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I accidentally removed the trash icon from the desktop, is there a way to put it back?

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Using the graphical tool GConf Editor :

  1. Alt+F2, type gconf-editor and click Run.

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  2. Navigate to apps ➜ nautilus ➜ desktop and check the trash_icon_visible checkbox.

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From the Command Line :

gconftool --set --type=bool /apps/nautilus/desktop/trash_icon_visible True  
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If it's a desktop icon:

1) Press ALT+F2 and type in the dialog: gconf-editor + enter

2) In the editor, navigate to apps/nautilus/desktop and on the rigt hand pane check the "trash_icon_visible" checkbox

If it's the panel icon:

Right click on the panel, select "Add to panel", select trash (or something similar to that... sorry, can't remember the exact name, I'm translating from a spanish install).

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Thanks, it was the latter, but it's good to know both! – Rob Mar 1 '11 at 23:42

If you put the trash icon in the trash just open any file manager window (nautilus) and select Go -> Trash from there you can restore the icon.

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