changing the property of the filesystem icons

Asked by pj on 2009-07-27

Could you please advise me how I can change the targets of the upper icons on the right-hand side of the Netbook Remix launcher page in 9.04? I am aware of how to add/delete/edit the ones below the line, but inadvertently (eee pc touchpad) moved the desktop into the documents folder! Now if I click on "Desktop", I am directed to the /home directory,and "Home" has gone forever! There doesn't seem to be a way of changing this in Nautilus.

Any help greatly appreciated!

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2009-07-28
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pj (pj-stickerpoint) said : #1

No answers?

Anyway, found it myself, so here it is for those who have a similar problem.

Go into Nautilus, set view hidden files.
open /.config in your home directory
edit users-dir.dirs

for my problem, I added the following line:

XDG_HOME_DIR="$HOME/"

and edited the following line, adding /Desktop to $HOME/:

XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop"

Home now appears, and Desktop takes me to the Desktop, like it should.

Hope that helps someone.