Monday, December 17, 2007

Double-clicking to select text fails in jEdit on Kubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10)

After a failed attempt to upgrade Feisty, I wiped my Kubuntu partition and reinstalled Gutsy from scratch on my Compaq Presario C506ca. All went well - I managed to get the sound working (can't recall the tweak right now), got Ruby, Rails 2.0 and jEdit installed. Then I discovered I had to double-click real fast to select words or lines of text in jEdit. A little googling around led me at last to this post Bug #55270 in xorg (Ubuntu): “Double-click timeout is not applied to X”, which explained the problem and best of all had a fix: add *multiClickTime: 400 to your .Xdefaults or .Xresources file (not sure which one applies to which environment, but .Xdefaults worked for me).

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