Linked by Andrew Youll on Tue 26th Jul 2005 17:22 UTC, submitted by Ben Jao Ming
KDE A blog entry by Jure Repinc tells us about some of the new features in KDE 3.5 which according to this schedule isn't quite finished yet. Amongs other things, there will be a Storage Media Notification dialog and some more eye candy in Kicker.
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by on Tue 26th Jul 2005 18:35 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."

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KControl - Peripherals - Mouse - General tab

No wonder I wasn't able to find how.

Shouln'd be better in "Desktop Behavior" or something more accesible? just my opinion.

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by unoengborg on Tue 26th Jul 2005 20:01 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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2005-07-06

Actually, I think that double click should be the default behavior. Not because that it is in any way better than single click, but because most users that come from windows will be surprised by this behavior.

After all, if sombody is switching to KDE from some other platform it is much more likely that he have a windows or Mac background than something that uses singleclick. Why unnecessarily surprise people?

Activating things on single click can also make users feel uneasy about activating things by mistake.

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by on Tue 26th Jul 2005 20:14 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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In my experience, single-click can be a pain when doing file-management. If I want to highlight a file or few (say, for deletion), my click opens them instead.

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by anda_skoa on Wed 27th Jul 2005 10:27 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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2005-07-07

Actually, I think that double click should be the default behavior

Double click is the default behaviour for users who select Windows-like defaults on first login for exactly the reason you mentioned.

Other settings still allow to change the click behaviour during first startup configuration.

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