Running the Odin beta 2 release. I referred to some past answers but could not find the right setting to configure double-click to open a folder in Files.

 gsettings set io.elementary.files.preferences single-click false
No such key “single-click”

I tried the dconf-editor too, the single-click setting couldn't be found inside the files menu: dconf screenshot

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Odin no longer supports a choice of single-click/double-click modes I am afraid. There is just one "mixed" mode where single clicking on a folder icon navigates and clicking on a file icon selects. There are still several ways to select a folder:

  • Click on the helper emblem
  • Hold down Shift or Control key and click
  • Click on white space and drag to rubberband select
  • (In List View) click on the Size, Type or Modified column
  • 2
    The decision to remove the double-click mode seems to be final, see this comment by Cassidy James. There really doesn't seem to be any way of changing this, except for forking Files.
    – csha
    Commented Aug 1, 2021 at 17:16
  • This situation really sucks... I miss double click
    – Suchipi
    Commented Aug 27, 2021 at 3:16

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