Files in elementary OS now allows you to select folders with a click

Files in elementary OS 6.1

Many years ago, I was on Windows 95 or 98, and I discovered a feature of the operating system that made things work with a click. If my memory serves me correctly, it was an option that offered an experience similar to what we see on the Internet, but it was very difficult for me to navigate the system like that. I hardly remember the last time I used elementary OS as a native, and that is why I was surprised to read one of the news that they have discussed in their December 2022 article.

Already available in elementary OS 6.1, it is now possible to activate a option for one click select folders, and not open them as before. To activate the option, just secondary click (right click on mouse or two fingers on touchpad by default) and choose “Select folders with one click”. The violent behavior of hovering (moving over an icon) when making a selection has also been removed and various fixes have been made.

elementary OS 7.0 is close

Also in 6.1, fixed an issue with their flatpak repository that was preventing delta updates from being generated. Already on 7.0, Danielle says:

Those who follow the OS 7 project board will have noticed some new items on the board. Thanks to the Early Access folks reporting the issues, we've found a few more things that need to be fixed to make a great release. Several improvements have recently been made to the installer and initial setup to make the first-run experience much smoother, including a fix that made the installer window too large for VMs booting in legacy mode. We keep tweaking things based on your feedback to make OS 7 something we can really be proud of. Hold on tight folks, the bow is coming out real soon!

He does not say when, but he does say that it will arrive very soon. As for the news, it is known that it will come with an improved AppCenter and they will upload a lot of software to GTK4. We remember that you can already try a preview version.

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