[Thunar-dev] "Desktop" Directory

David Berg drberg1000 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 02:21:32 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 6:28 PM, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at cornell.edu> wrote:
> David Berg wrote:
>> I recently switched to Xfce and one of the first things I tried to
>> change was location of the "Desktop" directory.  I was not able to
>> find any configuration settings that would allow me to do that.  There
>> are a number of posts to the form asking the same question.  All
>> without an answer.
>> So I downloaded the code and poked around a liltle.  If my rusty
>> knowledge of C from college led me in the right direction the
>> directory location is hard coded into Thunar.  Is that right?  If so,
>> has there been any discussion of making this configurable?  If not,
>> how can I change it?
> No, you want xfdesktop/src/xfdesktop-file-icon-manager.c.  I had planned
> to support making this configurable for 4.6 (via the xdg-user-dirs
> spec), but never had the time.

So making it configurable is on the todo list, but won't happen until
4.6.0 or later?


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