Disabling single click in Dolphin (without KDE)

Justin switched to Dolphin under GNOME because Nautilus was too slow at expanding directories and the like.

One annoying “feature” for him is that Dolphin uses single click by default. Normally a user could change this under System Settings, however this is not installed.

So, the easiest way to change this (probably even if you do have System Settings installed!) is to edit the configuration file in your home directly.

sudo vim ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals

Under the [KDE] section, add SingleClick=false and save.

Close and re-open Dolphin and everything is now double click again.. *Ahhhh*

3 Responses to “Disabling single click in Dolphin (without KDE)”


  • Thanks for this!!! I use Amarok on a Gnome desktop and the stupid single-click interface was really annoying.

  • I run a few KDE apps on the GNOME desktop and I knew it had to be simple to change this setting, but most people just tell you to go into the KDE settings GUI and change it there. Not too helpful for us GNOME users. Thanks a lot!

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