[RFC] "Documents Folder" icon in "system:/"

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Tue Aug 9 08:02:33 BST 2005

On Monday 08 August 2005 10:07, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>      Drive C
>          My Documents
>              My Music
>              My Pictures
>              My Video

>      HOME
>          Files
>              Documents
>              Music
>              Photos
>              Video
>              <ETC.>

look at the two hierarchies. one starts with C:/ and one with $HOME. $HOME 
_is_ "My Documents". we also stuff settings in there as well, but hide them.

populating $HOME with folders for common items (music, photos, video, etc) is 
a question of taste i suppose. it certainly assumes a lot about the user, but 
then perhaps the desktop has matured to the point of providing lots of safe 
assumptions. though it's fairly common on the platform for people to keep 
things like large bodies of music outside of $HOME for system-wide access or 
to shove them onto a different partition w/out mounting things in $HOME.

then there's the question of search based folders. much more interesting =)

Aaron J. Seigo
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