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    Default Eliminate Trash Icon From Desktop

    Hello,
    I like a minimalistic desktop with as little "stuff" as possible. Is there a way that I can get rid of the "trash" icon that is in the lower right hand corner of my desktop?




    Any help would be appreciated.

    Rocky

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    To give advise about how to configure things in a desktop, people llke to know which desktop.
    Henk van Velden

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    I am running KDE. Thanks, I'll remember that.

    Rocky

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    Default Re: Eliminate Trash Icon From Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_Bennett View Post
    I am running KDE. Thanks, I'll remember that.

    Rocky
    You can change the desktop layout from "Folder view" to "Desktop containment". Then there won't be any icons on your desktop.

    Alternatively, in a terminal:

    Code:
    cd $HOME/Desktop
    rm trash.desktop
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    Make sure that the desktop plasmoids are unlocked (right click on the desktop and unlock them if needed), then click on the trash icon and keep it pressed, a little toolbar when you can resize and close that plasmoid should appear.

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    Thanks guys. I will try these methods and report back.

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    I tried both methods, first the one posted by sekhemty, because it seemed the easiest. It did not work. Then I tried the method that was suggested by nricket, but that did not work either.

    rocky@linux-uzke:~> su
    Password:
    linux-uzke:/home/rocky # cd $HOME/Desktop
    bash: cd: /root/Desktop: No such file or directory
    linux-uzke:/home/rocky # rm trash.desktop
    rm: cannot remove 'trash.desktop': No such file or directory
    linux-uzke:/home/rocky #




    I will try other methods.

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    Thanks guys, I figured out how to remove it. I wnt into my file manager and found the desktop file and just moved that icon to a different file. It worked perfectly.

    Rocky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_Bennett View Post
    Then I tried the method that was suggested by nricket, but that did not work either.

    rocky@linux-uzke:~> su
    My suggestion did not mention using "su". That was a mistake that you introduced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_Bennett View Post
    I tried both methods, first the one posted by sekhemty, because it seemed the easiest. It did not work. Then I tried the method that was suggested by nricket, but that did not work either.

    rocky@linux-uzke:~> su
    Password:
    linux-uzke:/home/rocky # cd $HOME/Desktop
    bash: cd: /root/Desktop: No such file or directory
    linux-uzke:/home/rocky # rm trash.desktop
    rm: cannot remove 'trash.desktop': No such file or directory
    linux-uzke:/home/rocky #




    I will try other methods.
    What you do here is very dangerous.
    What you want is all in the realm of the user rocky. Thus user rocky should change things.
    When using root to jump around and changing things, you can easily bork your system.
    Henk van Velden

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