Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Apr 2008 21:38 UTC, submitted by kiddo
Graphics, User Interfaces The trash can metaphor in computing is as old as the desktop metaphor itself. It was first introduced with the Apple Lisa user interface, and found its way to the Macintosh. Apple patented the whole idea, and sued anyone who tried to use the same name, resulting in other user interfaces implementing the exact same principle but just named differently. Despite its old age, and the fact it barely changed over the decades, many people have issues with the traditional concept.
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A simple fix
by Captain_DaFt on Mon 28th Apr 2008 22:39 UTC
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Just remove the trashcan icon from the screen!

I know it can be done in Windows, and most linux desktops(Not too sure about Gnome), surely it can't be that hard in OSX?

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