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Re: [opensuse] Absent Trash icon
  • From: Anton Aylward <anton.aylward@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 20:28:31 -0500
  • Message-id: <4D06C83F.9020702@xxxxxxxxxx>
Stan Goodman said the following on 12/13/2010 02:49 PM:
This is oS v11.3/kde v4.4.4.

Yes, I was running that. 4.5 now.

The absence of the Trash icon didn't strike me as an urgent priority,
until yesterday, when I was unable to move a file to trash because trash
is full. Tried to find the trash file, but found only trash files
dedicated to specific apps.

Googling brought me to bug that indicates that KDE4 doesn't have trash
support, which seems beyong merely careless; the bug is not going to be

Of course not, because KDE4 *DOES* have a trash. I have its icon
slightly enlarged on the bottom right corner of my screen as I type this.

I assume that there is a workaround for this, but I haven't found it.
Where are the files that I have been deleting all this time, which have
filled up the non-existent trash?

No workaround needed because its not a bug.
I sounds like you've chosen not to display the widget.
Recall: everything in the KDE4 'desktop' is a widget.
Or whatever they are called.... Stan?

So - do this:

* right-click on a clear part of your screen
You get a popup:
* run command
* add widget
* add panel
* activities
* lock widgets
* lock screen
* leave
* desktop settings

Add a widget.
One of them is the trashcan.
Put the widget up on your desktop. You'll see its full of stuff.
Now right-click on it and you get a menu.
One of the options is to empty the trashcan.

There's a key sequence but it doesn't work for me.

Its not a bug.
KDE4 is wonderful.

When I used to teach creative writing, I would tell the students to make
their characters want something right away even if it's only a glass of
water. Characters paralyzed by the meaninglessness of modern life still
have to drink water from time to time.
--Kurt Vonnegut
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