Rants, Rambles, and Reminders by a Jack of all Trades
Customised User Directories in Ubuntu
Data Scientist at Alert Logic, Founder/Director at Farset Labs
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