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hey! i'm using a tiling window manager with no desktop/icons/etc.

all the Pico-8 functions which save files to the desktop try to save to ~/Desktop, a directory which i didn't have.. it just says "saved screenshot to desktop" etc and does nothing. if i create that directory it works of course.

i tried changing XDG_DESKTOP_DIR (which is i think the standard global environment variable used to set Desktop location) but Pico-8 doesn't seem to pick up the change, still tries to save to ~/Desktop.

not really a big deal - i'm just fussy and don't like capitalised directory names =) - but is there any way to change this? thanks!

P#24261 2016-07-02 08:37 ( Edited 2016-07-02 13:33)

:: mrh

I don't know the actual answer, but I have hacky suggestions to work around the problem.

You could make a symlink from ~/Desktop to wherever you want the screen shots to end up. This will still show up as a folder though.

Alternatively you could write a wrapper script which does roughly

mkdir ~/Desktop
pico-8 # Not sure if this is the right name for linux
cp ~/Desktop/* wherever/you/want/them
rm -r ~/Desktop

P#24262 2016-07-02 08:44 ( Edited 2016-07-02 12:44)
:: nyarlu

haha, thanks, that second thing is a cool and funny idea :D
for now i just leave the Desktop dir there..but that capital D is buggin' me...

P#24264 2016-07-02 09:33 ( Edited 2016-07-02 13:33)

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