Home directory on desktop

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Wed Apr 11 08:44:03 UTC 2012

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:04:28AM +0100, David Fletcher wrote:
> I'm running 12.04 on my Toshiba NB520.
> I can't see how it can be associated, but I was trying out unpacking the
> tar file from my network backup on the NB520 into a directory called
> ~/BackupTest/. When I was done, I deleted the contents of BackupTest.
> Like I say, I can't see how it could be associated but then I saw that
> ~/Documents/ was gone along with the netbook copy of my Revelation
> wallet file and the contents of ~/ are now being displayed on the
> destop.
> Putting the Documents directory back was easy, but I can't see how to
> get the desktop to refrain from showing the contents of ~/.
> Directions, please?
The configuration of those (really annoying, for me anyway) directories
that appear as icons on the desktop is in:-


In addition the file /etc/user-dirs.conf specifies if the above file is
processed by xdg-user-dirs-update or not.  You can put a copy of
/etc/user-dirs.conf into ~/.config to change this for individual users.

Chris Green

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