Lucid Desktop Usage Issues

Mark Fraser ubuntu at
Thu May 13 21:46:54 UTC 2010

On Thursday 13 May 2010 22:33:18 Steve Morris wrote:
> I have just installed Lucid from scratch via the kubuntu alternate cd
> because an upgrade via the alternate cd failure destroyed my system.
> Having booted into kde the desktop is completely devoid of any icons
> (there's not even a trashcan) and switching to folderview pointed at my
> desktop directory makes no difference (the directory is probably empty
> too, being a new installation). Consequently I have manually put the
> trashcan widget (via add widgets) onto the desktop. When I delete items
> from dolphin, which moves them to the trashcan, they are not moved to
> the trashcan widget that is on the desktop, hence it cannot be used to
> delete these trashcan items. How do I get rid of these items moved to
> the trashcan, and where is this trashcan so that I can move it to the
> desktop.
> Also, why does a fresh install of Lucid not put the standard icons onto
> the desktop automatically (Trash, Home, Welcome)?
> regards,
> Steve

Try creating a file on your desktop called trash.desktop and then pasting the 
following into it:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Contains removed files

You may have to log out and back in for it to work.
Registered Linux User #466407

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