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Re: [trinity-users] Is it possible to change the desktop directory in TDE?

From: wofgdkncxojef <wofgdkncxojef@...>
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2017 22:50:27 +0200
On 08/05/2017 10:01 PM, Thierry de Coulon wrote:
> Hello all,
> I undestand the question may look strange, so here are a few explanations.
> I have a laptop (Thinkpad X220 Tablett) that I use at work.
> As you guess for "normal" work I use TDE, but unfortunately I found out that I
> can't use the touchscreen well with TDE. If I rotate the screen I can't
> calibrate it correctly (the pointer coordinates don't get rotated at all, so
> pointing up right shows the pointer left down...).
> A recent install of openSuSE Leap 42.3 let me discover that Gnome 3 (Gnome
> Shell 3.20.2) has a Wacom calibration tool that solves this issue perfectly.
> I've even managed to run konqueror as file browser from Gnome's Dash, but I
> still prefer TDE.
> So my present solution is to run TDE and TDM, and to logout/login in Gnome
> Shell when I need the Wacom Tablett.
> There remains a (small) annoyance: I've set up three links on my Desktop (to a
> local directory and two NFS shares) and they appear as useless files on the
> Gnome Desktop.
> Obviously, both TDE and Gnome use ~/Desktop as desktop folder. There does not
> seem to be any way to tell Gnome to do otherwise (there is little way to tell
> Gnome anything, seems), so I wondered if maybe Trinity can bw told to use
> another directory as Desktop directory?
> Thierry
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I tried that with MATE, and the desktop folder for MATE also changed.-_-

Have you thought in creating a second user for gnome3?
You can login in both simultaneously, and pass from one to the other 
with tty short cuts or change user. You can specialise the two 
environments for what ever you are doing. It would be more convenient.
For sharing files, you can use group permissions and maybe a script, to 
avoid using sudo.