Let be clear. I upgraded from 10.6.8 to 10.11 (Snow Leopard to El Capitan) a couple of months ago.

I got used to it and even customized all the basic Trackpad and Accessibility settings but I still can't get used to how the triple click works.

In my previous macOS (like in other operating systems) when you quadruple click it's equal to a triple + single click, with the result of selecting whole paragraph and undo this action.

So by clicking x times it just cycles this 3 + 1.

But on El Capitan, after triple click I need to wait something that feels as long as 1-2 seconds before allowing single-click to undo whole paragraph selection.

This way if I quadruple click or triple click and failing to wait those 1-2 seconds I could endlessly be stuck in tapping/clicking with no effect and the best option is to press esc.

Is it possible to set this 3 + 1 click cycle back?

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I finally discovered how to solve this a while ago, by chance.

I was exploring System Preferences > Accessibility and after finishing setting what I needed under the Keyboard section I took a look at the Mouse & Trackpad one.

The solution was to just increase the Double-click speed.

If I recall it right that option wasn't under Accesibility back on Snow Leopard and probably I touched it just once a lifetime ago (if I had even touched it) and forgot it ever since.

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