Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 843486
Don't create "Desktop" folder if desktop cannot show icons
Last modified: 2015-02-17 09:22:28 EST
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.
Install a fresh fedora.
Steps to Reproduce:
Desktop folder created
No Desktop folder should be there
I'm filing this under nautilus as I don't know where the folder actually belongs to.
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.
Should we then reassign it to that component?
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)
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