Re: Deactivating the Trash

On 9/8/05, Matthew Thomas <mpt myrealbox com> wrote:
> However, there would be a few problems with doing this. First, it would
> be hard to come up with a meaningful way of specifying a threshold that
> worked for volumes of wildly varying sizes (hard disks, USB keys,
> floppy disks, etc). 
> Such an option could be made volume-specific and
> presented in the volume's Properties window, but that would be an
> unfortunate separation from the rest of the Trash options. (Windows
> puts each device in its own tab in the Recycle Bin Properties, but the
> interface is very awkward.
> <>)
> Second, when you're running out of disk space, emptying the Trash isn't
> the only -- or even necessarily the best -- potential source of free
> space. To compare with Windows again, since Windows 98 it has had a
> Disk Cleanup Wizard letting you choose from a variety of things you
> might want to delete.
> <
> featfunc/bestperf.mspx#EDAA>
> And third, if even emptying the Trash doesn't make enough room on the
> disk to get beyond the threshold, the Trash will unexpectedly turn into
> a black hole. Anything you put in it will be deleted immediately.

And fourth, what happens if you have recently deleted something that
you've changed your mind about? The one reason there is a Trash at

For disk nearly full, a warning and if possible a cleaning wizard
would be quite sufficient I think?

Kristoffer Lundén
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