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Old 07-18-2016, 03:03 PM   #1
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click on file name to change the name...


I am using Linux Mint 18 with the Cinnamon desktop. I think that a few distros ago Linux Mint was supposed to be able to let you change the name of a file in the GUI by slowly clicking on a file name twice (just like (gasp!) MS Windows. I can't seem to be able to do that. Is there a setting somewhere that controls that? I have to right click on the file and then click on Rename... to do it now. I though it was supposed to work in 17, that didn't work there either.
 
Old 07-18-2016, 03:19 PM   #2
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F2 key after single click works in pretty much all file managers.
 
Old 07-18-2016, 03:45 PM   #3
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gnome3 is a mess
in the upper right of the desktop there is a setting tool
you have to set "allow inline rename"
 
Old 07-18-2016, 03:46 PM   #4
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gnome3 is a mess
in the upper right of the desktop there is a setting tool
you have to set "allow inline rename"
But this is Cinnamon
 
Old 07-18-2016, 04:12 PM   #5
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But this is Cinnamon
Perhaps he meant GTK+ 3?

Anyway, the solution is to tick (in the Dolphin file manager) Edit->Preferences->Behaviour->Click twice with a pause in between to rename items.
 
Old 07-18-2016, 05:09 PM   #6
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Use the F2 Key...'cept on a Lenovo

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F2 key after single click works in pretty much all file managers.
Yea, that worked. I was hoping for a closer-to-windows thing, as this a a Lenovo laptop, and some Bozo decided to make the F keys need Fn key held down first, making it just about as easy to right click and do the Rename... thing. Yuck!
 
Old 07-18-2016, 05:12 PM   #7
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That work with the Cinnamone desktop by chance?

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gnome3 is a mess
in the upper right of the desktop there is a setting tool
you have to set "allow inline rename"
I don't suppose there is a secret-undisclosed thing on a menu somewhere for the Cinnamon desktop that does that is there? There is nothing in the upper right on this desktop.
 
Old 07-18-2016, 05:58 PM   #8
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Yea, that worked. I was hoping for a closer-to-windows thing, as this a a Lenovo laptop, and some Bozo decided to make the F keys need Fn key held down first, making it just about as easy to right click and do the Rename... thing. Yuck!
Great. You might want to mark the thread as "Solved" (under Thread Tools).

You only need to set it once, and it affects both the file manager and the desktop, so you don't need a "secret-undisclosed thing on a menu somewhere for the Cinnamon desktop". The poster was talking about Gnome 3, not Cinnamon.
 
  


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