LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-12-2007, 02:16 PM   #1
Doug Vitale
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Distribution: Fedora 10/Mint 5 KDE
Posts: 69

Rep: Reputation: 16
Question Single-click, double-click icons in KDE


In KDE, how do you change the option to single-click or double-click desktop icons to launch them? I use Fedora, OpenSuse, and Kubuntu, and in Fedora you need to double-click by default, which I would like to change. Thank you.
 
Old 06-12-2007, 02:25 PM   #2
ewjim
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: Chester. U.K.
Distribution: Debian Etch
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
If you go to browse a folder, go to edit, preferences. Open behavior tab and you should find at the top 'single click to activate item'.
 
Old 06-12-2007, 02:26 PM   #3
jan-portugal
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Location: Portugal
Distribution: openSUSE 12.1/KDE & LXDE
Posts: 49

Rep: Reputation: 15
You do that in 'Control Center'

Probably (I'm not sure about the terms, but you'll find it) under 'Peripherals > Mouse'

First tab let you choose between single and double click to open files etc.

http://docs.kde.org/development/en/k...ol-center.html

Last edited by jan-portugal; 06-12-2007 at 02:29 PM.
 
Old 06-12-2007, 02:32 PM   #4
Doug Vitale
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Distribution: Fedora 10/Mint 5 KDE
Posts: 69

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by jan-portugal
You do that in 'Control Center'

Probably (I'm not sure about the terms, but you'll find it) under 'Peripherals > Mouse'

First tab let you choose between single and double click to open files etc.

http://docs.kde.org/development/en/k...ol-center.html
You are correct. Thank you!
 
Old 05-11-2008, 03:39 PM   #5
Peterius
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Distribution: Gentoo, Debian, OpenBSD, NetBSD
Posts: 157

Rep: Reputation: 16
An extra little something for those who might google this page. If you're using kde software without kde, like a single app, then you don't have access to that mouse control panel. The solution then is to add or change the following line in:
~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals

[KDE]
SingleClick=false

It has to be under [KDE] and false turns off that weird SingleClick behavior.
 
Old 07-23-2008, 05:08 PM   #6
hulten
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peterius View Post
The solution then is to add or change the following line in:
~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals

[KDE]
SingleClick=false
Thank you, Peterius! It took me almost ten minutes to find such a simple setting, which would have taken even longer if it weren't for you.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Single Click for Icons more convenient dagrollo Linux - Newbie 4 02-22-2007 09:04 AM
single click instead of double - opening folders dianat100 Mandriva 5 10-23-2005 04:44 PM
mouse: single-click becomes double-click kinzlaw Linux - Hardware 2 08-24-2005 07:55 PM
Gnome 2.6.1: Single Click acts like Double Click Der_tolle_Emil Linux - Software 2 09-13-2004 08:59 AM
Double-Click Icons? chjade84 Red Hat 4 05-11-2004 08:45 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:19 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration