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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Its obvious
by Angel Blue01 on Mon 28th Apr 2008 23:08 UTC
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Yes! its perfectly obvious, the system should have a limit to long the files stay there -you suggested 24 hours I would make it like 2 months. I'm constantly encountering users who think that sending a file to the Recycle Bin will eventually delete it.

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