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#1 2016-05-07 00:11:30

Malvineous
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[SOLVED] How to disable single-click to open files in GTK chooser?

Hi all,

Is there a way to tweak the GTK file chooser so that when you click on a file or folder that is already selected, it does NOT open it?  I find this very irritating because half the time I double-click on folders to open them, but sometimes I forget I can't double-click on the first folder in the list.  If I do, the double-click opens the folder on the first click, and selects the first file inside the folder on the second click, which is not what I want.

It would be so much easier if it behaved the same way every time like it used to, and you always double-click to open a folder and select a file, and single clicking never does this.

I'm running the Awesome WM, so is there any way to change this settings when you don't have a control panel GUI like other desktop environments provide?

Last edited by Malvineous (2016-05-07 08:50:25)

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#2 2016-05-07 06:49:03

shulamy
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Re: [SOLVED] How to disable single-click to open files in GTK chooser?

there should be  a "file management" settings somewhere in every DM.

in mate  for example it's in "behavior" tab.

ezik

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#3 2016-05-07 08:14:20

Malvineous
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Re: [SOLVED] How to disable single-click to open files in GTK chooser?

AwesomeWM doesn't have any, it's just a plain window manager, so I'm not running a full desktop environment.  So there is presumably a Gnome program to set options like this, but I don't know what it might be!  Any ideas?

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#4 2016-05-07 08:41:43

justasug
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Re: [SOLVED] How to disable single-click to open files in GTK chooser?

I don't think it's possible to change that behaviour via settings.
THESE appear to be all of the options which can be changed for the GTK3 file-chooser via gsettings/dconf-editor. There's nothing about double-click mentioned in there which makes me think that the behaviour is hardcoded into GTK3 itself.

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#5 2016-05-07 08:50:00

Malvineous
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Re: [SOLVED] How to disable single-click to open files in GTK chooser?

Aha, that's what I was looking for!  Shame there's no option for it but at least that answers my question.  Many thanks!  I have logged a GTK+ bug report instead.

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#6 2016-05-07 11:27:39

Thorsten Reinbold
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Registered: 2011-12-06
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Re: [SOLVED] How to disable single-click to open files in GTK chooser?

Malvineous wrote:

I have logged a GTK+ bug report instead.

Could you post a link to it? Thanks!

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#7 2016-05-07 12:17:15

Malvineous
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Re: [SOLVED] How to disable single-click to open files in GTK chooser?

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#8 2018-01-05 01:08:17

museb
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Re: [SOLVED] How to disable single-click to open files in GTK chooser?

So it is not solved. I desperately want a solution for this. Can't believe everyone is going with it. It's super annoying! for example; I keep uploading the wrong files in wordpress and once the wrong file is uploading there's no way of cancelling argghhh sad

So in the bugreport I read

'In the meantime, people interested in the "old" double click behavior can revert this commit https://git.gnome.org/browse/gtk%2B/com … 03cf33be01 and rebuild GTK.'

using a commit and rebuild something is a little over my head so if someone could explain me how I go about doing this, please!

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#9 2018-01-05 01:17:22

jasonwryan
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Re: [SOLVED] How to disable single-click to open files in GTK chooser?

Don't necrobump, especially a solved thread: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Co … bumping.22



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