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I find my self constantly dragging text, links, icons, and other things a few pixels by accident. Can I somehow increase the drag threshold? I thought at first it was because I use a trackpad, but I get the same unwanted behavior with a plain old mouse.

I am using mostly Unity and sometimes GNOME in Ubuntu 12.10.

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It's in Settings -> Mouse and Touchpad. From there you can set Drag and Drop Threshold. I've got mine set pretty high for that reason.

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That was only too obvious once you know where to look. Thank you! –  Aeyoun Dec 11 '12 at 1:43

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