Re:[PARTIAL WORKAROUND] I can't add trash / wastebasket icon to panel - any suggestions for workaround?

On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 1:27 PM, j t <mark473 gmail com> wrote:
> Hi all.
> I'm working on a freshly installed debian lenny box with gnome 2.22,
> and whenever I try to add a wastebasket / trash icon to the panel,
> nothing appears (I think there's a 1-pixel wide transparent image
> added, but I'm not completely sure).
> I've already seen the following bug reports:
> and I've tried all the proposed workarounds / solutions (including
> editing /usr/lib/bonobo/servers/GNOME_Panel_TrashApplet.server), but
> nothing works for me. I've also tried manually starting
> /usr/lib/gnome-applets/trashapplet (after a "killall trashapplet") and
> the process doesn't start (after about 2 minutes, the command prompt
> reappears and "ps" shows that it there is nothing called trashapplet
> running).
> Is there anyone out there who understands enough about how
> gnome-applets work who might be able to start me in the right
> direction to debug this / find a workaround?
> Thanks, Jaime

Ok, so it doesn't have a dynamic icon which changes to reflect whether
there's something in the trash (or not), but for a quick-and-dirty
workaround, try:

Right-click on panel, select "Add to panel", select "Custom
application launcher", then either:

a) use "Type: Application", "Name: Trash" and "Command: nautilus trash:/", or
b) use "Type: Location", "Name: Trash" and "Location: trash:/"

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