thanx and follow up
i'd been wondering bout this for a while b/c i used to have it on single click and can't recall having changed the setting but was stuck on one click =select 2= execute for a while. neway, i searched and found this right =away, thats why i love linux questions.org. another thing which i somehow messed with the setting where the audio from multimedia files is previewed by simply hovering the mouse over them. i've been trying to fix this through right click and edit file type, but can only get a new konqueror or kaboodle window to open and play the file with a click.