Re: RFC: Common desktop-wide paths

Maciej Katafiasz wrote:

[1] Of course, I prefer just asking where to put the file, that's why we
have bookmarks and default target folder in file chooser, they make that
operation really quick. But if everyone agrees that's the best way to
help user, so be it, just let's not create mess on user's desktop,
they're sufficiently good at it themselves, OK? I really don't want to
see win32 desktop horror recurring in GNOME

Well, Internet Explorer asks where to put the file iirc and most users choose to put it on the desktop since they know where it is then. A problem in Windows is that all applications automatically default to put a launcher application there and I think a lot of people are afraid to remove them.

We *are* talking about the default behaviour here and showing a dialog probably won't help a lot of people since they'll probably just click OK to get rid of it before the realized that they might have needed the information since they can't find their downloaded file.

If we have automatic downloads they should default to a place where people can see them, ie. the desktop. If you don't like this (ie. not being in the main target group in respect of this feature), feel free to change to ~/Downloads.

Best Regards,
  Mikael Hallendal

Imendio AB,

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