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Can't delete a file in nautilus, the delete menu is inactive. What can be a reason? If just selecting a file with a cursor and pressing del on keyboard the file moves to the thash and then I can delete it from trash as usual but not with nautilus direcly from a desktop.

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There is not normally a delete in the Nautilus menu. You have to activate delete by going into nautilus edit->preferences->behaviour.

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It is activated as you see. ... Ok, after rebooting the system, delete menu became active in nautilus, but it would be interesting what was the reason of that bug. – rulet May 10 '12 at 8:51
The bug appeared again, don't know why. – rulet May 10 '12 at 10:05
:)) Well, everything worked from a beginning. This option was active, I thought it was inactive because of a new theme style I've installed. So seems it's a gtk3 theme issue(maybe). Moderator can delete this theme. – rulet May 10 '12 at 10:59

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