Bring back single left mouse click to open unity dash icons

Bug #1188656 reported by Brian Curtis on 2013-06-07
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I expect that: Left clicking an icon in the dash should open the app selected
What I actually get is: it instead acts like right clicking and gives you the app information.

Can be worked around for now by clicking "launch" in that window.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: unity 7.0.0daily13.06.07-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.9.0-4.9-generic 3.9.4
Uname: Linux 3.9.0-4-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.10.2-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
Date: Fri Jun 7 11:20:24 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-05-08 (394 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2012-09-03 (277 days ago)

Brian Curtis (bcurtiswx) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Michal Hruby (mhr3) wrote :

This is a design-requested change, double click now activates the item.

Brian Curtis (bcurtiswx) wrote :

Rationale for changing it back to one-click:
- Consistency across all unity interfaces
- Touch interfaces, why would you want to double click a touch device to open an app?
- I personally have gotten used to single clicks, and moving to a double click would IMO be a major change, and can get annoying while adapting.

summary: - Left clicking on Unity dash icons acts the same as right clicking
+ Bring back single left mouse click to open unity dash icons
Adam Dingle (adam-yorba) wrote :

This is pretty much a duplicate of bug #1189088. This bug was actually reported first, but I'll mark this one as a duplicate since there's been more activity on that bug.

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