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#1 2020-12-17 11:11:09

vasa1
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Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 204

[Solved] No ~/Desktop folder in Lithium?

I installed Lithium in a VM yesterday and noticed there isn't a Desktop folder on my system.

~/.config/user-dirs.dirs has this:

# This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update
# If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're
# interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run
# Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy is a shell-escaped
# homedir-relative path, or XDG_xxx_DIR="/yyy", where /yyy is an
# absolute path. No other format is supported.
# 
XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads"
XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documents"
XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Music"
XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Pictures"
XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"
XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/"
XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Templates"
XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Public"

Is the third-last line "XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/"" intentional?

Last edited by vasa1 (2020-12-18 13:58:02)


Using the Openbox (3.5.2) session of Lubuntu 14.04 LTS but very interested in BL :)

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#2 2020-12-18 02:01:27

johnraff
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Re: [Solved] No ~/Desktop folder in Lithium?

^Yes, that's correct. BunsenLabs, like CrunchBang before it, is configured not to use a separate Desktop directory. This is because there is no way to display its contents! The default BL desktop is just a wallpaper, set by nitrogen, a conky and tint2 panel.

However (like everything else) you can change this if you use an application that can display the contents of ~/Desktop. Apart from editing ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs you might want to check out:
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=5370


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#3 2020-12-18 13:57:21

vasa1
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Re: [Solved] No ~/Desktop folder in Lithium?

johnraff wrote:

^Yes, that's correct. BunsenLabs, like CrunchBang before it, is configured not to use a separate Desktop directory. This is because there is no way to display its contents! The default BL desktop is just a wallpaper, set by nitrogen, a conky and tint2 panel.
...

Thank you for clarifying!


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