the solution mentioned in Configure Files to use double click

GSettings (recommended) Run the following command in terminal gsettings set io.elementary.files.preferences single-click false (To enable single-click again use true instead of false.)

seems to be valid only for the current user. Is there a way to set double click behaviour as a system wide default (for all users)?

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You can install Elementary Tweaks where you can change it and set permanent.

  • Thank you for your reply but I would prefer a solution without installing external repositories because I want to use the setup for a computer pool which has to run very stable.
    – r4dh4l
    Aug 11, 2020 at 10:39

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