Running an application

  • johne53
Posted: Tue, 02/10/2009 - 15:49
I should have posted this a long time ago because it's been annoying me for at least a year.... When I start an app by double-clicking a desktop icon (on my desktop machine) it just launches. However, if I double click an icon on my laptop, a dialog comes up with four options:- "Run in Terminal / Display / Cancel / Run". How do I stop this from happening, so that the app just launches??

Thanks Pablo. it was the

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Wed, 02/18/2009 - 16:21
Thanks Pablo. it was the Nautilus preference that was causing the problem !

Re: Running an application

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Thu, 02/12/2009 - 22:10
Hi Johne, Not sure about launch and application and have this pop-up window, but in case it helps, I once experienced the same issue with text files. Right-click on the file, Properties->Permissions, deselect "Allow executing file as a program". Also, Look at Nautilus->Edit->Preferences->Behaviour. I have "ask each time". But other options are possible. Regards. Pablo

Thanks for the tip, Quentin.

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Thu, 02/12/2009 - 10:01
Thanks for the tip, Quentin. I checked my mouse settings but I couldn't see anything that would turn a double-click into a right-click. In any case, right-clicking doesn't reproduce the problem. If I right-click on an icon, it usually invokes a popup menu. Having said all that, the topmost item in the popup menu is usually 'Open' and if I select that with my mouse I see exactly the same problem. I guess you're right about it being a config setting somewhere but I'm not sure where else to look.

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  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 02/10/2009 - 18:38
It looks like your laptop is set up to do "Right click on double click" or something of the sort. Check the mouse settings...