Where is the Trash icon on my Ubuntu 10,4? I lost nerves finding it.

Asked by Zoran Petrovski on 2010-09-04

I'm new with Linux and I don't see either on the Desktop or anywhere else a Trash icon. The only sign of deleting files I could detect is when I open some particular folder and delete a file with the delete command, then there's a function on the File tab saying Empty Trash Folder. The problem is that I don't see the Trash folder to check what is in there and to control what to delete permanently.

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There is an icon in nautilus's left panel where you can empty the trash.

You can also press ALT+F2
run: gconf-editor
Expand apps
Expand nautilus
Expand desktop

In the right pane, check the trash_icon_visible checkbox

Close the gconf-editor


Here are some pictures to help. By running gconf-editor you remove the need to add items to your menu:

Andre Mangan (kyphi) said : #3

On a standard Ubuntu installation the Trash icon is on the bottom panel on the right-hand side. If it is not there, right click anywhere on the bottom panel, select "Add to panel" from the pop-up menu and look for "Garbage Bin" on the list. Click on "Add" and then on "Close".

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