Nemo Quick left & right click counts as a double left click

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vittopascu
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Nemo Quick left & right click counts as a double left click

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Hello Everyone,

I would like to report an unexpected behaviour on Mint 19.3 Cinnamon. I am not sure if it is by design or it is an actual issue.

Quite simply, in Nemo if I left-click a file to select it and then very soon after I right-click on it to bring up the context menu, it counts instead as a double left click, and therefore it often opens the file (and does not bring up the context menu). This does not happen on the desktop, which behaves as one would expect, only within Nemo as far as I can tell.

Thanks,
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Re: Nemo Quick left & right click counts as a double left click

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This is because a simultaneous left-right click means middle click, and middle click opens the folder on a new tab.

Speaking of which, middle click is also traditionally used to copy and paste text.
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Re: Nemo Quick left & right click counts as a double left click

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erginemr wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:26 am
This is because a simultaneous left-right click means middle click, and middle click opens the folder on a new tab.

Speaking of which, middle click is also traditionally used to copy and paste text.
I am not sure this answer is correct. I have middle click emulation disabled in my mouse settings on Cinnamon. Also, this issue happens with files, not folders. If I middle-click on a file it does not open, while if I left-right click on it, it opens. It looks to me like an issue, but if it is intentional I would be curious to know the reasoning behind it...
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