Removing trash can from desktop?

Eloy Cuadra eloihr at
Wed Jun 15 22:35:44 BST 2005

On Wednesday 15 June 2005 21:19, Eloy Cuadra wrote:
> On Wednesday 15 June 2005 19:56, Mr Wiggles wrote:
> > Is there a way to remove the Trash from users' desktops?
> >
> > I delete it manually from a terminal session but whenever I log back
> > into KDE there is a new trash can and a new file created where I had
> > deleted the old.
> At least in KDE 3.4.x, you can delete folder ~/Desktop/Trash from within
> Konqueror. I've done that and I have no trash icon on my desktop (whenever
> I log back into KDE).

Well, this is not a folder in KDE 3.4.x. It's a desktop file pointing to 
trash:/ (a kioslave).

> But, why you don't want an icon for Trash? I think it's a very useful tool.
> After removing Trash from my desktop, I added it at the right side of
> kicker (as OSX does) by right-clicking on it and then Add to
> panel->Applet->Trash. Well, maybe this is the right place for a trash can
> ;-)

In previous versions of KDE, the trash can is a folder located in ~/Desktop. 
You can move it using Konqueror wherever you want inside your home folder 
(for example, into this same folder), and then change its location in Control 
Center->System Administration->Pahts. Thus, your trash can remains in your 
system, and you can use it, but you don't see its icon on your desktop 

Eloy Cuadra
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