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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Black Hole
by lunarcloud on Mon 28th Apr 2008 23:40 UTC
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So lovely KDE has pure delete, okay. you hold down shift and delete changes function... but not yet does it look different.

Why don't we take this a step further (and on all desktops) and have the trash can turn into an obvious black hole when you hold down shift (except on mac, where it'd be option)?

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