user-dirs-update-gtk.desktop autostart file needs comment, proper capitalization

Bug #125486 reported by VF on 2007-07-12
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xdg-user-dirs-gtk (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xdg-user-dirs-gtk

After opening the sessions capplet on gutsy, one item is "User folders update" with "No Description". It should have a description informing the user what it does, and it should be properly capitalized like the other autostart names (ie: "User Folders Update")

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug

Changed in xdg-user-dirs-gtk:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
pak33m (pak33m) wrote :

I came across this bug post while trying to find out what exactly the User Folders Update service does. As it still has No Description after installing Gutsy from the release version from, 10/18/07, I am still wondering what it does.

I have been trying to figure out why my Core 2 Duo CPU freezes up while in normal operation. I thought about how the Beagle service took a lesser amount of CPU after disabling it when I installed Feisty some time ago and have done nearly the same with the Tracker service in Gutsy. If the User Folders Update service performs indexing with the intensity that Beagle and/or the Tracker services do I would like to disable it. However, if the User Folders Update service is required for Fast User Switching then I will leave it alone. At this point I am just trying to whittle away at what could be the culprit.

Any ideas would be appreciated even if it is to explain what the User Folders Update service does.

Thank you,


VF (vfiend) wrote :

You might try disabling tracker (indexing in preferences). The user folders update is just a quick script that runs on startup that makes sure you have the Documents/Music/etc. folders and that they're appropriately translated to your language.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

xdg-user-dirs-gtk hasn't shown up in Startup Applications by default since Ubuntu 11.10.

If you want the description modified, you should attempt to get the upstream maintainers to do it:"xdg-user-dirs"

Changed in xdg-user-dirs-gtk (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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