Ubuntu: How to open on single mouse click


Somehow I changed the setting from the default double click to single click which makes the right click open the file when I want the right click menu. So I need to know where I did it so I can reverse it.

I've spent the whole night trying to remember how I did it, Please help, Thanks

The setting altered both sides, Solved thanks guys!


Open Folders

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Click on files on the top Ubuntu bar, and choose Preferences.

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Click on the Behavior tab, and change the behavior .

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If its the right click that you changed, you probably changed the mouse to left handed. If that's the case, then open dconf editor. If its not installed then, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools  

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Open any folder, go to edit, then preferences. Open second tab (behavior?) and there is the setting you want.



1.Under Places you could click open "Computer" in the drop down selection

2.Once you have "Computer" open to the far right in that window click the gear icon.

3.Once you click the gear icon you will see a drop down list populate again, and in there will be preferences.

4.Click the preferences selection and then select the "behavior" tab and then select single click or double click,whatever you desire.

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