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How to add the Trash Can Icon to your Ubuntu Desktop

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 23 sec read >

How to add the Trash Can Icon to your Ubuntu DesktopUbuntu has the ability for you to add the Trash Can to you’re Desktop.

STEP 1

Press the Alt+F2 keys together to open the Run Application window.

STEP 2

In the text field type in gconf-editor and hit the Run button.

Run Application

 

STEP 3

Locate/browse to the following location apps->nautilus->desktop

Configuration Editor

STEP 4

Check the trash_icon_visible checkbox. And the Trash Can will appear on yourDesktop. You can change the Trash Icon name if you need to or like to by changing the value for trash_icon_name.

Trash Can

NOTE: This has been tested with Ubuntu 9.04

Last Updated On April 07, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment. In my spare time I teach undergraduate classes in web development. Profile

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