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Terminal Opens to Home Directory

This may be solved by a simple navigation command, but all of a sudden my terminal opens to [username:/home/username] $ instead of the normal username@computername:$ is this a configuration error or ...
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Where is .xprofile in Ubuntu 13.10?

The question is in the title. I have seen a few articles and answers talking about configuring .xprofile, file that is supposed to be in my home directory. I have selected "show hidden files" but ...
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How to populate configuration files over a lot of servers?

I have configuration files at my home directory (.bashrc, .gitignore, etc.). When I find something helpful for me I add this information into this files. But also I have access via ssh to different ...
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restore Ubuntu's default settings without having to reinstall

I want to restore Ubuntu 12.04 to it's stock configuration, but I don't want to reinstall or reformat my home partition. I don't have a way to backup my files, which is why I don't want to have to ...
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How do I make the public folder not appear in the home folder of new accounts?

When I create a new user, how do I tell Ubuntu not to create a Public sub-folder?
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Why are configuration files stored in so many different locations in the home folder?

My question arises out of frustration and curiosity for the reasons behind the mess. Let me ask by example, all referring to the home folder: thunderbird stores its files in .thunderbird google ...
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Set default config files directory

Can i set default config dir in home folder? I dislike: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music /home/user/.progconf1 /home/user/.progconf2 I want: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music ...
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Is it safe to delete every hidden folder in the home directory?

My $HOME (otherwise known as '~') directory has lots of hidden configuration folders. Is it safe to delete all of them? To be specific Will the OS break if I do so? Will my ...
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where to find home directory when ubuntu installed with wubi

Ive installed ubuntu-32bit on windows7-32bit with wubi. Before that I had only ubuntu on my hard disk. It seems like my "home"-folder is the same as my windows home folder. Do I put config files in ...
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Merge home directory after fresh installation with existing (Gentoo) home

I reinstalled my desktop machine with Ubuntu 10.10., coming from Gentoo where I used XFCE. My home is usually NFS-mounted from a server. During the install I let the installer set up my user, but of ...
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How can I detect and delete all lost configuration folders?

Over the time there is an increasing number of hidden .configuration folders in my home folder. Many of these come from applications I only installed for testing or from applications that I don't use ...