I have a modified
~/.config/user-dirs.dirs to look as such:
XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/desktop" XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/downloads" XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/documents/templates" XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/documents/public" XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/documents" XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/documents/music" XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/documents/pictures" XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/documents/videos"
I’ve done so because no file or directory on my system has capital letters in it, so I don’t see why files in my $HOME should either.
However, whenever running snap packages (I’ve tested with Spotify today) these settings aren’t respected, and thus create the default directories. This makes my $HOME look very cluttered:
This prevents me from happily using snap packages.