Why does nautilus create folders in my home directory by default?

Ron Yorston rmy at tigress.co.uk
Mon May 7 09:36:50 UTC 2007

David Nielsen <david at lovesunix.net> wrote:
>sounds like the xdg-user-dirs freedesktop.org spec implementation, one
>of the great new features in F7 - it provides per session translated
>directories. Great stuff, will likely be a blessed part of GNOME 2.20 at
>least a lot of the applications now have support for it.

Only for values of great <= crap.

One of the first things I did after installing f7t4 was spend some time
finding out how to turn off this 'great' new feature.  Just deleting
the directories isn't enough, they come back later.  There is a setting
in /etc/xdg/user-dirs.conf or ~/.config/user-dirs.conf to disable them.

I have to agree with a previous poster:  the system has no business
cluttering up my home directory with these intrusive and unnecesary


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