well-known user folders, a proposal

Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com
Thu Feb 22 06:16:01 PST 2007

On Thu, 2007-02-22 at 15:02 +0100, Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> It should be standardized, otherwise applications will display the user
> folders differently even within the same desktop session (i.e. Acrobat
> running in KDE or a KDE application running in Xfce/Gnome). Let the user
> decide whether to use special icons or just emblems (emblems can be
> handled via the emblem spec, so we're just talking about icons here).
> Maybe allow the user to specify DESKTOP_ICON, DOWNLOAD_ICON, etc. in the
> user dir conf. If empty or not present in the current icon theme, the
> default folder icon will be used.

There is no widely accepted or implemented emblem spec, afaik. So
punting to it will not solve the problem ... 

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