Moving my trash icon?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by emtp6811, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. emtp6811 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have used a third party app to disable my dock, but the only thing I miss is access to the trash icon. Is there a way to move it to the desktop?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Not that i am aware of.

    The way i would do it.

    Show hidden files (Third part applications enable this, may be called invisible files)

    Navigate to your home folder

    Locate the ".Trash" folder.

    Control Click and "Make Alias"

    Move the ".Trash alias" that was created to the desktop.

    Rename to remove the "." You can call it anything you want.

    Disable hidden files/invisbles.

    You can now drop anything you want to delete onto that alias.

    It will, by default have a folder icon, but you can change the icon to whatever you want.

    You will not be able to eject drives by dragging them onto this alias.
     
  3. emtp6811 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!

    It worked perfectly. And for those who search this thread later, I was able to show .trash by going into terminal and typing:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder

    to change it back, I retyped the same as above, but changed TRUE to FALSE.

    Thank you!
     
  4. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to to eject discs, as well as trash items, you could use a droplet. (that I made)
    You can download it here.
     
  5. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    #5
    Please link to the developer's page rather than (or in addition to) directly to the file. This allows people to view documentation and verify the legitimacy of download links on the forum.
     
  6. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I should have explained better...
    I developed it. And I don't have a website so I use QuickShareIt to share my downloads.
     

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