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If I delete a file, the following message appears on the screen:


How could disable that message and send the file straight to the trash can?

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up vote 10 down vote accepted

You can try this:

1) Open Pcmanfm (File Manager) and go to Edit > Preferences

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For Lubuntu 12.04 to 13.10

Uncheck Confirm before deleting files

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For Lubuntu 14.04

Uncheck Confirm before moving files into "trash can"

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Hope this helps.

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wow. Great answer. Thanks! – chelder May 14 '14 at 18:30

You can also delete a file without moving to trash by using Shift + Delete shortcut.

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Just to be clear, you still get a prompt, but you don't need to take the extra step of emptying the trash later. – IQAndreas May 14 '14 at 19:43


There's a pair of checkboxes near the bottom of that panel to choose "delete" behavior.

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Lubuntu uses Pcmanfm as default file manager, not Nautilus. – Radu Rădeanu May 14 '14 at 17:15

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