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Single Mouse Click

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:44 pm
by Gary7
In every OS I have used , I had the ability to use a single click to activate an application. It has not been since the days of using the first Windows that I could only single click. How can I acomplish this in Linux Mint 14.1?

Re: Single Mouse Click

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 5:48 pm
by xenopeek
Perhaps elaborate a bit more, as you can start any application from the menu with a single click. So I'm assuming you mean in your file manager, and then it would help if you are specific about either which desktop environment you are using (MATE/Cinnamon/Xfce/KDE) and/or which file manager (if not the default one for your desktop environment).

Re: Single Mouse Click

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 6:01 pm
by Gary7
Well I can't even open Firefox with a single click. That is a shortcust on the desktop. I could not even find where to set it to single click.

Re: Single Mouse Click

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 6:05 pm
by xenopeek
Gary7 wrote:That is a shortcust on the desktop.
Which is handled by your file manager, so returning to my request for details above :)

Re: Single Mouse Click

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 6:06 pm
by Gary7
Actually it is only shortcuts on the desktop where I have to double click to open one.

Re: Single Mouse Click

Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 1:48 am
by xenopeek
You gonna dodge much longer to answer the question that will help others help you?

Re: Single Mouse Click

Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 2:10 am
by Lumikki
Ogrinal poster, please tell what version of linux mint you have installed. Because there is many different Mint versions.

Re: Single Mouse Click

Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 6:43 am
by xenopeek
Anyway, on Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon it couldn't be easier (once you remember that your file manager handles the desktop). Nemo > Edit > Preferences > Behavior tab > Single click to open items. That also affects the desktop (letting me single click to open items).

Re: Single Mouse Click

Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 10:26 pm
by Reorx
OP;

Xenopeek's last post is your solution...

"Nemo" = open your home folder. "Edit" is found on the menu bar...

Re: Single Mouse Click

Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 1:01 pm
by stelzergdiane
xenopeek wrote:Anyway, on Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon it couldn't be easier (once you remember that your file manager handles the desktop). Nemo > Edit > Preferences > Behavior tab > Single click to open items. That also affects the desktop (letting me single click to open items).
I will try this one thanks!

Re: Single Mouse Click

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 8:36 am
by Charles123
Thought I'd mention if you're using Mate (I havn't tried the other desktops) you also open files & applications with a single click of the middle button by default.

Charles.

Re: Single Mouse Click

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 12:46 pm
by Brucey99
I must say, I've never known why we need to double click folders/files rather than single click. It seems inconistent with everything else and doesn't seem to serve any proper function

Re: Single Mouse Click

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 2:20 pm
by gwahyyr
It works the same way on 18.1. Cinnamon Edition. Thanks Xenopeek.