Rants, Rambles, and Reminders by a Jack of all Trades
Customised User Directories in Ubuntu
Data Science Team Lead at WhiteHat Security, Trustee at Farset Labs and Vault Artist Studios
I’ve been doing alot of messing around in Ubuntu recently and there are lots of tweaks I like to make. One of them being to show the contents of my home folder as my desktop; I don’t need any more pointless folders….
Dead easy, there is a .config directory under your $HOME dir, containing several files. The one we need is user-dirs.dirs , and it looks something like this.
And this is what I changed mine to
Changed desktop directory to home
Made the Documents and Pictures directories reference the relevent Dropbox folders