Folders in home folder shown on the desktop

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gemini89
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Folders in home folder shown on the desktop

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I don´t know if this is a bug or just something new in LM 16, which I´m using. As the topic says, all folders that are in my home folder are shown on the desktop, when I remove a folder from the desktop it gets completely deleted. I´ve looked through desktop setting, the appearence settings and a few other places, but I´ve found nothing.
Anyone got any ideas?
Desktop: Intel i5 4670K, 16 GB, Geforce GTX 770, LM 17 Cinnamon
"Steambox": AMD FX-6100, 8 GB, Geforce GTX 650Ti, LM 13 Mate
Ultrabook: Acer Timeline U, Intel i3, 4 GB, Intel HD 3000, LM 17 Cinnamon
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Re: Folders in home folder shown on the desktop

Post by altair4 »

This worked in earlier Mate desktops but I have no idea about 16:

Install a utility:

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sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
Open it from the Menu:
Menu > System Tools > dconf Editor
Then go to org > mate > caja > preferences

And see if "desktop-is-home-dir" is checked. If it is uncheck it.

I don't remember if you need to logoff and logon again. I'm guessing you do.
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gemini89
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Re: Folders in home folder shown on the desktop

Post by gemini89 »

Thanks for replying. I followed your instructions and the "desktop-is-home-dir" was unchecked. However, I looked around a little bit in the dconf editor and found at desktop > background "show-desktop-icons", which I unchecked and now there are no icons at all, which is fine by me.
Desktop: Intel i5 4670K, 16 GB, Geforce GTX 770, LM 17 Cinnamon
"Steambox": AMD FX-6100, 8 GB, Geforce GTX 650Ti, LM 13 Mate
Ultrabook: Acer Timeline U, Intel i3, 4 GB, Intel HD 3000, LM 17 Cinnamon
Mediacenter: Intel NUC, LM 17 XFCE
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