Open Trash from Spotlight?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Steve-M, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Steve-M macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    As of lately, I'm finding myself using spotlight for just about everything. One thing I've found that spotlight does not want to do by default, is open the trash folder.

    Tried making a symbolic link of the ~/.Trash folder to the desktop, but spotlight could not find it.

    So next I made a script to tell finder to open the trash folder, and saved it in my user directory. I name the script "trash", so now when I type "trash" in spotlight, it finds the script, which in turns tells finder to open the trash folder.

    This seems more complicated than it should be, so I was wondering how everyone else went about opening the trash folder in spotlight?
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    We don't. If it was built into the basic OS, it wouldn't be difficult.

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