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In the Unity Dash, when I click "Find Files", it has two sections: "Downloads" and "Favorite Folders", but the "Downloads" section is showing files from the desktop instead of "~/Downloads", which is where Chrome downloads files by default.

Is there any way to change what shows up there? It seems like the actual Downloads directory would be a lot more useful.

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Sounds like a bug. Please report this (if you are still experiencing this issue) on Launchpad.net - for more on reporting a bug, please take a look at this question. askubuntu.com/questions/5121/how-do-i-report-a-bug –  jrg Aug 10 '11 at 17:45
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You can try checking in ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs directory and see if XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR is correctly set there.

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I've switched to GNOME Shell since I asked this question so it's a non-issue now, but that was the problem, so thanks. –  Matthew Crumley Oct 28 '11 at 23:07
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