Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#1788 closed feature-request (Fixed)

Default download folder should be set to ~/Downloads

Reported by: Calum Owned by:
Priority: trivial Milestone: 1.3.3
Component: Core Version:
Keywords: Cc:


Originally reported at:

Binary package hint: deluge

By default, the download folder of deluge is set to the home of the user. Starting with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, a "Downloads" folder was created, and is used by Firefox for example. I think the default configuration of the deluge package should have the default download folder set to ~/Downloads.

Change History (3)

in reply to:  description comment:1 by Arrowmaster, 13 years ago

I think you probably mean "use $XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR as defined by as the default download location."

Although on my Debian system $XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR is set to my home directory instead of ~/Downloads, which exists, but this may be due to my own fault and an old home dir. What is it on a fresh Ubuntu install?

comment:2 by Calum, 13 years ago

Thanks, not originally my ticket, but I should have remembered the detail about XDG dirs.

$XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR is set to my home directory

To fix this delete the file ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs then run 'xdg-user-dirs-update'

In Ubuntu ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs is XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads"

comment:3 by Calum, 13 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Added to 1.3-stable: 83283

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