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Add A Trash Can To The Ubuntu Desktop

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.

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Add a trash can to your desktop in 3 steps

  1. Press ‘alt+f2 then type gconf-editor and hit enter.
  2. In gconf-editor, navigate to apps > nautilus > desktop
  3. On the right side look for the entry called: trash_icon_visible
  4. Check the box and that’s it!