An interesting behaviour in Lucid.....

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at
Thu Apr 15 17:28:43 UTC 2010

Basil Chupin wrote:
> 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 
> Panel>Folders.

	Actually, what he meant, and forgot to add, was that the double-click 
is the default behavior, like Gnome.

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