Editing Gnome for single click

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jan 8 00:22:43 UTC 2010

On 01/07/2010 03:44 PM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2010/1/8 NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net>:
>> On 01/07/2010 12:34 PM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>>> Open nautilus - Edit|Preferences|Behavior|'Single click to open items' ?
>>> Thanks, Gary, but that is already set. I need single click on all
>>> Gnome functions, for instance in the otherwise terrific gucharmap one
>>> must double-click to select a character. In general, that is bad. But
>>> in my case where I cannot double-click comfortably (disability) it is
>>> a deal-breaker. There are other applications which use Gnome settings,
>>> such as Zim-wiki.
>> gucharmap: I think you mean that you must double-click to add the
>> character to the 'text to copy' bar? Otherwise clicking on any character
>> selects that character. Rather than double-clicking (and I know of no
>> way to get the app to change), use the mouse to drag the character to
>> 'Text to copy'. Not sure if that may be more difficult for you given
>> your disability, but it is an option if you did not know about it.
> Yes, I discovered dragging too. However, the issue is more general
> than just gucharmap, that was an example. In KDE the user can set it
> so that there is no longer a concept of double click, everything is a
> single click.

Maybe this will be of interest:
[Double-/single-click to activate should follow Nautilus option]

That said, I think that the application itself will be the place to look
for change. Nautilus controls the desktop (except for the Gnome panels),
so setting single click in Nautilus provides for single click on the
desktop icons as well.
  If you look in the doc for gucharmap, you will find that the function
is set for 'double-click' and there is no mention of 'single-click'. So
you really should be looking at the app authors instead of a
"system-wide" change.

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