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I am a new MacBook Pro user and I am having a hard time opening programs on my desktop when I double click on the icon. I found out that if you go to System Preferences -> Trackpad and lower the tracking speed, the double click responds better.

However, when I do this the mouse pointer moves really slow.

Does anyone know of way to get the double click to work better without sacrificing the pointer speed?

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You can always manually adjust the double clicking speed.

OS X 10.7

The Double Click Speed option is under System Preferences → Universal Access → Mouse & Trackpad

OS X 10.6

The Double Click Speed option is under System Preferences → Trackpad.

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Hi slhck, I am using Lion and there aren't any double click option settings there. With your help, I found that the double click settings are located under System Preferences -> Universal Access -> Mouse & Trackpad. Thank you for your help! – Robert Dec 23 '11 at 16:07
Ah, didn't know your OS X version. Added it to the answer. Thanks! – slhck Dec 23 '11 at 16:20

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