Sunday, February 3, 2013

Modify "Places" menu in Nautilus (file viewer) on Fedora 18

Edit ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs and change appropriate lines to match with following lines:
XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/"
XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/"
XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/"

Log out and log back in and you will find entries for Music, Pictures and Videos removed from "Places" menu in file viewer.

9 comments:

  1. works fine for me with nautilus 3.6.3 running on arch linux with a cinnamon desktop.

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  2. awwwww, it didnt work for me. I am running Fedora 18 with lastest updates as of May 2/2013.

    when i cut out the lines for music and templates..... and restart i see the file restored to its original state, someone is writing to this file during boot rather than reading from it.

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    1. Chev: you are saying that you cut out the lines. Please do not cut or delete any lines. Just "modify" them as mentioned above.

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  3. Hmmmm, i found a solution,
    yum install nemo

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    1. Chev: you are saying that you cut out the lines. Please do not cut or delete any lines. Just "modify" them as mentioned above.

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  4. Thanks for the tip. Is it possible to add more directories? I don't want to create bookmarks.

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    1. I guess if you change a line to XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/audio", the OS will treat ~/audio as default music folder. XDG_MUSIC_DIR seems to be a special environment variable and its contents will be listed in Nautilus panel.

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