Users coming from Windows may be used to a “recycle can” on their desktop. Ubuntu doesn’t have one by default, but you can easily add one.
Add a trash can to your desktop in 3 steps
- Press ‘alt+f2 then type gconf-editor and hit enter.
- In gconf-editor, navigate to apps > nautilus > desktop
- On the right side look for the entry called: trash_icon_visible
- Check the box and that’s it!