View Full Version : [kubuntu] Files in /Desktop not on Desktop

November 11th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Firefox default downloads files to ~/Desktop and while the files are indeed in that folder they do not reside on my Desktop....what's that about?

Also along those lines, I'm tired of Firefox requiring me to download a PDF first then view it in Okular. Sometimes I just want to view it! When I went to Associations in Preferences I couldn't find an entry for PDF. What can I do to change this and where does Okular reside?


November 11th, 2008, 06:13 PM
What's the output of this command from a terminal?

ls -la ~/Desktop

November 11th, 2008, 06:14 PM
that almost looks like you're redirecting downloads to ~/Downloads, which would essentially be /root/Downloads.

/home/(your username)/Desktopand see if it doesnt resolve your issue

November 11th, 2008, 06:18 PM
I was caught out by this before. Are you using KDE4? if so the files do not appear and the desktop by default. You have to add a Desktop folder viewer widget. I ended up switching back to Ubuntu in the end as this feature wasnt for me, but is handy if you keep track of multiple folders

See my old thread at


November 11th, 2008, 06:20 PM
is the same as
isnt it ????

but yeah, whats the output of the above command that taurus did ?

November 11th, 2008, 07:13 PM
Skinty, yea that was it. Thanks!

November 11th, 2008, 07:21 PM
If you really want to view pdf's in your browser, you can download adobe reader.