PATH ~/bin under gnome

Todd Slater dontodd at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 14:22:41 UTC 2006


On 11/22/06, Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Nov 2006 20:06:59 +0000
> Adam Funk <a24061 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > On 2006-11-21, Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> >
> > > If only_one user wants this, then I think the ~/.gnomerc will allow *just
> > > that user*  to make this change. In other words, it can be the user's
> > > decision rather than the admin's , and only if a particular $USER wants it
> >
> > Is there an equivalent for XFCE4?  Since I switched to Ubuntu, I've
> > noticed that environment variables that I've always set in ~/.bashrc
> > are not getting passed to applications launched from the GUI, and I'd
> > like to be able to set some of them for all (GUI and console)
> > applications.
>
> "All programs, or symbolic links to programs, in ~/Desktop/Autostart/ will
> be run by startxfce4 on startup."
>
> So apparently ~/Desktop/Autostart is the direcory to put scripts in...
> assuming the documentation is up to date ...
>
> From
> http://www.xfce.org/index.php?page=documentation&lang=en
>
> The down side to this is that ~/Desktop/Autostart is not a "hidden" (dot)
> directory, so if you use GNOME on the same system you will have a "Folder"
> icon for it sitting there on the GNOME desktop when you log in to GNOME.
>
> This strikes me as a silly way to do things on Xfce's part, but what do I
> know?

I don't know if freedesktop has addressed this yet, but I read a
discussion of making it consistent:
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2005-July/007061.html.

Todd




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