Apple OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Slowing down your mouse's double click speed
Mac key convention: ' Ctrl ' is used for 'Control', ' Apple ' is used for 'Command' and 'Alt' is used for the 'Option' key.
Note: For keyboard access, make sure ' Full keyboard access ' is turned on - you can turn it on or off; by pressing ' Ctrl ' + ' F1 ' at any time.
- Make sure you are in ' Finder ' - press ' Apple ' + ' Tab ' if necessary to cycle through open applications until you return to ' Finder '.
- Click on the 'Apple ' menu or press ' Ctrl ' + ' F2 '.
- Click on ' System Preferences... ' as shown in Fig 1 or press the down arrow key to highlight it and then press ' Enter '.
- Click on the ' Mouse ' icon or press ' Tab ' repeatedly (you might need to press ' Ctrl ' + ' F7 ' first) to cycle through the icons until the ' Mouse ' icon is highlighted and then press the ' Spacebar '.Fig 2
- Click to select or Tab to highlight the pointer under ‘Double-Click’. Fig 3
- Use the left and right arrow keys to alter the ‘Double-Click speed’ or click to select the pointer and drag to select the appropriate speed.
- When you are happy with your double click speed click the ' Close ' (red) button at the top of the ‘Mouse’ window or press ' Apple' + ' W ' to close the window and return to the ' Finder ' desktop.
Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.
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