View Full Version : Stange wastebasket behavior

October 18th, 2015, 12:28 PM
xfce4-session 4.10.1 (Xfce 4.10)
Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I have a wastebasket icon on the panel which shows the wastebasket is empty when it has items in it.

If I then send a file to it, it shows items in the wastebasket.

If I restart the system the icon shows the wastebasket is empty.

So, really I never know whether there is anything in the wastebasket or not therefore the icon is redundant!

I read that way back there was a wastebasket fix but it does not appear to be included in my version of xubuntu and I cannot find an 'after market' fix either.

Are there any suggestions other that upgrading either Xfce and/or xubuntu?

October 18th, 2015, 03:01 PM
There is a bug for this problem at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunar/+bug/880533 which shows that thunar 1.6.10 has overcome this.

I am still using Xubuntu 14.04 but have added the ppa for XFCE 4.12 from https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/ubuntu/xfce-4.12?field.series_filter=trusty and it all seems to be fine in this which does use thunar 1.6.10.

October 18th, 2015, 06:32 PM
Thank you.

Prior to upgrading Xfc the wastebasket had files but showed empty. After the upgrade and restart it shows the files in it. :p

Love the panel :p

Do you use the 'extras'?

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