn't happen every time, but, 
> it's happening with increasing frequency - like many times a day. I tried 
> playing with the KDE (I'm running KDE-Redhat) sensitivity setting, but it 
> didn't seem to help.
> Any ideas? 

hey claude, geezerhood gets us all!  :-)

i've noticed for a long time now that if i hold down the click for a bit
longer than normal -- which i tend to do while i'm thinking about
something else on the page still -- that it gets treated as (apparently)
one click on click-down, and another click on click-up.  i'm not sure
but that it's a characteristic of the mouse itself or not, but i've seen
the same thing on multiple os's.


cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

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