Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#2872 closed enhancement (fixed)

Desktop Folder Missing in Tracker Window

Reported by: jrash Owned by: anevilyak
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/Tracker Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc: black.belt.jimmy@…, brecht@…, meanwhile@…
Blocked By: Blocking: #5232
Platform: All


In the BeOS the Desktop was in the home folder and had a special icon, kinda like OS X today. But in Haiku there is no Desktop folder inside the home folder in Tracker, even though it is there if you use the command line. If you try to specify the path /boot/home/Desktop in the navigator its like it doesn't exist.

Change History (10)

comment:1 by axeld, 13 years ago

Component: User InterfaceApplications/Tracker
Owner: changed from stippi to axeld
Type: bugenhancement

Actually, the behaviour hasn't changed since BeOS. The Desktop folder was always hidden (except maybe in very early pre-Tracker versions, I wouldn't know).

But you're right, this should be changed. I'm changing this to an enhancement, anyway.

in reply to:  1 comment:2 by jrash, 13 years ago

Oops, My fault. It is like that in BeOS Max, I just assumed that it was like that in earlier versions. It's been awhile since I have used a vanilla version of BeOS.

comment:3 by bbjimmy, 13 years ago

Cc: black.belt.jimmy@… added
Type: enhancementbug

This should be a BUG.

I like to save my temporary data in a folder on the Desktop in BeOS. If I then need to access these files from a haiku partition the Desktop folder is not available in Tracker. I need to place "/BeOS/home/Desktop/TempData/" in the navigation bar in Tracker to access the files.

I should be able to right click and drill down to the folder or navigate there by opening the home folder. This is the way BeOS worked. Zeta hid the Desktop from the user, but if he typed "/BeOS/home/Desktop" in the navigation bar the contents would then show. Haiku is the only BeOS OS that has this isue.

comment:4 by mmlr, 13 years ago

Type: bugenhancement

No. As Axel pointed out already this has not changed. No stock BeOS version had a Tracker where the Desktop was accessible like that. The only Tracker that does show it by default is Tracker.NewFS which was used in some BeOS Max versions. This doesn't mean that R5 came with it. It is an enhancement, a needed one, especially when you have something on the Desktop of a different partition, but still an enhancement.

comment:5 by brecht, 13 years ago

Cc: brecht@… added

comment:6 by anevilyak, 12 years ago

Blocking: 5232 added

comment:7 by anevilyak, 12 years ago

Version: R1/pre-alpha1R1/Development

comment:8 by anevilyak, 12 years ago

Owner: changed from axeld to anevilyak
Status: newin-progress

comment:9 by Meanwhile, 12 years ago

Cc: meanwhile@… added

comment:10 by anevilyak, 12 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: in-progressclosed

Fixed in hrev35040, with some future caveats for those of you multibooting with BeOS distros. Reading the commit message for more detail suggested.

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