Re: gnome-list Digest, Vol 9, Issue 21

On Sun, 2005-01-23 at 17:04 +0100, KTG wrote:
> Takis Diakoumis <takisd alphalink com au> wrote:
> > you can remove it...
> > 
> > change the gconf entry for /apps/nautilus/desktop/trash_icon_visible to
> > false
> > 
> > as for your remarks that gnome is heading towards windows... can of
> > worms and so very wrong... (and for argumentas sake i do hope your not
> > basing it on the trash icon) in any case... another story for another
> > day.
> Hi!
> Hmmm... So you can't avoid using it. I was affraid of it...
> If anyone responsible for that reads it, please do something about it.
> Either add a possibility of turning Trash off or at least add a shortcut
> to delete files immediately. 
> (In order to continue the windoze's way, I suggest Shift+Del).

Um, you were given the answer for the disabling; you even quoted the
answer in your reply.

> Recycle bin is not the worst thing (of all those which make GNOME 
> windowish), discovering file's MIME type by it's extension is worse.
> Unices' files never needed extensions at all. There's even a nice program 
> called 'file' for those who forgot!

Yes, and scanning by file contents is fully supported by the MIME
system.  Extensions are used because extensions are far, far faster to
check (no need to read any of the file contents off the disk/network),
and scanning inside of files can have serious performance impacts in
many cases.


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