Double-click consistency in KDE

Peter Lewis lewisp at
Wed Aug 26 17:56:25 BST 2009

I have used many versions of KDE since 1998 but there is one thing that has 
always perplexed me...

Who decides when a double-click will have to be used to change to a folder 
when navigating file-structures, or launch an application within a folder?

If I may come clean at the start, I regard the double-click as the spawn of 
the devil. What irritates me though is having to guess when I will have to 
double-click and when just to click once.

Is there any way to control this? I can find none up to KDE 4.2. In "System 
Settings" -> General you can click on "Keyboard & Mouse" and its background 
turns blue! WoW! Double-click and you can get to Mouse Settings where you can 
select "Single-click to open files and folders" (single-click YuK) which I do 
have selected, but still have to double-click when negotiating Open Document 
in Okular.

(I like dolphin, hover over to highlight, click to action.)

Kind regards,
Peter Lewis

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