Just made the switch to Jaunty

Jonas Norlander jonorland at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 09:53:20 BST 2009


On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 10:46 AM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-10-11 at 12:18 -0700, Paul Rumelhart wrote:
>> Yeah, I know I'm a little behind the curve.
>>
>> So far, I'm liking KDE4.  I didn't think that would be the case, which
>> is why I waited so long.  I have a couple of questions so far, though:
>>
>> 1) Is there a plasma widget that will show the amount of memory that is
>> being used?  I found one for CPU and network activity, but haven't seen
>> a memory one.
>>
>> 2) Is there some way to stop having every path in a terminal show up in
>> the Documents directory?  It's a pain, because all my stuff is under the
>> main level.  It even happens when I launch gvim, I have to type :e
>> .../blah/blah/blah to get to my files.  Could we stop adopting every
>> single bad idea that Microsoft comes up with?  The home directory is
>> already the equivalent of the Users or My Documents directories, we
>> don't need to drill it down any farther. </rant>
>
> Good rant, Paul. I agree 100%. Everything seems to want to use
> Documents. I've tried changing it to no avail. Ric
>

The various folders for Pictures, Desktop, Video etc. can be
configured in the "~/.config/user-dirs.dirs" file.
I think you need run xdg-user-dirs-update and logout or a reboot after
you changed it.

/ Jonas



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