PCManFM bookmarks not being respected by other applications on Lubuntu 13.04

Iberê Fernandes ibere.fernandes at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 13:09:19 UTC 2013

2013/8/7 Augustine Souza <aesouza2008 at gmail.com>

> A few points ...
> I tried to use the symlink trick described here:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2165583&p=12747210#post12747210
> and
> http://askubuntu.com/a/329179/25656.
>  ln -s /home/username/.gtk-bookmarks /home/username/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks
> While it work perfectly during a session, the symlink did not survive a
> reboot on my laptop (Lubuntu 13.04). ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks was
> created afresh upon reboot.
> I see the difference in side pane contents (bookmarks) not just with
> PCManFM but also when Thunar is the file manager and Xfce is handling the
> desktop on what is otherwise Lubuntu 13.04.
> It's puzzling that gtk 2 apps such as Leafpad have their bookmarks stored
> in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks. While Firefox and LibreOffice may not be
> "pure" gtk 2, they aren't gtk3 and their bookmarks are stored in
> ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks as well.
> It would be interesting to know if the same issue is present in other
> Ubuntu Flavors.
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I rebooted 2 days ago and I can confirm the symlink did not survive a
reboot on my laptop either. Boring.

I'll try to reopen the thread at UF and I'll update the bug report with
your comment.

Thank you Augustine!

[1] bug report:
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