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I'm using Debian 9 with only a basic window manager (dwm). No Gnome, KDE, etc. In the file chooser/open/save file dialog, there are several bookmarks that I'd like to remove:

file chooser bookmarks

(Specifically, both spideroak1 bookmarks refer to the same drive, but every time I mount it, a new one is added, even though they all point to the same location). This question talks about how these widgets are often based on GTK, so I checked the /home/ma/.config/gtk-2.0/gtkfilechooser.ini file, which looks like this

[Filechooser Settings]
LocationMode=filename-entry
ShowHidden=false
ShowSizeColumn=true
GeometryX=90
GeometryY=240
GeometryWidth=780
GeometryHeight=719
SortColumn=name
SortOrder=ascending
StartupMode=recent

Similarly, the /home/ma/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks file just contains my custom bookmarks, e.g. file:///home/ma/Projects/some_arbitrary_dir, not the redundant mount points.

I realize that this might be an XY problem, in that the duplication of the external drives is the real problem. If that's the case, I'll ask a new question focusing on that.

  • Is this a flash drive? If so, do you unmount it before unplugging it? – Peschke Jan 17 at 4:36
  • @Peschke It's an external USB hard drive. I unmount it with the unmount command. – Michael A Jan 17 at 16:25

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