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Single Click

Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:44 am


I am running a Raspberry Pi with a touch screen monitor. I'd like to make an icon on the desktop open at a single click instead of a double click.

How can I do this?

Also anyway to make the Desktop icons bigger?


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Re: Single Click

Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:31 pm

Yes you have a Raspberry Pi and presumably you are running a Linux Distro ?

If you have Raspbian "wheezy" with the LXDE desktop maybe this guide will help ?

or maybe
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Re: Single Click

Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:39 pm

If it is the LXDE desktop then:

In Accessories select File Manager

In File Manage select Preference.

You can now select "Open Files with One Click"

This seems to affect the desktop icons as well as file manage files. I don't know why it's in here, seems illogical but I've just test it and it works for me.

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Re: Single Click

Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:41 pm

It's because the file manager is responsible for managing the desktop.

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Re: Single Click

Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:26 pm

If you prefer to do it through command like (like I had to due to a small resolution touchscreen), you can modify the /home/pi/.config/libfm.conf file.

Change line 5 of this file from

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You will be required to restart your machine for this to take affect, so I gave it a

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sudo reboot
after saving the change.

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Re: Single Click

Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:15 pm

You can change the icon size from the file manager too. Cant remember how, just mess around in the s
manger settings untill you find the "change icon size" option
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Re: Single Click

Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:50 am

Thank you eklingen88, I prefer change conf files :D

With raspbian 13.11.2018 the location is not

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