Single Mouse Click

All Gurus once were Newbies
Forum rules
There are no such things as "stupid" questions. However if you think your question is a bit stupid, then this is the right place for you to post it. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast. For long and complicated questions prefer the other forums within the support section.
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
User avatar
Gary7
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:31 am

Single Mouse Click

Post 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?
User avatar
xenopeek
Level 25
Level 25
Posts: 25229
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:58 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Single Mouse Click

Post 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).
Image
User avatar
Gary7
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:31 am

Re: Single Mouse Click

Post 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.
User avatar
xenopeek
Level 25
Level 25
Posts: 25229
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:58 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Single Mouse Click

Post 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 :)
Image
User avatar
Gary7
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:31 am

Re: Single Mouse Click

Post by Gary7 »

Actually it is only shortcuts on the desktop where I have to double click to open one.
User avatar
xenopeek
Level 25
Level 25
Posts: 25229
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:58 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Single Mouse Click

Post by xenopeek »

You gonna dodge much longer to answer the question that will help others help you?
Image
User avatar
Lumikki
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 227
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:21 pm

Re: Single Mouse Click

Post by Lumikki »

Ogrinal poster, please tell what version of linux mint you have installed. Because there is many different Mint versions.
Asus P7P55D, i5 750 2.6Ghz, 8GB DDR3, GeForce 750Ti, 80GB Intel SSD, Dell 1600x1200, Dual boot, Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon, Windows 7
User avatar
xenopeek
Level 25
Level 25
Posts: 25229
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:58 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Single Mouse Click

Post 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).
Image
User avatar
Reorx
Level 12
Level 12
Posts: 4032
Joined: Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:14 pm
Location: SE Florida, USA

Re: Single Mouse Click

Post by Reorx »

OP;

Xenopeek's last post is your solution...

"Nemo" = open your home folder. "Edit" is found on the menu bar...
Full time Linux Mint user since 2011 - Currently running mostly LM19C and a little LM20C.

Image Image Image
stelzergdiane
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 2:23 am

Re: Single Mouse Click

Post 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!
Charles123
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 81
Joined: Tue May 22, 2012 5:50 pm
Location: London

Re: Single Mouse Click

Post 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.
Brucey99
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:47 pm

Re: Single Mouse Click

Post 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
gwahyyr
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:06 am

Re: Single Mouse Click

Post by gwahyyr »

It works the same way on 18.1. Cinnamon Edition. Thanks Xenopeek.
Post Reply

Return to “Newbie Questions”