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Eclipse Workbench User Guide
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Controlling single and double click behavior

You can control how the Workbench responds to single and double clicks. To do this:

  1. Open the General preference page.
  2. Select the behavior you want to change from the Open mode group.
  3. Click OK.

The effect of these selections varies by view. For example, in one of the navigation views:

Double click
Will cause a single click on a resource to select it, and a double click to open it in an editor.
Single click
Will cause a single click on a resource to both select it and immediately open an editor on it.

The checkboxes under the Single click radio button further refine the single click behavior. Checking Select on hover will cause the resource to be selected if you hover over it with the mouse. Checking Open when using arrow keys will cause the resource to be opened if you use the arrow keys to navigate to it.

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