[Bug 47604] Re: "Pictures Folder" isn't configurable

Matthew Nuzum matthew.nuzum at canonical.com
Mon Aug 7 17:02:14 UTC 2006

I created a folder called ~/.personal-screensaver-pictures. Then, inside
of that I created a symlink to the non-existent folder ~/Pictures. I
also created a symlink to the existing folder ~/My\ Pictures.

Then I edited the file /usr/share/gnome-screensaver/themes/personal-slideshow.desktop and changed the line near the end so that it says:
Exec=slideshow --location=.personal-slideshow-pictures

I suggest that future versions come configured like above and then
localized and common names of picture folders are linked in there. I've
confirmed that broken sym links don't cause a problem with the screen
saver. Therefore all computers would also have a folder called Immagini
(italian for pictures I think) linked in. Because only Italians would
have this folder actually on their hard drive for most people it would
be a broken link.

Maybe a tool could be created that lets people create the links or maybe
can even try to autodiscover image folders. However, having the simple
linking technique would be much easier than what is currently in place.
The tool could come much later.

"Pictures Folder" isn't configurable

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