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    Default single click open file and folders in dolphin using XFCE

    Hi, on my desktop I'm using XFCE and I get single click in thunar (right click on desktop>desktop settings>icons tab>check on singli click to activate items)
    but I prefere to use dolphin, but when I open dolphin the single click doesn't works, I searched in dolphin settings but I didn't find any option on single click.
    how can I get to open files and folders with single click in dolphin?

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    Default Re: single click open file and folders in dolphin using XFCE

    Google suggests that it is set in ~/.config/kdeglobals
    Code:
    [KDE]
    SingleClick=false
    This should be global setting for all KDE components.

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    Default Re: single click open file and folders in dolphin using XFCE

    Quote Originally Posted by arvidjaar View Post
    Google suggests that it is set in ~/.config/kdeglobals
    Code:
    [KDE]
    SingleClick=false
    This should be global setting for all KDE components.
    so I have to add (becouse in the [KDE] session is not present the
    Code:
    SingleClick=true
    )
    and then logout and login?

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    Default Re: single click open file and folders in dolphin using XFCE

    Dolphin inherits the global KDE setting, which via the GUI is:

    (KDE) "System Settings -> Workspace Behaviour -> General Behaviour - Clicking files or folders..."
    Regards, Paul

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    Default Re: single click open file and folders in dolphin using XFCE

    Quote Originally Posted by pier_andreit View Post
    so I have to add (becouse in the [KDE] session is not present the
    Code:
    SingleClick=true
    )
    and then logout and login?
    Well, you certainly could try it. At least on Tumbleweed single click seems to be the default setting, I do not know about Leap 15.4 (I only have only one test VM with KDE).

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    Default Re: single click open file and folders in dolphin using XFCE

    Quote Originally Posted by arvidjaar View Post
    ,,, At least on Tumbleweed single click seems to be the default setting, I do not know about Leap 15.4 ...
    Single Click is also the Leap 15.4 default.
    Regards, Paul

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    Default Re: single click open file and folders in dolphin using XFCE

    You should have a qt5ct.conf in your
    /home/user/.config/qt5ct and find this line:

    Code:
    [Interface]
    activate_item_on_single_click=1
    Change the 1 to 2 to enable single click

    Hope this helps
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    Default Re: single click open file and folders in dolphin using XFCE

    Quote Originally Posted by conram View Post
    You should have a qt5ct.conf in your
    /home/user/.config/qt5ct
    This file is managed by qt5ct application and used by qt5ct plugin. So one needs to install qt5ct first at which point it is easier to use qt5ct GUI to change settings.

    I would expect Dolphin being KDE application to use KDE configuration file. But if course it is also something that can be tried.

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    Default Re: single click open file and folders in dolphin using XFCE

    Out of curiosity I installed dolphin under XFCE and observed the same behavior.
    Quote Originally Posted by arvidjaar View Post
    Google suggests that it is set in ~/.config/kdeglobals
    Code:
    [KDE]
    SingleClick=false
    This should be global setting for all KDE components.
    Editing this file had no effect.
    Quote Originally Posted by arvidjaar View Post
    install qt5ct
    While installing qt5ct did allow switching between single and double click, it also completely changed dolphin appearance. It may be possible to configure qt5ct to provide the same look'n'feel as default KDE theme, but it is something I was not really interested in.

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    Default Re: single click open file and folders in dolphin using XFCE

    Quote Originally Posted by arvidjaar View Post
    This file is managed by qt5ct application and used by qt5ct plugin. So one needs to install qt5ct first at which point it is easier to use qt5ct GUI to change settings.

    I would expect Dolphin being KDE application to use KDE configuration file. But if course it is also something that can be tried.
    Yes I use the the gui also and it is accessible from the xfce4 settings manager. I just use the .conf because everyone seems to use by hand method in this thread
    As an aside I use kwin also so the kde systemsettings5 is also available in xfce4 settings manager and can be use to beautify the bling-blings in xfce4 to look like KDE a little bit.
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