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It seems that Nautilus doesn't have the usual headings under 11.04. I'm used to selecting Edit > Preferences > Behavior and then choosing single-click. How do we enable single-click in 11.04?

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Since the release of Ubuntu 12.10, gconf-editor has been officially replaced by dconf-editor. So the answer by Scaine will not work.

To Enable Single-Click in Ubuntu 12 onwards:

  1. Open a Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)
  2. Copy and Paste the following line (if you don't already have it installed):

    sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
  3. Press Enter and install the package.
  4. Once installed, run dconf-editor in the terminal.
  5. Navigate to org/gnome/nautilus/preferences
  6. Find click_policy in the list and change it's value from double to single
  7. Single Click in Nautilus has now been enabled
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Sounds like it might be a bug. I'm installing Natty now, but in the meantime, it might be worth trying this. Press Alt-F2 to open a run dialogue and enter gconf-editor.

Now scroll down to apps/nautilus/preferences and try altering the click policy there.

I've attached a screenshot.

gconf-editor - Nautilus preferences

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I second that. It's probably a bug. – Firefeather Feb 10 '11 at 21:20
Excellent - that did the job...Dave – davedo2 Feb 12 '11 at 5:40
Nice one - mark the answer as "complete" please. – Scaine Feb 12 '11 at 15:55

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