My desktop (not the
/home/user/Desktop folder) shows the contents of my
/home/user folder. I don't know how I have done it and can I have some help on undoing it? The
/home/user/Desktop folder just contains my desktop files which do not appear on my desktop.
You can change you desktop folder i.e the folder you want to use as your Desktop.
~/.configfolder. (Press Ctrl+h to show hidden folders.)
user-dirs.dirsfile in gedit.
XDG_DESKTOP_DIRto the folder you want to show as your Desktop folder. In your case it is
- Now restart nautilus using
killall nautilusand again opening it from Dash.
As simply or shortly, You can set default folders with help of
Run following command in your case:
xdg-user-dirs-update --set DESKTOP "$HOME/Desktop"
Then logout and login back to show/change effect.
NAME xdg-user-dirs-update - Update XDG user dir configuration SYNOPSIS xdg-user-dirs-update [OPTION...] [--set NAME PATH...] DESCRIPTION xdg-user-dirs-update updates the current state of the users user-dirs.dir. If none existed before then one is created based on the system default values, or falling back to the old non-translated filenames if such directories exists. The list of old directories used are: ~/Desktop, ~/Templates and ~/Public.