Xdg was an acronym for the X Desktop Group, which is now known as freedesktop.org, but the label has remained. The freedesktop.org project has created a set of standards that now underlie X desktop environments such as GNOME, KDE and many others.

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Installation problem xdg-desktop-menu: No writable system menu directory found [closed]

When installing the IBM tsm backup client I have the following message on lucid (works on precise) > sudo apt-get upgrade Setting up tsm-client (6.4.0.7-3) ... xdg-desktop-menu: No writable system ...
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“user.mime_type” in desktop environment

Context Guidelines for extended attributes (FreeDesktop) says: user.mime_type: Sets the MIME type of a file explicitly. This attribute is documented by the "Shared MIME-info Database ...
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Set XDG Cache for Chromium

I want to use the XDG standard to export Chromium's cache to /tmp/chromium, which I've mounted in RAM. I'll do this with a script in /etc/profile.d. But the contents of the file I don't know. If I ...
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How can I force all applications to use $XDG_CONFIG_HOME instead of ~/.APP?

As far as I understand, the XDG guidelines recommend that applications store their configuration in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/APP (usually ~/.config/APP) rather than ~/.APP (I'm not sure if there are also ...
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Software Center opens and closes

Ubuntu 13.04 Software Center opens and then closes. This is the output when I try and run it from the terminal. I have tried removing and re-installing. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. ...
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Startup Programs missing

Thanx in advance for solving my problem .I am currently using ubuntu 13.04 but accidently I have removed all my start up programs including the hidden programs also(means my /etc/xdg/autostart ...
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Change location of default folders editing user-dirs.dirs? [duplicate]

I have UBUNTU 12.04. I tried to change the location of default folders (Documents, Music, ...) to other disk (NTFS-formatted). I tried to change the file ./config/user-dirs.dirs. However, after reboot ...
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Custom launcher in Ubuntu 12.04 xdg/autostart

I have some script that should start when user logs in. I've created .desktop file and put it into /etc/xdg/autostart. It works on two pretty old PCs with Ubuntu with a long life (10.xx -> 11.10 -> ...
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Delay an application at /etc/xdg/startup

For some reason when it's started too quickly when it's active it shows my desktop instead of overlaying on the active windows.I have guake.desktop in /etc/xdg/startup and I'm wondering if there's a ...
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gnome desktop menu layout problem

I have added a 'Quick Setup' sub-menu of 'System' desktop menu. I want this sub-menu to contains some desktop files within two sections, separated with a separator. I need the first part to contains ...
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compiz-plugins schemas not found with gsettings

I have installed the extra plugins (compiz-plugins) for CompizConfig Settings Manager (compizconfig-settings-manager) and am trying to change these settings from the command line using gsettings. The ...
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Rename default user directories

Is it possible to rename default directories like ~/Documents, ~/Music, ~/Videos? Especially I want to rename Videos to Movies. Thanks in advance!
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How to define completely new xdg-user-dirs?

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: ...
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How to check in script if upstart event was emited?

I am running remote connection on session start using xdg autostart script. But sometimes network interface needs more time to start. So I need to check if network is up. Is it possible to check if ...
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Desktop empty under Ubuntu 12.04

My problem is that my desktop is empty -- there are no files or directories in it. The launcher on the left and the menu at the top are both ok. But, after a recent upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10, ...
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Weird XDG User Dir resetting bug

I have a weird problem with 12.04 LTS. Regardless of what I do to the ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file, whenever I login again the next time, that file gets all set to $HOME only. Something is happening ...
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How to use xdg-desktop-icon?

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 with KDE. I'd like to use the xdg-desktop-icon tool because it can be scripted and works cross desktop. Made a minimal file: test.desktop [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 ...
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How do I integrate my Windows filesystem with Ubuntu?

I recently got a new Windows computer and would like to dual boot with Ubuntu. I don't really want to have 2 separate file systems (with mounting) but would like to integrate the two, if it is ...
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How to stop Nautilus from using Home as Desktop Folder?

As of a recent boot, my desktop folder is defaulting to ~/. I would prefer the default behaviour : the desktop directory should be ~/Desktop. As a first way to solve my problem I tried gconftool-2 ...
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Create global Template directory

I want to move Template directory out from my ~ home folder. I would like to have one global Template directory. One option, that I think can be possible is to create a link(shortcut or how is it ...
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Where is the .Trash folder?

Using Ubuntu 11.10, I accidentally deleted a file that was approximately 700 MB. I tried to find it in the in following locations, but couldn't: /home/user/.local/share /home/user/ <-- there was ...
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What is the replacement for gnome-open in GNOME?

gnome-open is typically used to open files from the CLI using their associated mime-type handler. It doesn't appear to be installed by default anymore in 12.04. The errata has not been well ...
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How do I set FBReader as the default mobi ebook reader?

Is there a quick simple way of installing FBReader? Also, how do I fix the filetype not being recognized (mime TYPES?) I want to set FB Reader as the default Open for mobi ebooks, but it's not ...
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How can I add templates to create different types of files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the “Templates” folder in the home directory for? I want create different types of files, for exemple: txt, doc, xls, html etc. How can I add ...
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What is the “Templates” folder in the home directory for?

For as long as I can remember, every time I install Ubuntu there is a folder in the home directory called "Templates." I've always just deleted it, but I'm curious: what's it supposed to be used for, ...
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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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What can I use instead of gnome-open?

What is a current replacement of 'gnome-open' command (generic open of files based on the type)? Before: gnome-open mydoc.pdf # opened PDF in default application Now: gnome-open The program ...
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What's the absolute path of an icon declared in a .desktop file?

In a .desktop file you can declare an icon, however it's not clear how this translates to an icon on disk: Icon=eric Where on the filesystem can I find this icon? Related to this question: ...
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How can I change the desktop folder path?

I had some trobles upgrading to 11.10, and had to create a new user and copy some files to my old user to work. But now Ubuntu dont find my Desktop Folder. I need to change the path, so where can I ...
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How to make changes in xdg-user-dirs.dirs have effect in files lens?

I've changed some favourite folder locations in ~/.config/xdg-user-dirs.dirs, since I prefer different locations for Music and Pictures folder, and nautilus recognized the changes. However the Unity ...
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How to set up uri / magnet links.(xdg-open) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure chrome to open magnet url's with deluge? I want to open Magnet links for torrents and Spotify, but whenever I click on one it either opens up ...
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How can I set the 'Path' variable in a .desktop file to be relative to the location where the desktop file is located?

I want to set the 'Path' variable in a .desktop file relative to the location where the desktop file is located and I can't manage to do that. When I don't declare it or set it to blank it defaults ...
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Functions of xdg-user-dirs

What are the functions and capabilities of xdg-user-dirs? In particular, I'm interested to have the folders it creates on a different partition instead of the whole Home.
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How do I reset gnome-open/xdg-open to actually open with my preferred browser?

Somehow gnome-open and xdg-open are now hopelessly broken. Setting my default browser in System -> Preferences -> Preferred Applications changes nothing. When I click on any link that points to a ...
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Any way to consolidate multiple .Trash directories

I have a seperate data partition with a functioning .Trash directory. But ~/.local/share/Trash is the only directory seen by trash:/// in nautilus. Here's the fstab entry for the partition: ...
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How can I change the default location of content directories (eg Pictures, Templates, Music) in my home folder?

I have multiple users on my home desktop. I am content with most of the default user directories, however I would like to make one change. I would like to setup a common directory for Music (ie ...
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Why is there no more ~/.Trash?

I remember the nice mv somefile ~/.Trash command but that folder does not exist on newer Ubuntus. Does anyone know why?