well-known user folders, a proposal

Benedikt Meurer benny at xfce.org
Thu Feb 22 10:37:41 PST 2007

Matthias Clasen wrote:
> 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 ... 

I was talking about the "Desktop Emblems Specification" proposed some
time ago. While it may not be widely accepted yet, there's no need to
duplicate emblem efforts in the user folders spec.


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