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I keep on having to create a new folder called "Desktop" in my home directory and then I keep on having to edit the file /home/<my user>/.config/user-dirs.dirs to redirect whatever program is using this file so that my home folder contents aren't displayed on the desktop.

I do not want to see my home folder contents on the desktop ever again, so I have done the following:

  1. I have created a folder called "Desktop" and given it read only access permissions

  2. I have created a folder called "Desktop" and given it read only access permissions and changed the owner to root

  3. I have created a folder "Desktop" with a very rude name that reflects my frustration with this very simple problem and given it read only access permissions

And still after about 2 reboots the folder is deleted and the file is re-edited.

Can some one tell me how to kill the program that must be the spawn of Satan that keeps on deleting my Desktop folder? I suspect that not only is it in league with Satan but that it is also in league with root because no other user can do this.

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I wonder if I type in this box if this question gets bumped to the top of the list? –  Stretch Jan 26 '13 at 16:29
Just in case anyone has this problem you might find some information here answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/220229 –  Stretch Jan 27 '13 at 9:07
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