GNOME launchers execute twice on double-click from Nautilus?

Darryl Tidd darryl.tidd at
Tue Sep 11 15:18:14 UTC 2007

Hey Joe,
Check the preferences in the edit menu of nautilus.  on the behavior 
tab  make sure "Double Click" is checked and not "Single Click".

Joe Holloway wrote:
> When I double-click to activate a launcher from within Nautilus, it
> frequently launches the application twice.  I've reduced the equation
> by creating a dummy launcher that just executes a "sleep 3".  Here's
> what I've found:
> If I double-click on a launcher sitting on my desktop (outside of
> Nautilus), it always behaves as expected and launches once.  The same
> if I highlight the launcher on my Desktop and press "Enter".
> However, if I navigate to the launcher sitting in /home/joe/Desktop
> (or anywhere else in the file system) using Nautilus and double-click,
> about 1/3 of the time it launches two terminal windows instead of one.
>  If I highlight the launcher and press "Enter", it always behaves as
> expected and launches once.
> I suspect this is a bug in Nautilus, but I couldn't find the right
> combination of keywords to score a hit.    Is there anyone in
> ubuntu-users land that can confirm this behavior?
> Thanks,
> Joe
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