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    Default Default directory change

    In 11.1 the default directory for dolphin and xterm is /home/username/Documents. How do I change this to be just /home/username?

    The dolphin Settings->Configure Dolphin->Home Folder setting appears to have no effect, but since xterm is always giving the Documents directory, I think the setting is external to dolphin.

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    If nothing else you could put a command to change directories in
    ~/.bashrc (/home/yourusername/.bashrc). To just go to your home
    directory you can stick with just 'cd'.

    I haven't seen this myself but maybe something you've installed changes
    the directory in one of the login scripts like .bashrc for you.

    Good luck.





    mattm3a wrote:
    > In 11.1 the default directory for dolphin and xterm is
    > /home/username/Documents. How do I change this to be just
    > /home/username?
    >
    > The dolphin Settings->Configure Dolphin->Home Folder setting appears to
    > have no effect, but since xterm is always giving the Documents
    > directory, I think the setting is external to dolphin.
    >
    >

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    I'm finding this quite irritating. It is done for all user accounts.

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    Ok I have found a solution.

    [Bug 166088] Unable to change home directory in dolphin

    I needed a reboot before the setting would work.

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    Default Re: Default directory change

    this is actually really simple. just go to system settings > about me and change document path

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    Hello,
    I found also an irritating behaviour of xterm on opensuse 11.1 and 11.2. If I start xterm from the start menu, I end up in $HOME/Dokumente (german installation). The only thing I found was in system settings-> personal ... that the place to put documents is this folder. That seems to me ok. But why does xterm care for where I place my documents. This should be independent of each other. Does anyone know how to change this behavior?
    Best regards,
    Joachim

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    Hi,
    I just got at least a working solution:
    change the default directory in the personal settings to be the home-directory (Systemeinstellungen -> Persnliche Einstellungen -> Pfade ; in english probably system settings -> personal settings -> paths).
    Don't agree to move the contents of the folder if you don't want to find everything within Dokumente (or documents) in your new start folder for the xterm.
    Nevertheless, I don't know what xterm should have to do with the location of documents. This should be changed!

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    Weird. Tested and confirmed. Normally I use yakuake or konsole. They don't have this behaviour.
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    I get $HOME/Documents with:
    xterm urxvt mlterm Terminal vte sakura

    $HOME:
    yakuake konsole enterminus termit

    [I've been trying to find a nice light-weight terminal emulator for any window manager.]

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    Default Re: Default directory change

    If you start xterm from konsole or yakuake, it will start with the same directory. For example, if you are in a directory /home/usename/xxx in konsole and you run xterm from there, xterm will have /home/usename/xxx as its directory.
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