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    [INTEL-64 bits HH] Getting my trash back...

    I agree it is a small detail, but still it would be nice...
    To get back my trash can on the desktop, and not on the panel, I tried:

    1. sudo gconftool;
    2. once into gconftool, nautilus then desktop then icons;
    3. made the icon for the trash can (and for other things) visible.

    It neither works instantly nor after reboot.

    What am I making wrong?
    Am using the 'mist' theme, but that should be irrelevant.

    I took a deep swim into the gnome doc, not for the faint-hearted, and it seems that the only way to do it is this, though usage of gconftool is not recommended (for reasons which seem arcane).
    Anybody can help, please?

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    Re: [INTEL-64 bits HH] Getting my trash back...

    Don't use sudo as that will make the change for the root user only.

    Easiest way is to hit "Alt-F2" then type "gconf-editor"

    Go to Apps -> nautilus -> desktop

    Then put a check in the box next to "trash_icon_visible"

    Good Luck!
    "This would make more difference if it made any difference at all; but it doesn't make any difference at all, because you are listening to a conversation among dead businesses." -- Eben Moglen

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    Re: [INTEL-64 bits HH] Getting my trash back...

    Quote Originally Posted by benanzo View Post
    Don't use sudo as that will make the change for the root user only.

    <snip>

    Good Luck!
    That was it, Benanzo, thanks a billion! It worked perfectly!

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    Re: [INTEL-64 bits HH] Getting my trash back...

    Quote Originally Posted by benanzo View Post
    Don't use sudo as that will make the change for the root user only.

    Easiest way is to hit "Alt-F2" then type "gconf-editor"

    Go to Apps -> nautilus -> desktop

    Then put a check in the box next to "trash_icon_visible"

    Good Luck!
    yep, this is one of the first things I do on a new install (in addition to adding a Computer Icon, and the Home folder.

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