Kubuntu has no integration of XDG directories in file manager.

Pan Shi Zhu pan.shizhu at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 00:56:20 GMT 2010

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 6:46 AM, Harald Sitter <apachelogger at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 23. März 2010 14:57:46 schrieb Pan Shi Zhu:
>> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 4:59 PM, Harald Sitter <apachelogger at ubuntu.com>
> wrote:
>> > Exactly what is the ratinale for those folders getting to be shortcuts?
>> The rationale is consistency.
> Consistency of what? I do not see any association between default created
> directories in the user's home and random links the user can place in a
> sidebar.
> Unless the places links are meant to duplicate the home directory?

This is a duplicate only if you don't have anything else in your home,
if you got more than 200 directories in $HOME, spot those 5
directories from a single directory isn't an easy job.

But the fact is: if we don't make good use of those directories,
average user will tend to put everything in $HOME, and then those xdg
directories get useless since there isn't any shortcut and it is hard
to find a single directory from 200+ directories.

I setup kubuntu environments for 20+ average users and they had been
using it for 3 years, so this is what I see as a system administrator.
Providing shortcut in dolphin means we "recommend" using them instead
of putting everything in $HOME.

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