How do I configure Nautilus to open at my Documents folder instead of my home folder?
I've scoured this site and found answers instructing users to edit the
/usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop file, replacing
%U with the path to the desired default directory. I've edited all the variants of
nautilus.desktop in the said directory, but none of the edits has an effect. I've checked all the files after editing them to make sure that I saved the edit effectively, and all look good to me.
I've edited every file to read as follows:
Exec=nautilus --new-window /home/judy/Documents
I've also edited the
org.gnome.Nautilus.desktop file, just to be sure, with no joy.
I'm running Ubuntu 15.10.
Note: if I enter
nautilus /home/judy/Documents from the command line, Nautilus properly opens in the desired directory. Is there a simple way that I can configure an icon in the launcher bar to run this command and have the Nautilus icon that looks like a metal file drawer?
Thanks. I'm pulling my hair out over this one.