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I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome Classic shell. How can I open Trash Bin?

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Have a look at this - it has instructions on how to add the trash bin (wastebasket) to the classic panel. – fossfreedom Dec 10 '11 at 16:09
@fossfreedom - great link, thanks! – 0123456789 Dec 10 '11 at 16:20
On Gnome 2 it was ~/.local/share/Trash/ – Martin Thoma Mar 4 '13 at 9:52
@MartinThoma Seems to be unchanged in Gnome3, at least on my Debian 8 machine. – Adrian Ratnapala Feb 29 at 9:47
up vote 8 down vote accepted

Open a folder (any folder). In the sidebar, you'll see an entry for the trash. That's it.

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You can also add a trash icon to the top panel with this extension: – Tom Brossman Dec 10 '11 at 17:31

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Install that. Go to Applications > Other > Advanced

You can put a trash can and change your font.

PS: reprinted from

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Just install the gnome-tweak-tool, start it via Alt-F2 and you can add the Trash icon (and others) to your desktop.

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