| 8:13 pm on Dec 1, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Found a web site (linuxquestions.org) that gives a possible solution to the single-click problem - "possible" because I probably need to reboot before it works. Found via search on ixquick for:
linux kde "single click" -install
Apparently there is no way to change the click method via a "control panel" option unless you have KDE fully installed; simply installing a few apps without KDE fails to install a full KDE control panel.
To modify to Single-Click open the file ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals and add the two lines:
The SingleClick line MUST be entered in the [KDE] section: if this already exists add SingleClick in that section, otherwise create it as above.
Still cannot find out how to view hidden and network folders in the app file selectors.
| 11:03 pm on Dec 1, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Also: Just discovered, in dconf editor, a switch for Nautilus under org / gnome / gedit / filebrowser
(NOTE: this is dconf not gconf, of which there are at least two flavours, one foe Mint's version of gnome and one for Mate.)
Click-Policy was set to double: now set to Single. Also, there is a filter under the filebrowser tab itself: I've now removed hide-hidden from it and am hoping.
Also show-hidden found under org / gtk / settings / filechooser - now ticked. - that's the one that works for hidden folders under gedit! :) (but sadly not in Kate)
Haven't yet rebooted so can't tell if other apps will respond and if so how. I'll report back.
| 10:05 pm on Dec 2, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Just discovered the KDE set of config parameters which includes:
Show hidden files=false
Changed it to true and I now have hidden files listed in Kate. Yipee! :)
| 5:04 am on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)|
The Nautilus preferences are available in the GUI (well in 12.04 Precise, anyway). Preferences > Behaviour.
There is a "show hidden files" in the right click menu in the GTK file chooser. Its obscure, but its better than a Mac (because the key combination that is supposed to do it, does not seem to work)
Do you really need to reboot? Logout and login at the most, surely.
| 9:05 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Er... Mint, not Ubuntu... :)
The Mint version of Nautilus is called Caja and that has caused no problems as regards single-click and hidden files. The problem lies (lay) in KDE not gnome.
You're probably correct about login/out; I almost never do that so never think of it. :)
| 8:46 pm on Dec 6, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Graeme - thanks for the logout suggestion: as I said, I haven't really used it before. It closed all of my applications, which is why I didn't want to reboot to begin with, and still hasn't updated the bash history mode. :(