By default, I have set the graphics environment so that I open folders and files by double-clicking. This is the way that I prefer. However, sometimes folders open at a single click... It is so troublesome that by double-clicking on the folder, the first open the folder, the second performs the action on the contents of the folder - if it is a folder or file, it also opens them, which sometimes it is very frustrating...

How to fix it?

Versions of my software:
Debian 9.8 (x86-64)
Cinnamon 3.2.7

  • try with another mouse first unix.stackexchange.com/questions/519158 – alecxs May 15 at 22:58
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    Alternatively try sudo libinput debug-events in a visible terminal and the instant you get the random single-click-opens, look over to check if it registered two clicks. – SHawarden May 16 at 2:37
  • Thanks for the advice alecxs and SHawarden – simhumileco May 16 at 9:09

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