[Solved] Lost Trash desktop icon !

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[Solved] Lost Trash desktop icon !

Postby .nox » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:08 pm

Hi guys,

The Trash icon on my desktop is gone although I checked the "Trash" icon in mintDesktop. I tried to uncheck it and recheck it in mintDesktop, but the icon will not appear on the desktop. What's going on ?



It ended up being that I placed the Trash icon at the bottom right of the screen when I set my resolution at 1400x1050 and when I switched to 1280x800 the Trash icon went of the resolution's scope. Just noticed this as I switched back to 1400x1050.

Regards !
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Re: Lost Trash desktop icon !

Postby larryfroot » Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:52 pm

One way you may have of getting the trash can back on your desktop is to go to gnome configuration editor - enter sudo gconf-editor into the terminal. From there tick on the little arrow next to apps. Go down to nautilus and open that up in the same way. then go to desktop and see if the 'trash icon visible' box is ticked. if not, tick it. If it is ticked, uncheck it and exit the editor. then open upp the editor again and navigate back to where you were and tick the relevant box. this may refresh the icon. logging out and back in might help if its still missing. Good luck. Let us know how it went! Thanks. oh if you are still stuck you can at least right click on the gnome panel along the top of the screen. Scroll down to Deleted Items. Clicking add down at the botttom of the little window it appears in will add a trash can icon to your panel. At least you can access your trash that way until a better way is found to get your desktop icon back.

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