I have a fresh installation of Bionic Beaver and I have noticed that double-clicking (with mouse or touch-pad buttons) does not open files or folders. Single click doe select them, but the second click would seem to have no effect. If I click on a file or folders and then hit Enter, they do open as expected. Any idea? Thanks

  • Hmmmm - unable to duplicate the problem. On my freshly-installed Ubuntu 18.04 test system, double-clicking seems to work properly.
    – user535733
    May 29 '19 at 16:31
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    Try this: Open Settings-> Universal Access. Then scroll down, you will see 'Double click delay', try to edit it and check if it works for you.
    – singrium
    May 29 '19 at 16:40
  • I have to adjust that on every PC I touch, Linux/Windows/Otherguys. singrium is right.
    – K7AAY
    May 29 '19 at 17:21

I seem to have the same problem, the solution is as @singrium says in the comments I am posting it as an answer so that people running into the same problem can more easily find the answer

open settings->universal access and adjust the "double click delay" slider to what works

Appearenty the minimum setting completely disables double click


in my case,

Settings -> Universal Access and in Pointing & Clicking, turned on Mouse Keys will resolve this problem.

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