I use the Desktop as my workspace - files, shortcuts, downloads etc. I also have a separate data drive for the things I back up.
By default the Desktop folder is kept on the OS drive, so when I do backups I have to do two steps - back up my data drive, THEN back up the Desktop folder. That way I have a backup of all the files I care about, and which I would need if I reinstalled an OS or my PC spontaneously combusted during an experiment with psychic manipulation of apparent reality.
Question: is there a way to tell Linux to use a folder on my data drive (which I could name Desktop) as the location for the Desktop? Then I'd only have one location to back up. I have a document of tweaks to make after installing an OS, so would just add the step of making that change as part of my setup in future.