I don’t have a use for some items in the Places sidebar, and I’d like to be able to remove them:
I know I can add bookmarks to the sidebar, so I can technically already add items to it, but I haven’t figured out how to remove the default items such as “Documents” or “Starred”.
I’ve tried writing some files in the
~/.config directory as recommended by some StackExchange threads I found:
~/.config/user-dirs.conf enabled=false ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs # This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update # If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're # interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run. # Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy is a shell-escaped # homedir-relative path, or XDG_xxx_DIR="/yyy", where /yyy is an # absolute path. No other format is supported. # XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop" XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads" XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Templates" XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Public" XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documents" XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Music" XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Pictures" XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"
but to no avail. I’ve also tried deleting the directories Nautilus points its sidebar entries to, but that just made the sidebar entries display an error pop-up when clicked on, instead of disappearing like I’d hoped.
How would I go about changing what items are shown in the sidebar?