Re: RFC: Common desktop-wide paths
- From: "Marc O'Morain" <lists marcomorain com>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: RFC: Common desktop-wide paths
- Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2004 12:36:51 +0100 (IST)
<quote who="Steven Garrity">
> I realize the advantage would be to have a default place for
> applications to put downloads - but as the default download destination
> is usually temporary, wouldn't it be better to put downloads right on
> the desktop where they are more visible?
I used to use Internet Explorer, and I would save all files to the desktop
by default. Very soon I became one of those people with junk files all
over the desktop. I think that having a designated Downloads folder (the
way Firefox does it) is a good thing.
However, this system would allow you to have your downloads folder as
$HOME/Desktop, as you wish.
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