Use a general ~Downloads-folder for all applications.

Jo-Erlend Schinstad joerlend.schinstad at
Tue Feb 5 13:42:09 GMT 2008

It would be nice if we had one directory for downloads, whether you
download using Firefox, Transmission, or something else. Now, when you
download, it's automatically sent to the root of your home directory,
causing a lot of unnecessary clutter, unless you manually configure
the applications to use a specific folder for this. It should work
with xdg-user-dirs like the other well-known directories, and the
default applications should be configured to use it, at least Firefox
and Transmission, but maybe also Pidgin (and xchat, if it should make
it into ubuntu-desktop). It would be nice if all downloading
applications in the repositories would use Downloads too, but that
isn't necessary to begin with, I think.

Best regards,

Jo-Erlend Schinstad

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