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    Empty Trash--Number of files deleted

    Is it possible to change the alert message,given at the time of emptying the trash,to highlight the number of files to be deleted..
    In windows,when we empty the trash,we get the number of files to be deleted so that if,by accident,user was expecting 3 files,but the message alerts for 30 files,then the user can cancel and check the files from trash before deleting them..
    This is so when sometimes we delete the files from filesystem but forget to delete the same from Trash.On next reboot,these files are still in trash and user just does not remember deleting such files.User deletes 2 or 3 files in this new session and then empties trash,expecting same number(2 or 3)to be deleted,but in fact,the number is the addition of both delete operation..
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    Re: Empty Trash--Number of files deleted

    Okay,can anyone using Lucid Lynx(latest release)tell me the message they receive on emptying trash??
    I think i can raise a ticket in Lauchpad for this...Well,actually,i know it cannot be considered as bug,but it is a feature worth looking into,for future releases...

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    Re: Empty Trash--Number of files deleted

    Why not look in the Trash before deleting?

    I don't have interest in a window telling me the number of files being deleted from the Trash and then having to click Ok or Cancel to confirm the operation. From the lack of responses to your inquiry, I don't think others find knowing the number of files being deleted important.
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    Re: Empty Trash--Number of files deleted

    Quote Originally Posted by finlost View Post
    Why not look in the Trash before deleting?

    I don't have interest in a window telling me the number of files being deleted from the Trash and then having to click Ok or Cancel to confirm the operation. From the lack of responses to your inquiry, I don't think others find knowing the number of files being deleted important.
    Copying "features" of an OS that basically panders to idiots is a path that Linux should not follow.
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    Re: Empty Trash--Number of files deleted

    Quote Originally Posted by finlost View Post
    Why not look in the Trash before deleting?

    I don't have interest in a window telling me the number of files being deleted from the Trash and then having to click Ok or Cancel to confirm the operation. From the lack of responses to your inquiry, I don't think others find knowing the number of files being deleted important.
    I just think this is a better feature..may be others(like you)do not feel this as important..It basically depends from person to person..But,i do not see any problem in raising the issue in launchpad.May be they too feel this feature as important and add them in future releases.
    All i want to know is whether this is already handled in latest release??

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    Re: Empty Trash--Number of files deleted

    No it doesn't tell you - though it seems that the trash applet with awn does.

    I'd not be putting it on launchpad - if it's not a bug it will be marked invalid anyway. Try brainstorm instead - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/

    Personally I'd agree with dcstar here - I don't need an OS to tell me what I have in the trash - I know what's there.
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