Having various machines, some with homedirs passed on across distro versions, I somehow ended up with both Download and Downloads directories. Not to mention that my Firefox and Chromium instances were downloading everywhere, and the silly mental friction of this one letter difference is pissing me off. I was renaming one to the other on one machine, and probably doing the opposite on another.
So, no more. Instead of figuring out what the spec says, I just created a fresh user on my Fedora 14 laptop and did:
Desktop Documents Downloads Music Pictures Public Templates Videos
So, that’s what it’s going to be. Never mind that I hate with a passion something ugly like Music vs Videos (where do I put audio podcasts then ?), I’ll just follow like rank and file.
Since I did get a little curious though where the two folders came from, I took a quick look at the FDO page (which as recent blogs have shown is the One Standard Body) and sure enough – version 0.11 renamed Download to Downloads.
This post is just a note to self so that any time I find a computer with both, I fix it properly, instead of the Browsian motion I’m on right now.