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I've just configured my ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file under unity (ubtuntu 12.10) and everything works well so far. But is there any chance to extend the user dirs like this:


As you can see I want to define completely new entries. How can I define them and e.g. specify icons for those new entries?


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You can add the lines you suggested, but it won't have any effect. Software needs to be programmed to read those environment variables, and I doubt that Ubuntu One reads XDG_UBUNTUONE_DIR, or that Dropbox reads XDG_DROPBOX_DIR.

You can, however, specify icons for folders using Nautilus. This used to be a built-in feature of Nautilus, but for the newer versions, you have to install an add-on. See: Is there any tweak to bring back emblems in Nautilus?

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Yah... it seems to be that everything is hardcoded. But thanks anyway. :) –  Boris Karl Schlein Jan 7 '13 at 19:41

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