Renaming files in the GNOME File Manager window or on the desktop can be achieved in two ways.
One method of renaming a file is to right mouse click on the file and choose the Properties menu item from the pop-up menu. In the Filename text box you may type in the new name as you wish it to appear.
Figure 7-4. File Properties
A shortcut method to rename a file is to slowly double click on the file. Make sure this is slow so you do not launch the file but you simply highlight and then click again. At this point the name of the file will enter into the editing mode, your mouse cursor will change to an editing line, and you can type in the new name.