Bug 843486 - Don't create "Desktop" folder if desktop cannot show icons
Don't create "Desktop" folder if desktop cannot show icons
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-07-26 08:51 EDT by Paul Lange
Modified: 2015-02-17 09:22 EST (History)
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Description Paul Lange 2012-07-26 08:51:43 EDT
Description of problem:
In the default desktop with gnome-shell no icons/files are shown on the desktop. However in the personal folder there's still the desktop folder created. I think we should remove it and only create it if the users enables nautilus for desktop display, e.g. using gnome-tweak-tool

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 17, most likely rawhide as well.

How reproducible:
Install a fresh fedora.

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Actual results:
Desktop folder created

Expected results:
No Desktop folder should be there

Additional info:
I'm filing this under nautilus as I don't know where the folder actually belongs to.
Comment 1 Tomáš Bžatek 2012-07-26 09:19:55 EDT
My wild guess is that there is a standard set of folders created/updated by xdg-user-dirs on session startup. Nautilus AFAIK doesn't create anything and falls back to ~/ when desktop folder is not available.
Comment 2 Paul Lange 2012-07-26 09:44:01 EDT
Should we then reassign it to that component?
Comment 3 Jakub Dorňák 2012-08-24 10:01:36 EDT
Paul, the purpose of Desktop is not only to show icons hiding the wallpaper. It is also a workspace, the directory to store stuff I am currently working on, before I decide where is the right place for that document.
There are also many applications or dialogues which expect some directory to be marked as the desktop.
So please, keep it.
(see also https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=682605)
Comment 4 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 13:47:09 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
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Comment 5 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2013-05-08 19:56:14 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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