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Gnome Trick!

I think Gnome is really great, but in my tweaking today I realised (strange given the time I have spent looking at it already) that the recycle bin had been moved from a desktop icon to an applet on one of the task bars. Whilst this was an interesting change, I felt myself longing for a less cluttered bar and a more noticeable icon. There is a very simple way to restore the recycle bin. The obvious way (which I tried first) was to simply map a new launcher to trash: – whilst this does give a desktop icon, it is a static icon which does not inform when the trash is ‘full’ making it functionless.

The way to do it can be found in this rather good book. With a simple check box the icon can be re-enabled under gnome 2.20 (and previous versions too but I have not tested this.)

To do this, enter the terminal and type “conf-editor” which will launch the gnome equivalent of regedit.

Goto Apps > Nautlus and select Desktop.

Put a check on trash_icon_visible and close. 🙂

Click on the image to see my full desktop. 🙂

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  1. micey
    January 26, 2008 at 2:48 am

    i happen to be a gnome 🙂

  2. cheeseman1
    January 26, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    yo,my name is cheeseman1.I hope you love my site.Just have fun.

  3. February 11, 2008 at 2:45 am

    That is an helpful trick. I had done the first way (trash:) but this one is much more useful.


  4. February 11, 2008 at 11:40 am

    You can also map Computer, Home, Documents, Networking icons which is cool. Same process – take a look at the linked book 🙂

  5. nikopsk
    March 5, 2008 at 3:48 am

    Errr… Okay. 🙂 I knew this. 🙂

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