Using single-click: what is the recommended way of selecting file or folder?

Asked by cipricus on 2013-09-30

I am inclined to agree whith what is said here (http://elementaryos.org/journal/we-moved-cheese) about the implemented changes and I also like the single click approach - but have a problem with using that when it comes to the simple procedure of selecting a file or folder in order to copy, cut and so on: with double-click setting enabled I can use the one click to select and then the right click to copy etc, but when the one-click is enabled, the file/folder just opens and cannot be selected. The same problem when trying to select multiple files or folders.

What would be the way to select without keyboard?

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2014-11-04
Julián Unrrein (junrrein) said : #1

In icon view, you can select items by clicking in the "plus" sign that appears when hovering over each item.

In the other views, you can select items by pressing Ctrl while clicking.

By the way, this is very bad for usability, I hope this gets fixed soon enough.

Jeremy Wootten (jeremywootten) said : #2

In order to copy, cut etc, right-clicking on an unselected item will unselect other items, select the clicked item, and open the context menu.

Sergey Zolotarev (szx) said : #3

Single click really sucks. (at least in list view).

I used double click all my life and now I find myself afraid of clicking or selecting files because they just might suddlenly open lol. I don't want to press no extra buttons, I just want to use my mouse that's it...

They should have made this optional.

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