View Full Version : [ubuntu] How did I make /home appear on Desktop, and can I fix it?

May 3rd, 2008, 04:32 PM
I don't know how I did it but I made the contents of my /home folder appear on my desktop, but the stuff on my desktop is now only visible through a file manager.

someone please help?

May 3rd, 2008, 04:42 PM
well what precisely did you do before this?

May 3rd, 2008, 04:57 PM
You can fix this by opening the program gconf-editor (type ALT-F2) and enter gconf-editor.

Now navigate to:


and look for the entry on the right named "desktop_is_home_dir" and UNCHECK it.

You should be good to go.

This assumes you are using GNOME.

May 3rd, 2008, 05:07 PM
Yes! That is what I did the first time. Thanks so much.

May 3rd, 2008, 05:13 PM
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