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    single clicking desktop icons in xubuntu


    I've been using xubuntu for a while now and trying to figure out how to setup single clicking desktop icons. I've searched pretty extensively and have found nothing. From what I've seen its not possible. Any suggestions on this?

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    does anyone know if there is a config file that one can edit to change between single click and double clicking of desktop icons?

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    anyone have a clue on how this could be done? I still haven't found a solution to this. everything that i've read says that it can't be done but I would imagine that there is a config file that you could edit to do this.

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    forum.guy
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    In Xfce4, I've always had to double-click desktop icons regardless of the distribution, while files and folders in the file manager could be set for single-click. If the fix that you seek does exist, I've never found it, either.
    oz

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    A patch has been submitted (here) a mere two days ago. So I guess you would need to download the source then patch and build it yourself to take advantage. It may get applied to XFCE sooner or later!
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    forum.guy
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    Nice find, elija... that was always a major annoyance for me.

    Hopefully, the Xfce devs will implement it.
    oz

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    xubuntu 12.04
    right click on desktop->desktop settings->icons->single click to activate items

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