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#1 2005-08-26 11:59:48

KENTOSI
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How do you delete the 'Desktop' directory?

Hi all,

How can I rename the gnome Desktop folder in my home directory to lowercase and leave it like that permanently?

When I delete or rename it gnome recreates it when I restart sad


~gautam

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#2 2005-08-26 15:43:45

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Re: How do you delete the 'Desktop' directory?

I dont know if that is possible. I know you can have gnome use your home directory, instead of ~/Desktop.
That setting is in gconf..
/apps/nautilus/preferences/desktop_is_home_dir


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#3 2005-08-26 17:05:46

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Re: How do you delete the 'Desktop' directory?

bloody annoying that - i can't believe how many projects are freedesktop compliant but use uppercase letters in names - it's so retarded!

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#4 2005-08-26 17:38:11

colnago
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Re: How do you delete the 'Desktop' directory?

You can change the desktop from control centre-> System Administration -> Paths -> Desktop Path.
(...but that is for kde, not gnome)

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#5 2005-08-26 20:51:34

oscar
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Re: How do you delete the 'Desktop' directory?

dibblethewrecker wrote:

bloody annoying that - i can't believe how many projects are freedesktop compliant but use uppercase letters in names - it's so retarded!

It's not retarded - it's a feauture! (same shit, different name smile)


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#6 2005-08-26 23:07:16

Dusty
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Re: How do you delete the 'Desktop' directory?

I doubt its a hard-coded path, but if it is, just change it and recompile gnome...

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#7 2005-08-26 23:20:02

KENTOSI
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Re: How do you delete the 'Desktop' directory?

Thanks guys,

Yeah it seems as if it might be hardcoded - and there's no way I'm gonna waste my weekend compiling gnome (again).

Cactus: That makes my desktop look even more messy :-)  But if I could do that and just disable all icons from the desktop completely then that would actually be ok.


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#8 2005-08-26 23:26:04

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Re: How do you delete the 'Desktop' directory?

KENTOSI wrote:

Cactus: That makes my desktop look even more messy :-)  But if I could do that and just disable all icons from the desktop completely then that would actually be ok.

gconf again
/apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop

uncheck show_desktop

unfortunately, that removes right click on the desktop functionality. if you dont use that..then it doesnt matter. tongue
I use right click alot to open terminals..other than that..i dont use it..*over the desktop*
right click will still work fine over app windows.


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#9 2005-08-27 00:34:15

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Re: How do you delete the 'Desktop' directory?

cactus wrote:

I dont know if that is possible. I know you can have gnome use your home directory, instead of ~/Desktop.
That setting is in gconf..
/apps/nautilus/preferences/desktop_is_home_dir

wow, never noticed that option before. sweet, i can finally get rid of that damn Desktop directory.


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