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Renaming the Trash

Contributed by: Anonymous
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

[Editor’s note: This is quite a hack… not particularly elegant IMO… but it works, I suppose.]

Page 66-67 of the BeOS Bible says:

Don’t Rename the Trash….you’ve always renamed Windows 95’s Recycle Bin to ‘Garbaj’,” and now you’ve grown quite fond of the name….In short, don’t try it” [get the book for the whole quote].

If you want to have “Garbaj” on your Desktop, you can make a link to the Trash and hide the real Trash behind the Deskbar.

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Enter this: ln -s /boot/home/Desktop/Trash /boot/home/Desktop/Garbaj
  3. You should now have an icon labelled “Garbaj” on your desktop.
  4. To complete the effect, drag the real Trash icon behind your deskbar to hide it.

Posted in Tracker & Deskbar


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