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Old 03-29-2004, 10:00 AM   #1
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Making the Trash icon disappear? (forever?)

I'm using KDE 3.2, and I don't want the trash icon to show up when I start KDE anymore. I don't use it and it really bugging me. I tried to delete it with my user permissions and with root permissions, but it show up again every time I start KDE.
any ideas???
Old 03-29-2004, 10:10 AM   #2
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you just have to change the $PATH variable.
for my user I keep the trash-bin the my ~home directory instead of it being on the desktop.
bring up the KDE control center, find the menu tree for your $PATH entries,
one of them will be for the trash bin.........I believe you can just delete the whole line if you want.......don't quote me on that tho..........

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Old 04-13-2004, 12:36 AM   #3
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... and how to get it back?

I by mistake deleted my trash-bin from my desktop. How can I get it back?

Old 04-13-2004, 12:59 AM   #4
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Hey thanks! I wanted to delete the trash icon too!
Old 04-13-2004, 01:28 AM   #5
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to get it back you must make a directory in /home/youruser/.kde or something called Trash, and then make an Icon.
Old 04-13-2004, 11:38 AM   #6
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I have a folder called .Thrash in my /home/user folder
Making an icon, however, does not work. After generation, it tries to 'run' it instead of opening. I also tried to find it on my root desktop, but there is no reference at all to the trash icon.



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