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wob 01-31-2008 09:20 PM

How to remove folders from desktop in FC8?
 
Hi there,

I'm a new user on Fedora 8, and I noticed that it put severything in my home directory on the desktop. Is there a way to disable this behavior? I googled for days and couldn't find a thing.

Thank you very much!
Owen



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"Kevin J. Cummings" 01-31-2008 09:32 PM

How to remove folders from desktop in FC8?
 
wob wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> I'm a new user on Fedora 8, and I noticed that it put severything in my
> home directory on the desktop. Is there a way to disable this behavior?
> I googled for days and couldn't find a thing.

Your description isn't very descriptive. What do you mean by
"severything"? If you are referring to your browser putting all of your
downloads on your desktop, then, yes, that is configurable in your
browser. I can tell you that under Gnome, your desktop folder is
~/Desktop You can browse this and move stuff wherever you want it.
I change Firefox to download everything (by default) to another
directory (not the Desktop). Then again, I do more work from the
command line than via windows.

If you accidentally moved the stuff yourself, then all you have to do is
move it back to where you want it.

> Thank you very much!
> Owen

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that Google can display more of what you are looking for. If your
search terms are ambiguous enough, or you are not using the correct
terminology, you are less likely to get relevant results.

I hope this is helpful to you.

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Todd Zullinger 01-31-2008 10:25 PM

How to remove folders from desktop in FC8?
 
wob wrote:
> I'm a new user on Fedora 8, and I noticed that it put severything in
> my home directory on the desktop. Is there a way to disable this
> behavior? I googled for days and couldn't find a thing.

There is a file created when you login (~/.config/user-dirs.dirs) that
contains the paths to a few of the standard user folders (Desktop,
Documents, Pictures, etc). Take a look at that file and see what
XDG_DESKTOP_DIR is set to. The default is $HOME/Desktop. If that
doesn't exist, then I believe the fallback is to use $HOME. So,
perhaps you've got the wrong setting in the user-dirs.dirs file, or
~/Desktop doesn't exist (or has strange permissions)?

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