Use "desktop" in a disambiguous way: get rid of the desktop folder

Seth Hikari sethhikari at
Fri Nov 13 18:33:03 GMT 2009

I too use plasmoid to display my folders but I also use it to display  
the desktop folder. It is a lot less cluttered to display the few  
things I keep on the desktop folder the my home folder or any other.  
Just like in other OSs it is really just a folder. I think it is  
important for users and programs that it stays that way because it is  
a special folder. So unless it is removed in some way in other OSs we  
should keep it the same. Just my take on it.

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On Nov 13, 2009, at 11:14 AM, Andrea Canidio <acanidio at> wrote:

> Hi Everybody,
> thanks to the folder view plasmoid, now the Desktop folder does not  
> need to be
> on the desktop anymore: one could have the Home directory or the  
> directory
> corresponding to the project he is working on in that period.
> Therefore thinks like "show the Desktop" become ambiguous: a user  
> may expect
> Dolphin to open and show the desktop folder. There are several other  
> cases
> where I think this is an issue, like "save to Desktop": meaning, in  
> the folder
> that I have currently on the Desktop or in my Desktop folder?
> It seems to me that in Kde4 the Desktop folder is just a regular  
> folder. So to
> avoid confusion, perhaps we should eliminate it, or call it  
> something else.
> Cheers!
> Andrea
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