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I've never had this problem before. I just upgraded to 11.10 and now clicking or dubleclicking a file doesn't cause it to run in its associated program. Clicking works on the unity bar all right, but not on files or folders. I have to right click, and select open. It's a pain!

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Does this happen with all file formats? All the files you have (movie, mp3, libreoffice, etc) need a double click to open? Does this happen with the guest account also? –  Bruno Pereira Feb 11 '12 at 19:33

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With the Desktop or your Home folder open, from the menu bar, choose: Edit -> Preferences -> Behaviour and look at the options in the first group of radio buttons.

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Perfect. Just what I needed to open .erb files in gedit. Thanks. –  B Seven Apr 12 '12 at 23:14

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