Re: [Nautilus-list] Desktop folder

Could another option be to have a first time run program included with gnome2,
similar to the one included with ximian gnome1.4, that does this type of
checking for us, so that the code doesn't need to be put into nautilus?


Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com> said:

> <bordoley msu edu> writes:
> > In earlier versions of nautilus 1.1.x the desktop was a non-hidden
> > file in the user's home directory called Desktop. Now it's a hidden
> > directory .gnome-desktop. Why was it changed and can it be changed
> > back. I'll file a bug if needed. It's really nice having the desktop
> > not being hidden, as it allows the user to save files to the desktop
> > from other applications. Please change this.
> > 
> It was changed (I believe) because people already have lots of files
> and links in ~/.gnome-desktop that they don't want to lose.
> To change it back I think you'd need to add code that on seeing a
> ~/.gnome-desktop offers to rename it.
> Havoc
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