Slowing down Your mouse's double click speed in Mac OS 8 and 9


  1. Click on the ' Apple ' menu ( no keyboard shortcut).
  2. From the ' Control Panels ' sub menu click on ' Mouse ', the ' Mouse ' Control Panel will then open as shown in Fig 1 ( no keyboard shortcut) .

Mouse Control Panel
Fig 1

  1. From here click on one of the radio buttons in the lower half of the window to select a different ' Double-Click ' speed. The first radio button on the left is the slowest and they get faster as you go to the right ( no keyboard shortcut).
  2. Test the setting by double clicking on an item in ' Finder ' the ' Wastebasket/Trash ' may be the easiest to test on as it is always in the lower right of the desktop.
  3. When you are happy with the speed click on the Window's close button or use ' Apple ' + ' W ' to close the ' Mouse ' Control Panel.

Note: The double click speed changes immediately so you can check the speed in finder without having to close the control panel.

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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