I can't open folders with double click anymore. Instead I have to right click and press open. How do I reenable it? I'm running Ubuntu 13.04.

  • OMG thank you so much for that i have been right clicking and hitting open for almost a year now
    – user306743
    Jul 18, 2014 at 7:12

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Go to System Settings > Click on Mouse and TouchPad & Check Double Click to low

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    I had been struggling without double clicking. thanks for your help and you made me work eagarly more on ubuntu Jun 7, 2016 at 6:48

Ubuntu 18.04

  • Open Settings and click on the left tap Universal Access.

  • In the bottom you will find Double-Click delay

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  • I can confirm that this method of increasing double-click delay had solved my double-click problem
    – Cipto HD
    Nov 4, 2018 at 16:54

In Ubuntu 17.10 and some other versions, the setting to set the double-click speed doesn't show under the "mouse and touchpad" settings - see here:

mouse and trackpad settings in Ubuntu 17.10

However, there is a different solution or workaround:

  1. Open the Activities overview and start typing Universal Access.
  2. Click on Universal Access to open the panel.
  3. Under Pointing & Clicking, adjust the Double-click slider to a value you find comfortable.

Source: http://ftp.labdoo.org/download/Public/manuals/help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/mouse-doubleclick.html

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  • I just found a solution and turned the question into an answer.
    – user880540
    Oct 10, 2018 at 14:11

I was having this problem after reinstalling xserver sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-all, since keyboard and mouse suddenly stopped working.

I tried the same with this answer: https://askubuntu.com/a/295342/1201991 . Everything was ok then.


open startup Application Preference -> Add

  • Name: Touchpad Tap Function
  • Command : synclient TapButton1=1 TapButton2=3 TapButton3=2

Then click Add

And reboot

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