Shutter defaults to /home rather than /home/username for directory to save screenshots to

Bug #630953 reported by Bruno Girin on 2010-09-05
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Bug Description

Shutter defaults to the /home directory rather than /home/username for a directory to save screenshots to. In addition, when the preferences are changed to the correct directory, they revert to /home next time Shutter is started.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start Shutter for the first time
2. Try to take a screenshot
3. Shutter displays an error message: "Error while taking the screenshot. Maybe mouse pointer could not be grabbed or the selected area is invalid."
4. Go to preferences (Edit → Preferences)
5. Set the "Save directory" to the user's home directory rather than /home
6. Take a screenshot again: it works
7. Close Shutter completely (including in the indicator area)
8. Open Shutter again
9. Go to preferences (Edit → Preferences)
10. The "Save directory" preference is back to /home

Expected behaviour:
1. Directory defaults to /home/username so that Shutter works without additional configuration.
2. When the directory in change in preferences, the change should persist.

Shutter version: 0.85.1
Ubuntu version: 10.10 Maverick Beta

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