Ubuntu 14.04 – How to Change Default File Options in Unity Dash


Before upgrading to 14.04 when I clicked on a file in the dash, it opened the file.

This still happens on my 12.04 machine.

In 14.04 when I click on a file in dash search results, it offers me 3 options: 'Email', 'Open' and 'Show in Folder'.

How can I get back the previous behaviour – i.e. to immediately open the files on the first click?

Best Answer

First install dconf:

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

then run it by searching the dash for dconf, or with the command dconf-editor.

Navigate to Com -> Canonical -> Unity and change the double-click-activate value (untick it).