Chapter 8. Using Your Desktop

Using Trash on the Desktop

Nautilus Trash icon.

You can move the following items to Trash:

  • Files

  • Folders

  • Desktop objects

If you need to retrieve a file from Trash, you can view Trash and move the file out of Trash. When you empty Trash, you delete the items in Trash permanently.

To Display Trash

You can display the contents of Trash in the following ways:

  • From the desktop

    Double-click on the Trash object on the desktop. The contents of Trash are displayed in a Nautilus window.

  • From a file browser window

    Choose Go->Trash. The contents of Trash are displayed in the window.

  • From a file object window

    Choose Places->Trash. The contents of Trash are displayed in the window.

To Empty Trash

You can empty the contents of Trash in the following ways:

  • From the desktop

    Right-click on the Trash object, then choose Empty Trash.

  • From a file browser window

    Choose File->Empty Trash.