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I have a mouse with a weird problem. The left button sometimes fires a double click even if I click just one time.
I would like to know if there's a way to avoid fast double clicks, ignoring clicks with an interval lower than a defined value.
I'm using Fedora 15.
Thanks in advance.

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I have had it happen to me as well, on a Windows 7 machine. –  Kevdog777 Jul 19 '12 at 15:48
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The mouse is supposed to do that already: it's called debouncing. It sounds like the switch is worn out and is bouncing a lot; it might be easiest to just get a new mouse. –  Wyzard Jul 19 '12 at 23:54
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Not a real answer to your question, as it's not a software solution, but when a mouse of mine becomes old enough to exhibit such behaviour, I tend to open it up, swap the left-button microswitch with that of a button I use less often (means desolder, swap, resolder), and reassemble the casing. –  MvG Jul 23 '12 at 17:04
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Same here. Don't even try to fix hardware-problems with software. –  Bonsi Scott Nov 13 '12 at 22:23
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@BonsiScott You can't fix hardware problems with software but you can compensate for them. –  David May 22 '13 at 20:35

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I found this:

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xf86-input-evdev-debounce/

after googling for "linux xinput mouse debounce"

I'm not gonna test it. It's been a long time since you asked, but maybe someone has the same problem with a favorite mouse, so here it is. Also, I'm not an Arch user; but they really rock!

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. –  jordanm Oct 18 at 3:59

you can try the option

Double-Click Timeout

in mouse preferences, like this http://beginlinux.com/desktop/fedora/mouse-preferences

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This option specifies the the longest possible interval between two clicks to be detected as a double click but the OP needs to specify the shortest possible interval. I have never seen such an option. –  pabouk Sep 22 at 12:36

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