1) Using File Manager, open a new window.2) Go to Edit > Preferences.3) Click on "Behavior" tab (3rd from the left).4) Select "Double click to activate items" radio.
on 09/23/2010 – Made popular on 09/23/2010
No single click of mouse to open files. Used to be a nautilus preference under behavior to select mouse "single click". Installed "gconf-editor" and single click for mouse has check mark in box but no-worky.
In Ubuntu, Linux Mint and any other distro that uses Nautilus as the file manager, when you double-click on an executable script, a popup window like this will appear to ask you to confirm your action:
If you think this feature is a waste of time like I do, here is how to disable it:
Open Nautilus (or Caja in MATE), on the menu bar, click on Edit then Preferences to open the File Manager Pref
I encountered this issue in both Ubuntu 13.04 and still in Ubuntu 13.10. What happens is if I double-click a .py file, then it opens up in "geditor" by default. When I right click the .py file and select "Open with" -> "Other application" and search, there is still no sign of Python Idle as an option.I should mention I'm using IDLE3.
This has been bugging the heck out of me. I have slack64 13.1 and I'm running gnome after installing GSB. The only problem I'm having right now is getting it to save my preferences. Ex. I want to use Gedit when I double click on a PHP file, but it wants me to use VIM. So I right click -> open with -> select Gedit from list and check "Remember this application for PHP files".