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taylorkh 01-21-2010 12:31 PM

Single click to activate items - Gnome - file locate dialog
Hope the subject was not too confusing...

I have changed the preference in the Nautilus file manager/browser to "Single click to activate items" and it works.

However, when I run an application, say Totem Movie Player, and select Movie/Open I am presented with a Nautilus like file navigation dialog. This is a common dialog to most Gnome applications - probably part of Gnome. Problem is, the dialog does not respect my "single click..." preference.

Is there somewhere I can change this behavior?



p.s. I have tested this in Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04 alpha 2 and CentOS 5.4 - I do not think it is distribution related.

Agrouf 01-22-2010 04:53 AM

Here is the bug in GTK:
It has been opened in 2003 and is not fixed to this date.

taylorkh 01-22-2010 07:59 AM

Thanks Agrouf,

I read through the "bug" and all its discussion - what a fiasco! I have recently become comfortable with the single click option in Nautilus and Gnome Commander - looks like I will not see it in the file chooser for another couple of decades :(

I think I will setup a Kubuntu virtual machine and see what happens in KDE. I used to use KDE on Red Hat and Fedora until I started using Ubuntu about 6.04. Kubuntu at that time had some sort of issue and Gnome had finally reduced its icon sizes to smaller than a football and I have used Gnome ever since.

Again thanks for the pointer to the "bug"


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