Re: RFC: Common desktop-wide paths

On Mon, 2004-10-04 at 00:35 +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> Agree, Desktop should be the default download directory - files right at
> your fingertips. :-)

One of the major reasons given for '~/Desktop as desktop' at the time
was that the desktop should be the user's personal space and that
applications shouldn't clutter it [1]. Given this, the suggestion that
everything a user downloads (or even views, if we're including documents
for which the browser needs a helper app [2] such as pdf, doc, ppt, sxw,
etc.) should end up in their personal space seems like a big step
backward in terms of letting the user 'own' their desktop.


[1] and that it wasn't possible to avoid having broken apps mess with
[2] at least, that's how epiphany works for me in 2.6

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