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Month: September 2010

Re: [trinity-devel] "My Documents" Behavior

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 22:47:16 -0700 (PDT)
> > I no longer can find a "Documents Folder" from the
> K-Menu. What am I
> > missing?
> Probably SVN revision r1178412 ;-)

Okay. What happened? :)

I notice a log message associated with creating the MyDocuments directory:

"User cancelled directory creation."

Not a bug, but perhaps consistent with the new message prefix system, perhaps add [My Documents] to the message. I can file this as a feature request if you want.

Lastly, go ahead and scream at me, but when I test things I have been known to make a few engineers scream and mumble.

I tried a few twists with the My Documents dialog box.

When I try to change the location to an existing directory that is not $HOME/Documents, I get the following error messsage:

[Unable to create directory - KDE XDG File Browser Launcher and Prompter]
Unable to create directory "/home/files"
Please check folder permissions and try again

The /home/files directory already exists and I tried this as root. So the problem is not permissions but something with the directory already existing.

Next I tried creating a new directory that did not exist and also not located in $HOME. I tried to create /home/Documents. I received the following message:

[Error - KDE XDG File Browser Launcher and Prompter]
Unable to run the command specified. The file or folder file:///root/Documents does not exist.

I did this as root, so not a permissions problem. The new directory /home/Documents did get created, however.

The idea of My Documents normally is limited to the user's home directory, but that is not always the case.

I hope this helps!