Should mousing over (but not clicking) audio files on the desktop cause them to play invisibly?

Andreas Schildbach andreas at
Fri Apr 3 16:34:04 BST 2009

On Thu, 2009-04-02 at 13:59 -0700, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> So, by default Gnome has a feature that I've seen confuse at least a few 
> users - if you leave the mouse over top an audio file it will 
> automatically start playing the file, even if it's already open or you 
> have other music playing at the same time.

A possible compromise could be: only play audio preview if file is selected (e.g. single click or cursor arrows). To be discussion: What happens on multi-select?

Best regards,


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