Thoughts about the nautilus desktop view
- From: Emmanuel Pacaud <emmanuel pacaud univ-poitiers fr>
- To: nautilus-list gnome org
- Subject: Thoughts about the nautilus desktop view
- Date: 23 Nov 2002 20:20:07 +0100
The location of the desktop files has already been discused before, but
there never been an agreement about this topic. Three possibility were
* hidden directory (~/.gnome-desktop) -> this location is difficult to
reach from other application than nautilus.
* non hidden directory in ~/ (for example: ~/Desktop) -> some find
that clutters the ~ directory when you use the command line.
* ~/ -> some applications create folders in it that can't be removed
and will be allways visible in the desktop view.
What if the desktop view represents the merged content of two
* One containing only the .desktop files, for example in
~/.gnome-desktop. This location doesn't have to be easily accessible
* One containing regular files and folders, and located in a place
defined by the user (by default ~/Desktop or may be another localised
That way, the important things of the desktop (*.desktop) would be in a
safe (hidden) place, but the desktop would still be easely reachable
from other apps (for example, put files downloaded from galeon on the
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