Double-click on cursor to open file/folder

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Double-click on cursor to open file/folder

#1 Post by ags1905 » 30.07.2020, 15:17

I am using FreeCommander XE 2020 build 810a 32-bit public, in Windows XP Pro SP3 and Windows 10 Pro.
FC is configured to show items as a list.

Problem: in Windows XP, I want to open files and folders with double-click anywhere on the cursor. But FC only opens them if I double-click on icon, name or extension.

Expected action: to open the file/folder if I double-click anywhere in the current cursor, this is a normal behavior to me, like any other file manager.

In Windows 10 everything is ok.

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Re: Double-click on cursor to open file/folder

#2 Post by Dreamer » 30.07.2020, 20:20

FAQ: https://freecommander.com/en/faq-view/#NoSelectFullRow

I'm not sure if it's what you want, but probably it's the “Full row select” option, it should be enabled by default.

If it's not this option, try to explain your problem, perhaps a screenshot would help.

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Re: Double-click on cursor to open file/folder

#3 Post by ags1905 » 31.07.2020, 17:33

I'll try to explain on the following picture:

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In the image above, Program Files is selected. The orange rectangle is the selection cursor. In Windows 10, if I want to open the folder with the mouse, I double-click anywhere in the orange rectangle, which is the normal behavior.
In Windows XP, Program Files (or any other folder) opens only if I double-click on it's icon or name, so the folder does not open if I click in the empty part of the cursor. Of course, it is much more convenient to have a larger area to be able to click.
I tried to experiment with “Full row select”, in Windows XP or 10, but that option seems to do absolutely nothing in List View (Ctrl + F1), or at least nothing noticeable by me.

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