Double-clicking on Ubuntu Linux is difficult

Issue #23 resolved
Laurens Holst
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When browsing for patch files on Ubuntu Linux, it is hard to open directories by double-clicking. You have to click really fast, otherwise it will give you the rename directory field instead.

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  1. Laurens Holst reporter

    This is because of long-standing Java bug 5076635; it fails to detect the system settings, and falls back to a (very) fast 200ms default.

    You can fix the issue by entering the following on the command line:

    echo "*multiClickTime: 500" >> ~/.Xdefaults
    xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults
    

    This will set the double-click time to 500 ms.

    It will also improve the double-click behaviour in all other Java programs that rely on Swing’s, e.g. it is said IntelliJ also has this issue.

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