Double-click consistency in KDE

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Thu Aug 27 09:31:26 BST 2009

On Wednesday 26 August 2009 21:54:42 Paul Hartman wrote:
> If you go into System Settings -> Keyboard and Mouse -> Mouse there
> are settings to choose between one-click or two-click mode, and the
> behavior of hover-selection etc when in one-click mode.
> Obviously any individual programs may behave however they like but I
> hope at least KDE4 programs will be consistent.

It should be that simple, but I have to agree with Peter.  I've used single-
click for years, but often wondered why in konqueror or dolphin I have to 
double-click to open directories.  It's even more confusing now, because 
sometimes they open with single-click, and so far I haven't spotted the 
pattern.  I'll try to watch out over the next day or two and work out what's 

In passing - since KDE 4.3 the behaviour of folderviews has changed.  
Previously, clicking on a directory opened konqueror.  Now I can hover over a 
directory and it shows me the files inside.  I can open that file for editing 
without having the intermediate step of opening a file browser.  Brilliant!

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