GNOME launchers execute twice on double-click from Nautilus?

jholloway7 at jholloway7 at
Tue Sep 11 15:39:02 UTC 2007

Hi Darryl,

Good thought, but I verified that "Double click to activate items" is
indeed selected.  I set it to "Single click..." and didn't notice any
strange behavior with that option selected.   When I set it back to
"Double click..." I was able to reproduce the strange behavior again.


On 9/11/07, Darryl Tidd <darryl.tidd at> wrote:
> 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".
> Darryl
> 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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