"Secure empty trash" equivalent as icon in Finder?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by happycadaver, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. happycadaver macrumors regular

    happycadaver

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    #1
    I know that Apple removed the "Secure empty trash" feature in El Capitan because of SSD support.

    In the finder i have "empty trash" as an icon for quicker access. Is there a chance to get an icon which deletes files directly without the use of the trash? I don't need a safety net for my files, haven't deleted a file by accident for over 20 years (really!!).
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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    #2
    Uh, try not to be overconfident. :)
    And, I cannot find a way to achieve your goal. On the contrary, I have found the way to customise toolbar, including your delete icon.

    But, you can always press option+command+delete to immediately delete a file without moving it to trash.
     
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

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    @happycadaver: Just a long shot: what happens when you press the option key while clicking on the toolbar icon? Maybe it does something different here as well.

    He isn't looking for a replacement, but for a quicker access to the new "Delete Immediately" option. There is a toolbar icon in Finder with which you can move a selected item to trash, but it isn't available for the latter option.
     
  4. wksj macrumors member

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    If you have Hazel, you can set it to empty the trash automatically, as soon as there's a new file in there.
     
  5. happycadaver thread starter macrumors regular

    happycadaver

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    Thanks for your input, i think, i can live with the keyboard shortcut for the moment.
     

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