Bug 536740 - Bluetooth receives files into desktop rather than downloads folder
Bluetooth receives files into desktop rather than downloads folder
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-user-share (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-11-11 02:48 EST by Simon Goodall
Modified: 2009-11-16 10:25 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-11-16 05:25:37 EST
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Description Simon Goodall 2009-11-11 02:48:42 EST
Description of problem:
The gnome-user-share preferences dialog says "Receive files in Downloads folder over Bluetooth". However files sent over bluetooth appear in the Desktop. Opening a nautilus window for the desktop shows an extra bit for personal file sharing where as the downloads folder does not show this.
The help doc says Downloads should be in the home directory.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable "receive files over bluetooth"
2. Send file to local machine
Actual results:
Files appear on Desktop

Expected results:
Files should appear in Downloads folder

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Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2009-11-11 13:06:48 EST
This means your XDG downloads directory is set up to be your Desktop.

What's the contents of ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs?

I gather that this was an upgrade from F11?
Comment 2 Simon Goodall 2009-11-11 16:05:40 EST
XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR was pointing to my desktop. I've now pointed it to my Downloads folder and the expected results appear.

This was an upgrade from f11.

Perhaps the docs need to be changed to reflect the use of XDG rather than assuming $HOME/Downloads?
Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2009-11-16 05:25:37 EST
(In reply to comment #2)
> Perhaps the docs need to be changed to reflect the use of XDG rather than
> assuming $HOME/Downloads?  

It actually says "Downloads folder in your home directory", not ~/Downloads

Anyway, the original bug was a misconfiguration. If you feel strongly about the documentation problem, I would invite you to file this as a documentation bug upstream.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 10:25:47 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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