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Error about `~/Downloads` directory not exist every startup #496

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doronbehar opened this Issue Apr 17, 2016 · 8 comments

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doronbehar commented Apr 17, 2016

I've changed ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs to have XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/downloads".
I couldn't find a proper setting for bluman to change this directory.
Great App, Hope you could help me out.

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cschramm commented Apr 18, 2016

Local Services / Transfer / Incoming Folder

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doronbehar commented Apr 19, 2016

I can't change it - it's showen in grey.
Edit: never mind, I disabled this service because of this problem so I had to re-enable it and then change the directory.

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HaleTom commented May 29, 2017

@doronbehar I also had the change options greyed out.

After blueman-applet I was able to run blueman-services again and change the location.

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doronbehar commented May 29, 2017

Sorry @HaleTom, I don't use blueman anymore. As far as I can remember, it ahould be somewhere in ~/.config or $XDG_CONFIG_HOME.

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jzacsh commented Apr 5, 2019

@cschramm did you mean to close this bug or just add the "question" label? This seems to still be an active issue (not sure how you're using the "question" label, but I think this is actually a bug).

(If keeping it closed, could you explain? Was it fixed elsewhere?)

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cschramm commented Apr 7, 2019

@jzacsh: @doronbehar asked for a way to change the incoming folder (-> question) and I gave the answer (-> done -> closed).

What bug do you mean?

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jzacsh commented Apr 8, 2019

Ahh, I see. I genuinely didn't understand your comment above was an answer/"how to" - thanks for clarifying.

FWIW: Perhaps we can call it a bug to: default to $HOME/Downloads rather than the corresponding $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/user-dirs.dirs value.

Context/Why: the result is: I loaded an out-of-the-box desktop environment where blueman was already setup, and I'd not have known - particularly from the error message that brought me to this bug thread - that there's a Local Services > Transfers > Incoming Folder setting somewhere that wants to be changed. Every other app on my desktop successfully defaults to the my user-dirs.dirs value, so this seems like a degraded experience.

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infirit commented Apr 8, 2019

@jzacsh we use GLib.get_user_special_dir(GLib.UserDirectory.DIRECTORY_DOWNLOAD) which follows xdg scheme you refer to. However we then store the full path which may not always be the right choice. If you want to contribute to the discussion on this go to #998

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