dblClick via link different to dblClick via home
So I have home/www/..manydirs.../adir/abc.php. For qik access, i placed an link to "adir" on my desktop. If i navigate to folder "adir" from my home folder and dblclick a file abc.php, it opens in sublime - perfect. If i dblclick the link, it shows me the same files in "adir" ok, but if i dblclick a file, it asks me if i want to run or display the file. I want a dblClick to open sublime. One thing I noticed is the file manager which opens via the link has silver tabs at the top whereas the filemanager which opens via the home button has black tabs at the top. So they are very similar but not identical. Where am I going wrong?