Editing Gnome for single click

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 23:46:25 UTC 2010

> I don't think that there is a way to make all applications behave the
> way you want them to behave.  However, I've found that you can drag
> a character into the Text to copy field of gucharmap which would avoid
> having to double-click.  KCharSelect (I think it or its analog is still
> available in KDE) is alternative you could try since one reference
> I found to it suggests that it uses a single-click for character
> selection.  I have no idea about Zim, but I think that it would be an
> application-specific setting if there is such a one.

I am familiar with kcharselect, I was just giving an example.

> Both GNOME and KDE have options for selecting single-click or
> double-click for actions (open, execute, etc.) on items (typically
> files) rendered as icons on the desktop, in a file manager (Nautilus,
> Konqueror, Dolphin), in file dialogs, and some other "browse" type
> dialogs (control center).  This is what the Behavior option in File
> Management Preferences from Nautilus pertains.  Any other UI elements
> likely have application-specific settings if any at all.

The developer of Zim wiki thinks that there is such a Gnome setting

Dotan Cohen


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