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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RE: A simple fix
by 6c1452 on Mon 28th Apr 2008 22:51 UTC in reply to "A simple fix"
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In gnome the trash can is just a deskbar applet - real easy to remove.

Nautilus also includes two checkboxes that I like - "Include a delete command that bypasses the trash" and "warn before emptying the trash or deleting files". The first one gets checked, the second one gets unchecked. No more problem.

Of course, you have to have backups. Everybody keeps backups, right?

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