I accidentally removed the trash icon from the desktop, is there a way to put it back?
Using the graphical tool GConf Editor :
gconf-editorand click Run.
Navigate to apps ➜ nautilus ➜ desktop and check the
From the Command Line :
gconftool --set --type=bool /apps/nautilus/desktop/trash_icon_visible True
EDIT ~ UPDATE
In later systems GConf Editor/gconftool is outdated and the settings are not there.
Using Dconf Editor:
org > gnome > nautilus > desktop
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).
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.
- left click on the desktop
- click on 'desktop Preferences'
- in the 'desktop' tab, in the end, click on the checkbox for 'wastebasket'
Desktop icons, including the Trash icon, have been disabled in Ubuntu 19.04 and later. To add them back install the Desktop Icons GNOME shell extension from Ubuntu Software.