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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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 another ...
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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 /home/...
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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?