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Downloads folder keeps coming back after I delete it

My downloads folder keeps coming back after I delete it. I want to have my home directory setup so that it looks like the following: desktop documents loads Per this answer I have changed my ...
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Using a shell script: How to get the icon name (or path) of an open window in X-based window manager?

I am able to get window ids and window titles using wmctrl, but so far I haven't been able to get the path to the icon used by the window. I've tried looking at xdg utilities, but the closest was ...
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Unable to switch to greeter

I'm using LightDM 1.16.5 along with the Awesome window manager on NixOS. After logging in, I am unable to switch users without first logging out of my current session. The command dm-tool ...
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xdg-open hogging the CPU by forking itself endlessly

Whenever xdg-open encounters a file it does not have a default application associated with it forks itself. This process repeats recursively until killed. While doing this, it of course takes up all ...
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Markdown files starting with '##' confuse KDE

I have an unusual problem with KDE in Arch Linux. In particular, Dolphin detects files with the .md file extension as MATLAB rather than Markdown files, but only when the file's first two characters ...
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deluge “open folder” uses wrong application

while xdg-mime query default inode/directory returns enlightenment_filemanager.desktop I'd want deluge open folder to use enlightenment file manager. is there a way to "reverse" the xdg-mine query ...
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Problems with using xdg-mime default. The default was successfully set but it is not used via xdg-open

Directories keep opening in Firefox when I use xdg-open. I do not want this. I did: xdg-mime default dolphin.desktop application/x-directory and xdg-mime default dolphin.desktop inode/directory ...
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KDE launcher opens .desktop files in kate

Opening programs via the 'Application Launcher' menu, then selecting the program works. Using the launcher generated on the panel, eg by right-clicking on an open program, then selecting 'Show A ...
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Configure which program to use as terminal

I have created a neovim.desktop file for a (terminal) application that looks like this: [Desktop Entry] Name=Neovim MimeType=text/english;text/plain;... Exec=nvim -f %F Type=Application Terminal=true ...
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XFCE Login Error: Unable to Load Failsafe Session

I'm having a problem logging into xfce under Arch Linux. Problem: After logging in (with Slim like I usually do), I get this error message: Unable to load a failsafe session Unable to determine ...
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What are the step to move all your dotfiles into XDG directories?

The XDG Base Directory Specification provide a set of directory one may used to store data that used to go in so called dot files/directory in the user folder. This post aims to help users who desire ...
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Mimetype not known on KDE (open-xdg, kde-open)

My system Archlinux with KDE, all upgrades done. I have libreoffice installed. The problem Every time I open a file from the terminal (for ex: open-xdg mypdf.pdf) I have a buch of warnings (see ...
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Redirecting xdg-open to another system?

I frequently ssh into a linux system offsite and love to use tools like 'hub' and others that offer commandline tools that open X-apps (most commonly web-browsers). However, it always fails because ...
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right-click (xdg-open) opened up some opaque windows covering my screen; xkill won't kill them

I right-clicked on something in chromium with relatively low memory. Chromium opened up some opaque right-click boxes and never filled them in and won't kill them. These are now covering part of all ...
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How do I get current icon theme name in linux?

Im writing small TODO applet for conky in lua. Id like to display small icon next to task, which matches current icon theme. I have already read which icon to look for on freedesktop.rg. How to get ...
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Dissappearing those pesky .x* config files

I'm trying to force as many of my dotfiles as possible to honor $XDG_CONFIG_HOME (and friends) instead of crapping all over my home directory. This involves some minor tweaks to some common apps, but ...
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!xdg-open <URL> doesn't open the website in my default browser

I am using gvim 7.3.401 on archlinux. The shell command :!xdg-open http://www.vim.org doesn't open my default browser with that link. In fact, it appears to do nothing. This works as expected within ...
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Where should the XDG_CONFIG_HOME variable be defined?

The XDG specification talks about the XDG_CONFIG_HOME variable, but does not specify where it should be defined. Should we define it in /etc/X11/Xsession, or is it the window manager's config file ...
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Rename Linux home folder structure to system language

I have installed the Ubuntu distro first in Portuguese. Then, I decided I wanted the English language. I would like that the default folders like "Desktop" and "Documents" were renamed to this names, ...
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How can I register a custom protocol with xdg?

I've been struggling this morning trying to associate an application with a custom protocol, namely emacsclient and org-protocol. I'm calling this protocol from a webbrowser bookmarklet, and I get ...
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How to change the PDF reader of Chrome on Linux

It seems Chromium uses xdg-open to open PDF files. How do I change it to another PDF reader? I'm using Linux Mint 8 LXDE.
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Picasa:// links in Google Chrome (Linux)

When I go to Picasa Web to see another user's album, I can download pictures using Picasa with it. This launched a URL like picasa://downloadfeed/?url=http%3A... In Firefox, when I click this, I ...