Re: Desktops: a post-2.4 suggestion.

On Sat, 2003-05-17 at 22:28, Daniel Borgmann wrote:
> To summarize:
> - Removing the home icon from the desktop
> - Defaulting the file selector to Desktop
> - Changing working directory of GNOME to ~/Desktop for fileselectors
> defaulting to pwd
> - Changing all "Home" to "Desktop" or something else (link in the
> applications menu, Nautilus "Home" button, etc)
> - Rooting Nautilus at ~/Desktop (could even remove the visible
> /home/user/Desktop path once Nautilus goes multi-root, so there can be
> alternative roots for $HOME and / for advanced users)
> Would't this have _exactly_ the same user visible effect as $HOME as
> desktop without all the issues and fights?

I think you've missed the whole point of $HOME as Desktop.  In your
scenario things get put into $HOME and disappear...  the normal user
doesn't really know how to find them.  The advantage of $HOME as desktop
is that all your files are right there.  Nothing is hidden, everything
is easy to find and organize.  That seems to be the contention point
really...  One side says "why would I want all my stuff visible?" and
the other says "why would I want to hide my stuff?" and we go back and


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