OK, this has been bugging me for a while and I don't get it and I'm wondering if I can make it the way I want.
The are a bunch of icons on my desktop created when I did a system upgrade many many many moons ago. It seems there were these icons/folders called temp, download, pictures, documents, videos, etc... automatically placed onto my desktop. Now all of these are linked to my /home folder. It appears the "system" automatically uses these folders. I guess this is the part I don't understand. Why is my desktop synced with the /home folder and why would the system use folders from your desktop?
I thought your desktop was your personal space to place anything you want to see or use visually.
How do I unmap my actual desktop from /home so it belongs to me and I can edit freely?
If I delete the folders on the desktop (like /home/tmp) it will delete this system folder, thus I'm assuming messing things up drastically because the tmp folder disappeared that it usually writes to.