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 kiddo on Mon 28th Apr 2008 23:23 UTC in reply to "A simple fix"
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Ah, you surely have not read The Fine Article/Rant ;)

this is not about getting the trash out of your view. It is about not having to manage it (empty it by hand) unless it's an exceptional case.

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RE[2]: A simple fix
by Captain_DaFt on Wed 30th Apr 2008 00:53 in reply to "RE: A simple fix"
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"Ah, you surely have not read The Fine Article/Rant ;) "
Yes, I read it. ;) But this quote:
"Every now and then, I delete a file. I drag it to the trash icon, press delete, whatever; it ends up in the trash. The icon now changes to its "full" state - which triggers some of my obsessive compulsive neurones to fire like crazy, almost forcing me to empty the trash can.", would indicate that the "Full" trash can icon is what's really irritating him.
So, remove the icon, and just either check the Delete folder periodically, or set up a script to empty it every couple of weeks or so would seem to be a viable solution.

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