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Author Topic: slow down the mouse double clicks  (Read 3676 times)

techidave

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slow down the mouse double clicks
« on: May 22, 2008, 08:55:37 PM »
I am looking for some kind of software (free) that will slow down the speed of the mouse double click in Win XP Pro SP2.  I have set windows to as slow as it will go  but it is still too fast for my client who has some minor physical handicaps.  He has had this mouse for several months but only recently has this became a problem.  He has the Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse ver 2.0 if this helps any.  It is a USB mouse connected to the PS/2 port with the adaptor ( I think).

When you double click a desktop icon it usually doesn't open.  If you click it one to highlight it and then press enter it works ok.  His problem is he cannot click the mouse twice fast enough to open the program.

I also believe it is using the default MS drivers.

Any ideas on how to solve this dilemna? 

PhilB66

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Re: slow down the mouse double clicks
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 09:03:43 PM »
TweakUI maybe?

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BTW 1, the mouse settings are @ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse

BTW 2, this may not be a speed issue, but a limitation in the area in which the second click is performed. Try to change the DoubleClickHeight and DoubleClickWidth values (4 is the default).
« Last Edit: May 22, 2008, 09:25:53 PM by PhilB66 »

techidave

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Re: slow down the mouse double clicks
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2008, 09:20:37 PM »
I thought about that one bu didn't have any real experience using it.  Will it slow it down more than Windows will?

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Re: slow down the mouse double clicks
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008, 09:26:41 PM »
Just edited my first post. See comment at the end.

BTW, The default DoubleClickSpeed is 500 (in miliseconds). You may want to ajust the value, but remember to backup the registry first (lower values mean faster speeds).
« Last Edit: May 22, 2008, 09:31:23 PM by PhilB66 »