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Re: Changing starting directory for video players

On Sat, 2 May 2015 11:17:46 +0000 (UTC)
Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2015-05-01, Edward C. Jones <edcjones@comcast.net> wrote:
> > I use Debian 8.0 (Jessie), amd64 port, and KDE.
> >
> > Dragon Player has starting directory: ~Videos.
> > VLC has starting directory: ~
> > KPlayer starts at the last directory used.
> > KMPlayer starts at ~/Documents.
> >
> > How do I change the starting directory for these video players?
> > Which config files contain this information?
> There is a freedesktop standard covering this area[0]. It is
> implemented in the Debian packages xdg-user-dirs and
> xdg-user-dirs-gtk. There is no guarantee that all applications will
> respect the standard, of course, but it should help you to achieve at
> least some consistency among them.

AFAICR, you can also set the startup directory with menulibre, if you
are launching from a menu. For some reason it coredumps on me, so I
can't verify this.


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