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Pantheon is playing games with me.

For a while, it has been starting at the Downloads Directory, which is what I want. I have opened a new directory, and I think closed it while in it. So now it keeps opening on that pointless directory.

Is there a way to specify the default initial directory?!

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Pantheon-files saves by default the places that were opened (tabs and directories). You can however change these settings with dconf-editor under the schema org.pantheon.files.preferences:

  • restore-tabs if you set this to false it does not remember the last places opened
  • tab-info-list contains the saved list of tabs and directories

So you can either turn off the behaviour with the first setting or change the directory/directories with the second one.

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At the moment, the default directory (the one that is loaded when you restore tabs is off or if you close the last tab) is hard-coded to be the user home directory. So if you want to return to the Downloads directory on re-opening then you have to make sure that that folder is open when you close Files.

You could try requesting a feature to be able set the default directory to something else at https://bugs.launchpad.net/pantheon-files.

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