As of a recent boot, my desktop folder is defaulting to
~/. I would prefer the default behaviour : the desktop directory should be
As a first way to solve my problem I tried
gconftool-2 --set --type bool /apps/nautilus/preferences/desktop_is_home_dir false
It didn't work so I tried a second idea : I edited my
~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file. I changed the
XDG_DESKTOP_DIR environment variable to
$HOME/Desktop, which is the default, and also to the absolute path
/home/<my user name>/Desktop. Neither value make it show, even after killing Nautilus and relogging.
What else could cause this behaviour ?