Ubuntu :: Moving Special Folders Desktop - Downloads And Pictures

Jan 31, 2011

I would like to permanently move the special folders "Desktop", "Pictures" and "Downloads" into the "Documents" folder. Currently they are stored in their default location in my home directory. Can I just drag them there and my system will still work like normal, or do I have to do this with gconf or something like that? I'm running Ubuntu with stock Gnome desktop.

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Ubuntu :: Moving Tmp Partition - GDM Special Files

Aug 14, 2011

I'm in the process of moving /tmp out of the root filesystem to it's own (larger) partition. From a LiveCD I've:

1. Created the new part (ext4 format and is /dev/sda4)
2. Mounted the installed OS root filesystem (/dev/sda1) as /slash
3. Mounted /dev/sda4 as /newtmp
4. Using gksudo nautilus I'm trying to copy the contents of /slash/tmp to /newtmp

I have 4 files that won't copy - returning the error "Can't copy special files". These are related to ORBit it seems:


Questions are: a. Will GDM or ORBit fail if I start up without these? b. Or will they just be recreated on the fly if found to be missing? c. What's the best way to proceed?

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Ubuntu :: Moving And Renaming Multiple Pictures

Jul 2, 2010

I have a large collection of pictures, that are arranged in lots of directories such as pictures/june/001.jpg, pictures/july/005.jpg.I was wondering if it would be possible to move these pictures around so that they are also renamed to their parent folders name, such as moving picture/june/001.jpg to picture/june_001.jpg
Is there an easy way to do this or will i just have to write a shell script?

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Software :: Variables In Moving / Renaming Files - CURL Downloads

Aug 29, 2010

curl -L http://URL/file[1-2].txt -o $(date +%m-%d-%y) newfilename{1,2}.txt

Basically, this command goes to URL, downloads file1.txt and file2.txt, however it saves BOTH files as newfilename1.txt. I would like the script to name the second download (file2.txt) newfilename2.txt. So, before you say to use the -O switch in Curl, please understand that I wish to rename the files so that they are not what they were on the server (names are too long). So file1.txt becomes newfilename1.txt, file2.txt becomes newfilename2.txt. Is this possible? The command I listed works only until the newfilename{1,2}.txt, it always saves as newfilename1.txt

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OpenSUSE :: Thumbnails Not Appearing For Pictures In Folders

May 18, 2011

I am trying to figure out how to get all my pictures in my folders to have a thumbnail I have gone under view-adjust view properties and selected "show preview" option and than selected all folders at the bottom of the screen. I also went back under the view menu and made sure that the preview box was checked. Only maybe less than half of my pictures are able to be previewed is this a common problem.

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Ubuntu :: Copy All The Pictures From Various Folders In Documents To A Single Folder

Dec 8, 2010

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. I want to copy all the pictures from various folders in my Documents to a single folder. So in Nautilus, I clicked on Places > Search for Files. Then chose the Documents folder and typed *.jpg in the search criteria. It found all of my pictures just fine. However it would not let me copy and paste them into a folder I put on my desktop. Copy is not on the "right" click menu and Ctrl C did not work for the highlighted search results. This is so simple in Windows but it does not seem to work in Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu :: Unpack And Move Downloads To Folders Based On Their Names

Apr 3, 2011

When I used windows as my media server I had a program called SCRU (Scene release unpacker - [URL] that could unpack and move my downloads to folders based on their names. Is there something like that for linux?

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Ubuntu :: Moving And Sharing The Places Folders?

Aug 9, 2011

Current situation: two drives, Ubuntu 10.4 64bit installed and running on one drive, other drive blank and formatted for NTFS. What I want: When I download of save anything I want it to be stored automatically on the NTFS drive with no encryption and have the 'Places' folders point to the corresponding folders on that drive. Why: simple, I'm planing to dual boot Ubuntu and windows 7, and the NTFS folder will be the 'My Documents' Drive, this is why it's formatted NTFS. There will be over 100GB on files I'll need both OS's to have access too and I would like it to be automatic to save duplication. Also, if I need to, I want to be able to take that documents drive from the Ubuntu PC and be able to recover the info with an inferior windows OS... because that's what I have lying round in an emergency.

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Fedora :: Moving Files Between Folders

May 14, 2011

I feel like this is probably a dumb question but regardless, I don't know the answer and my eyes will start bleeding if I keep trying anymore. How do you move files between folders? Dolphin's layout (unless I'm not figuring it out, which is probably the case) doesn't seem to let you drag from one folder to another and there's no other pane to see another folder to drag to.I have an mp3 file in my download folder that I want to move to my music folder but I can't get it to move.

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General :: Gnome Terminal Moving Through Folders?

Sep 10, 2011

I was wondering if there was a way to navigate back to the previous folder after a 'cd'.

~/ cd /home/
~/ cd /usr/local/
~/ want should I write here to return to the home dir (not 'cd /home' ^^)

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Ubuntu Installation :: Tweak "Memory" - Change Pictures - Download And Music Folders

Jun 28, 2011

Anyway my actual problem is to change my pictures, download and music folders, since my files are in another HDD partition; I can make it with Ubuntu Tweak, but at the first reboot folders are resetted. Which is the problem? Does this application conflicts with another one (as "compiz fusion icon")?

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Ubuntu :: Downloads Don't Appear On The Desktop Anymore

Jan 4, 2010

I've been using Ubuntu 9.04 for a few months now after switching over from XP. I've figured most issues I've had via Google I guess about a week ago, everything I download whether it be from Firefox Or Transmissions won't show up on the desktop screen. When I few the folder in Nautilus, same thing. I can see the files with the 'dir' terminal command. I did try using 'sudo' to lauch Nautilus and was able to see my files. If I drag them out of the Nautilus window and on to my desktop, they appear. Keep in mind, I know the files are in MY directory and are owned by me. Any clue to what is causing this and how to fix it?

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Ubuntu :: Desktop Backgrounds Pictures Overlap

Dec 3, 2010

I have been having issues with my desktop background pictures overlapping.

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 on a 2008 2.2ghz white macbook and outputting to a 27" LG monitor through the mini-dvi output. This issue occurred when I was running 10.04 as well.

I've tried editing xrandr:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
LVDS1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 286mm x 179mm
1280x800 59.9 +
1024x768 60.0*


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Ubuntu :: Desktop Icons Not Showing As Pictures?

Mar 2, 2011

if i save a picture to my desktop it isn't showing as a picture just as a jpg file . how can i get the pictures to show in the icon

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General :: Moving Files From Folders And Subfolders To A Specific Folder?

Aug 21, 2010

I am using secure delete to remove files from a Debian Linux PC. However, secure delete does not remove folders. This has lead me to look at writing a script that would move files to a predetermined folder for deletion. My plan is as follows:I have a folder on my desktop called shredder where I move the contents of the waste bin to. The script needs to identify all files within the folders and sub folders, within the shredder folder, and move each file to the shredder folder and then delete the folder. At this point secure delete can be used with a command like shred -v -u *.*on the shredder folder.The problem I have is in creating the code to move files from the different folders and then deleting the folders. Note that the names of the files, folders and subfolders will not always be known

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Slackware :: Dosbox/KDE4 Desktop Icons Moving (desktop Folderview)?

Mar 4, 2011

If I use Dosbox in full screen mode, and then exit back to KDE, my desktop icons get shuffled around.I'm using the desktop folder view in KDE 4.4.3I've noticed that this also happens with ScummVM as well, so I think it's more a KDE issue?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Cannot Pull Pictures From SD Card. Pictures Half Green Or With Lines?

May 1, 2011

Running Ubuntu 10.10 along side Windows7 on a 64-bit HP Pavilion dv7 Laptop. Everything works in Windows. Everything works in Ubuntu, except for 2 things.1) I can live with not being able to enable/disable wifi.) I cannot read photos from an SD card plugged into the laptops SD card reader. When I open the SD card in Ubuntu, I can see the file name, but the thumbnails show messed up pictures. Usually, the bottom half of the photo is solid green, and there are usually lines running through the photo, or it is divided into quadrants with one quadrant being ok, but the rest having the green and/or lines.I assume the driver for the card reader is not correct. Card reader works fine in Windows. So I have to reboot into windows, copy pictures from reader to a folder, then reboot into Ubuntu and I can see and open the photos just fine. Just cannot read and copy them from the card while in Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu :: Copy A Sample Set Of Files/pictures To A Directory On Desktop?

Jul 6, 2011

I'm trying to copy a sample set of files/pictures to a directory on my desktop. For my sample from /home/user/pics containing 7,000+ pictures, I have a desired list of:


user@computer:/home/user/pics$ ls | tail

I use that to generate a list of a few files that I'd like to move to my desktop. I tried:


user@computer:/home/user/pics$ ls | tail | cp /home/user/Desktop

I thought that might dump the tail list of files for an argument in the cp command, but no luck. I then tried:


user@computer:/home/user/pics$ ls | tail | cp . /home/user/Desktop

"ls | tail" output, but no luck.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Remote Desktop To Manage File Downloads From Windows 7 Machine(s) Big List?

Feb 17, 2010

I've got an old p3 with 11 ide hard drives strapped to it for storage and I decided to throw Ubuntu server on it because it's more lightweight than a standard ubuntu install, and given it's a pentium 3 with 128mb of ram, lightweight is good. I installed, through putty (ssh), the gnome gui - then learned that putty only does cli (i was thrilled), so I've spend the last hour trying to figure out how to enable remote desktop.

I don't mind reinstalling to do what is necessary. remote desktop to manage file downloads from my windows 7 machine(s) big list, i know. history: this thing is/was my media server. I had xp on it, sharing all drives and watching hd movies off it, but then xp decided it did't want to boot anymore so here we are. I'm thinking of just putting ubuntu 8.04/8.10 on it and through its wonderful gui enabling remote desktop and using realvnc/tightvnc to access it

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Ubuntu :: Moving Windows From One Desktop To Another?

May 13, 2010

i installed ubuntu 10.4 on my samsung n110 netbook, the regular one, not the netbookremix
so far it looks good, some little inconveniences though, my main one right now is: i used to be able to grab a window with the mouse on one desktop and move it to another desktop just by dragging it (i.e. drag it to the right side of the screen and then it would switch desktops automatically)

now that doesnt seem to work anymore, i can only move the window but then i have to switch desktops manually and move the window some more

this really sucks, i know for now i can use ctrl+alt+shift+left/rightarrow but im used to doing it with the mouse and i quite like it

so my question is, is this a common issue? is it specific to my environment, if that's the case i'd be happy to give you more info on it...

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Ubuntu :: Moving Things On Desktop?

Jul 30, 2011

When i add things to the desktop it says "An error occurred while fetching information about the "/".

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Ubuntu :: Move A Window Around On Desktop Its Splited Up Rather Than Moving Around Sm?

Nov 16, 2010

when i move a window around on my desktop its splited up into two where the bottom half sluggishly follows the top half i.e. the top half of the window is leading as i move the window around the desktop rather than moving around smoothly(i.e. moving the say vlc around without the window splitting[moving it around as one]. this issue also persist in fire fox where when i scroll down a web page, the page is split in two where one half of the webpage overlaps the other dependant whether i scroll up or down.

my computers configuration is:
64bt UBUntu 10.04
MSI 870A FUZION......
AMD phenom II x6
ATI HD 4550(XFX)


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Ubuntu :: Keyboard Shortcut For Moving Window To Another Virtual Desktop?

Mar 18, 2011

In (Gnome) Ubuntu there is a keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Shift+(Up|Down|Left|Right) that allows the user to quickly move a window from one workspace to another. I've been looking for a similar way to accomplish this in (KDE) Kubuntu. I know that you can right-click on a window in the Task Manager and use "To Desktop" to move a window, but I'm just curious if the same thing can be accomplished with the keyboard.

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Ubuntu :: Moving Mouse During Blank Screen Does Not Return To Gnome Desktop

May 21, 2011

An ubuntu-11.04 laptop is set to turn on the screensaver after 5 minutes of inactivity, and power management is set to blank the display after 15 minutes of inactivity. When the screen goes blank, you're supposed to be able to move the mouse to return to your Gnome desktop. This works sometimes, sometimes not. When it doesn't, moving the mouse doesn't eliminate the black screen, although I can see the mouse cursor. ctrl+alt+del does nothing, neither do alt+tab, alt+esc or ctrl+alt+esc. ctrl+alt+f1-12 work as they usually do, so I can "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart" from one of the TTYs, or via ssh.

I tested just now with setting the screensaver and power management display blanking to 1 minutes. After a minute the screen went blank (backlight on), and then after a second or two black (backlight off), and moving the mouse returned to Gnome as it should. So I don't know why sometimes it doesn't. Two questions:

1- Which program can I run, or which service can I restart, to return to Gnome without having to kill gdm and lose all open windows?

2- What's causing this?

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Fedora :: FC14/gnome Panel Keeps Moving To Top Of Desktop

May 23, 2011

On FC14/gnome I created a panel on the bottom of the desktop. After reboot the panel shows up on the top of the desktop. The panel cannot be moved to the bottom. Can go into panel "properties" and under "Orientation" selecting "Bottom" but after a second the botton switches back to "Top" without moving the panel.

The workaround was to create a new panel on the bottom, set it up, then delete the old panel from the top. When the machine is rebooted the panel goes back to the top. Seems like a basic gnome panel bug.

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Hardware :: Moving A Harddrive (with Mandriva) From Laptop To Desktop?

Feb 9, 2011

I have been using Mandriva2010.1 on my laptop and I love it !

But today (just for fun), I removed the laptop harddrive and connect to my desktop via sata1 (so it will boot up the same "sda1").

It boots up.. i even see the STARTING UDEV..

but it bring me to ..

INIT: going to single user

I typed "startx" and it booted up to Mandriva desktop.. but keyboard and mouse doesn't work ! Maybe because it was looking for the laptop touchpad / keyboard.

Is there a way , while its BOOTING UP, to interrupt the bootup process and make it detect new hardware ?

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Ubuntu :: Home Folders Appear On My Desktop?

May 12, 2011

The problem i have is that the folders i create in my home folder (/home/USRNAME/) now appear on my desktop (but not inside the desktop folder... since it no longer exists, u'll see). After a clean install of 11.04, there were a few default folders in my home folder (documents, music, videos, etc) however, i decided to rename them. After doing that, all of them (even the ones i didnt rename, like ubuntu one and templates appeared on my desktop (but not the desktop folder). I thought they were links, so i deleted the ones i saw on my desktop, and to my suprise, all the folders in my home folder have disappeared! Now everytime i create a new folder in my home folder it appears on my desktop, on top of my wallpaper, and if i delete either of them, both go away.

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Ubuntu :: Adding Folders On Netbook Desktop?

Jun 4, 2010

Basically in the files and folders section on the netbook edition desktop i would like to add another folder (my dropbox folder)

I think i read somewhere that you had to bookmark it or something but i dont know how to do that.

I suppose its the same as adding a folder to the files and folder menu on any normal distribution of ubuntu.

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Ubuntu :: Desktop Folders - Files - Everything Vanished

Oct 25, 2010

I tried to find a solution on the forum after my Desktop folders, files, everything vanished. What I've got now is "Standard Icons", Home, Pics, Videos, etc.

I tried to locate files via SEARCH on FILE SYSTEM and I couldn't find any. I tried to reset Nautilus and nothing happens. I have a different profile in this Laptop and that profile is UNCHANGED, but mine is screwed.

I'm getting a bit desperate because I have an exam tomorrow and I NEED to access those files.
I Use Ubuntu 9.10, Desktop edition.


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Ubuntu :: Desktop Suddenly Shows All Home Folders?

Sep 8, 2010

I have never seen anything like this before. Starting up today my usually completely free of clutter desktop is showing all of my home directory folders!If I delete folders from the desktop, they are also deleted from my home directory. If I create a new home directory folder, it also appears on my desktop. In effect my desktop has become my home directory and I don't like it.

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