Re: defaullt directory for terminals.

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On Thu, 2008-07-31 at 23:06 +0200, Anders Karlsson wrote:
> * Aaron Konstam <[email protected]> [20080731 22:33]:
> > Does anyone want to defend the change to ~/Desktop as the default
> > directory in opened terminals, thus throwing away 20 or 30 years of
> > Unix, Linux and Microsoft tradition? 
> You mean you don't have a key-combo that opens a terminal for you? ;-)
> Joke aside, I've noticed the change, but this was actually something I
> thought was broken in the past, and that it's now actually working the
> way it should have done from the start.
> Nautilus usually show you on the desktop what is in ~/Desktop - so why
> open a terminal in ~/ when right-clicking the desktop and doing an
> "Open in terminal window" (or what the exact wording is).
> You can change what Nautilus shows on your desktop as well, so it uses
> your ~/ instead of ~/Desktop. Then, opening a terminal with a
> right-click should do what I think you are saying you want it to do.
> Cheers,
> /Anders
I can do all that but I just wondered why this change was made after so
may years. Why is this change wrong. Well you want to go down in your
accounts file tree and to do that you are at the wrong place to start.
"Hey, Sam, how about a loan?" "Whattaya need?" "Oh, about $500."
"Whattaya got for collateral?" "Whattaya need?" "How about an eye?" --
Sam Giancana
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: [email protected]

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