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Elementary's default file manager, Files, has single-click to open enabled by default. For those who prefer double-click to open, how can this setting be disabled?

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For Freya, apparently installing Elementary Tweaks and changing the setting there works:

apt-get install elementary-tweaks

Then, access the Settings Menu and click on the Tweaks Icon.

settings tweak menu

You can then toggle Single Click on/off as you like.


Unfortunately, this didn't work for me, and the setting immediately toggled back on as soon as I exited the settings menu.

I had better luck with the following command:

gsettings set org.pantheon.files.preferences single-click false
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    No such schema “org.pantheon.files.preferences” – NatoBoram Feb 28 at 23:33
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Newer pantheon-files needs:

gsettings set io.elementary.files.preferences single-click false
  • Working for Juno! – Martín Coll Jun 12 '18 at 16:05
  • Just did that (installed on Manjaro) and it works. However, coming from OSX, I am wondering if it is possible to make it behave so that a single click on a folder (in column view) opens, but single clicks on files don't. Enjoying Linux immensely but still struggling to find a file management app that feels comfortable to me. – bvz Oct 21 '18 at 19:19

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