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Thread: How do I add the right click permanently delete option?

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    [SOLVED] How do I add the right click permanently delete option?

    Hi. I found this once before and since upgrading to ubuntu 8.04 Hardy with a fresh install, I can't seem to find it again. I want the mouse right click option to permanently delete files bypassing the trash bin.

    I am well aware off the hazard of having this option and using it carelessly. I know when I want something gone for good without the double step of moving it to the trash first.

    Can anyone either help me find where it was I found it in the first place or tell me how to do it again?


    Promise this time I will write it down or print it out.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by 2hot6ft2; May 10th, 2008 at 03:19 AM. Reason: SOLVED

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    Re: How do I add the right click permanently delete option?

    Click on Places/Home Folder... you are now in Nautilus file manager. Click on Edit/Preferences and then on Behavior... there you have options at the bottom of the list.
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    Re: How do I add the right click permanently delete option?

    In hardy right click delete, whether you can remove confirmation box I'm not sure

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    Re: How do I add the right click permanently delete option?

    I think this is what you want:

    1. Open any Nautilus window. Your home directory will work fine.
    2. Select Edit, then Preferences.
    3. Select the Behavior tab.
    4. You'll see a section titled Trash.

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    Re: How do I add the right click permanently delete option?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2hot6ft2 View Post
    Hi. I found this once before and since upgrading to ubuntu 8.04 Hardy with a fresh install, I can't seem to find it again. I want the mouse right click option to permanently delete files bypassing the trash bin.

    I am well aware off the hazard of having this option and using it carelessly. I know when I want something gone for good without the double step of moving it to the trash first.

    Can anyone either help me find where it was I found it in the first place or tell me how to do it again?


    Promise this time I will write it down or print it out.

    Thanks in advance.
    in a terminal:

    Code:
    gconf-editor
    then:
    Apps>Nautilus>Preferences check the box enable_delete or just do as the above post recommends

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    Wink Re: How do I add the right click permanently delete option?

    Cool. Got it. Thanks for the help. I'm not real concerned with the confirmation dialog pop up, now I don't have to keep going to the trash bin and emptying it every time I delete something that I want gone.

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