trash shortcut on desktop

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bobbypotluck, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. bobbypotluck macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2009
    this seems like a really simple thing i want to do but i cant seem to figure it out. All i'm trying to do is put a shortcut of the trash can onto the desktop. I have my dock hidden and it can be a pain to try and make it appear to delete something. i searched spotlight for trash and there are no hits. i try to drag the trashcan from the dock and nothing happens. There has to be a solution???
  2. Prekesh macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2009
    you can use dragthing and add trash icon to the desktop, it also shows a little badge with how many items are in there.
  3. Illicit macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2007
    Waterloo, ON
    This should do it:
  4. edblor macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    Why not just use a keyboard shortcut(s).

    One to delete something (right-click, to send it to the trash), and another, when needed, to empty it (cmd-shift-delete to empty).

    If you want a trashcan on your desktop, use Windows ;)


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