I have tried numerous file apps, but none of them use the commonplace procedure for quickly renaming a file.
Normal file managers handle files as such:
If it is already highlighted and you slow click the filename, you can rename it.
Otherwise, if you slow click it 2 times it makes the filename editable.
No, I am sorry, but right-clicking to rename is not an intelligent or rational way to rename a file. It's more unnecessary steps. It's also cumbersome and awkward.
After trying Nautilus, Elementary Files, dolphin and nemo - only dolphin has this ability. My other problem is dolphin is a KDE/QT app so it looks atrocious (even after adding KDE themes) and Elementary files and Dolphin don't have the look/feel/features I require.
So, my question:
Is there a way to enable this normal behavior in Nautilus as that is my preferred file manager?or, am I out of luck?
select the file/folder then click (F2)
This is the shortcut to renaming.
As for a fix for the slow click i think, your out of luck,!!
( yes the old windows slow click,)
I found l get use to it & also it prevents those times that your a bit slow & just wont to open the file/folder, but it goes to rename
Hope this helps.
Yeah, saw this, too, so it WAS a feature which means there MIGHT be a way to re-enable it. Whether that's a recompile of certain files, I have no idea as that thread was the last thing I saw and it doesn't reference what they changed/removed.