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Thread: re-map the delete key to something other than "move to trash"

  1. #1
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    re-map the delete key to something other than "move to trash"

    Hi guys.

    So, it seems that even after several years of bouncing around the idea on the forums and in the idea bin, etc., Ubuntu still has no "confirm move to trash" feature. The problem is, I have cats who love my keyboard, and they sometimes press the "delete" key, moving my files to trash behind my back. It's not a sufficient precaution just to review my trash before emptying it (for various complicated reasons with which I shall not bore you), nor would it be practical even if it were sufficient. So the obvious alternative is this: disable the "move to trash" function of the "delete" key!

    So, is there any way to do that? Perhaps re-map the delete key to a different function? I'm not an ubuntu expert, but if it will solve my problem then I'm willing to put some time/energy into a technical solution. I just need a place to start!

    If anyone can help, please feel free to give me some ideas. Thanks guys!

  2. #2
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    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: re-map the delete key to something other than "move to trash"

    I just put a cardboard box lid over the keyboard.
    Laptop: Dell Inspiron 8200 - Fedora 13 - Goddard
    Desktop: Self-Built - [Ku, Lu, Xu, U]buntu - Lucid 10.04.3 (LTS)
    Linux User: 498249 / Ubuntu User: 29241

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    Re: re-map the delete key to something other than "move to trash"

    Put a cardboard box over your cat.

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