On Xubuntu 12.10 64-bit, the trash can icon shortcut is missing on the side pane in the Thunar file manager. Is there anyway to restore it?

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Your screenshot looks like it is a rather pristine install of thunar. Normally, the behaviour you want will be pulled in if you install the xubuntu-desktop package.

You might get the trash back without the xubuntu stuff if you install the recommendations of thunar via terminal:

# apt-cache depends thunar

or via synaptic package manager.

  • Thanks so much! The apt-cache command recommended dbus, which made me realize I had to check AT-SPI D-Bus bus in the Session and Startup settings. BTW, the pristineness comes from clearlooks-phenix-master. – functionptr Jan 21 '13 at 22:50
  • Nevermind, the problem is happening again... – functionptr Feb 7 '13 at 2:23
  • Then I guess its the missing package gvfs-daemons. If there is a daemon named /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-trash running, thunar can attach to and use it. – aquaherd Feb 7 '13 at 9:08
  • I have the same problem. I have everything installed, but no /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-trash process is in ps ax. How can I restore it? – Honza Javorek Mar 15 '13 at 14:39

This problem is a bug on Launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunar/+bug/1057610

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