An interesting behaviour in Lucid.....

Markus Schönhaber ubuntu-users at
Thu Apr 15 13:09:59 UTC 2010

15.04.2010 14:45, Basil Chupin:

> 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.

That's default behaviour.

> And I cannot see anywhere where there is the ability to set the choice 
> of using either a single- or a double-click to start a program. (I 
> always use a single click but I know of many people who prefer to 
> double-click to open the application.)

Since, in default Gnome, the desktop is nothing else but a special
nautilus "window", the settings made for the file browser windows also
apply to the desktop.
In a file browser window, open Edit/Preferences/Behaviour and set the
single/double click option to your liking.


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