[KDE Usability] Review Request: Add a confirmation window when emptying the trash

Diego Moya turingt at gmail.com
Thu Apr 1 00:09:55 BST 2010

On 1 April 2010 00:09, David Faure wrote:

> Short of reading the user's mind, we have no way of knowing if the user is
deleting a big file (or empty the trash) in order to free some disk space or
> "just because".

> (BTW I do argue that the main use case for emptying the trash _is_ making
> more
> disk space, given that there is no other good reason or incentive to do it,
> but since neither of us can prove this one way or the other, I'm happy for
> us
> to give up this line of argumentation.).

Why is the user forced to manually empty the trash when more space is
needed? Shouldn't the computer make that step automatically, just assuming
that everything found in the trash can was put there by the user in the
first place because it's no longer useful?

Is there a single good reason to have an "empty trash can" action at all?
What is the user need that it covers?
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