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mc2718
January 14th, 2010, 10:31 PM
Does anyone know what controls the starting directory when I start 'xterm' using "Run command..." (from the menu that comes up when I right-click on the screen)? The natural expectation would be to end up in my HOME directory in the xterm window, however, Ubuntu 9.04 takes me to /Documents instead. I could not care less for /Documents and would like to get back the old behavior on my box...

Zorael
January 14th, 2010, 11:26 PM
Yeah, don't ask me why. See this huge mailing list thread (http://readlist.com/lists/kde.org/kde/1/8160.html) about it.

mc2718
January 16th, 2010, 01:40 AM
Yeap, thanks for the useful pointer. The solution in the end, for me, was to edit .config/user-dirs.dirs . In principle, the same should be possible under "About Me" in the menus but those changes never got saved for some reason...

mc2718
February 6th, 2010, 08:47 PM
Someone please mark this thread [SOLVED].

Exp HP
February 6th, 2010, 09:07 PM
You can mark your own thread solved via the Thread Tools menu when reading the topic.

mc2718
February 21st, 2010, 08:48 AM
Thanks!