An interesting behaviour in Lucid.....

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Thu Apr 15 13:08:57 UTC 2010

On 15/04/10 22:59, andrew clarke wrote:
> On Thu 2010-04-15 22:45:01 UTC+1000, Basil Chupin (blchupin at wrote:
>> ....which may also be the same in Karmic et alia but as I haven't run
>> them so I wouldn't know.
>> Today I put some applications on the Desktop before transferring them to
>> the (top) Panel.
>> When I tried to execute the apps. I had to *double-click* on the icon(s)
>> (while they were on the Desktop).
>> However, when the apps. were sitting in the Panel, a *single-click*
>> would execute the selected program.
> I'm pretty sure this is standard behaviour in GNOME.  Single-click for
> panel icons, double-click for desktop icons.

Oh, OK.

> Also analogous to Microsoft Windows behaviour, single-click for
> taskbar icons in the quick launch bar, anyway, and double-click for
> desktop icons.

No, not so. In XP I have single-click to activate a program irrespective 
of where it is situated. From memory, this is set in Start>Control 

> And analogous to Apple's Mac OS X, single-click for icons in the Dock,
> and double-click for icons on the desktop.

Apple I know zilch about :-) .


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