[patch] confirm before sending to trash

There is a missing feature of nautilus that a lot of people would love
to see implemented: a confirmation dialog before sending items to the
trashbin. The reason behind this is that it's very easy to hit the
delete key just by chance without even realizing. When files end up in
the trash bin without you noticing they are basically gone forever.

This feature was actually inserted by popular vote into the 100
papercuts of ubuntu a few years ago and it's been requested since a
long time (see for instance
https://bugs.launchpad.net/nautilus/+bug/95853 )

Back in 2009 I wrote a patch and submitted to launchpad
(https://bugs.launchpad.net/nautilus/+bug/95853/comments/72 - I was
using ubuntu at that time) but it was never accepted. Now here I am,
proposing it upstream (
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=628447 ).

Is there any chance this could be considered? That would make a lot of
people happy, really.

For those arguing that an alert before sending thing to trash is a bad
thing: the patch just adds the *OPTION* to set an alert (
http://i.min.us/imkITI.png ) and that option is off by default
actually, so it really doesn't change anything for the users unless
they actively decide to be alerted.


Giorgio F. Gilestro

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