This article describes steps one can take to hide or unhide the Trash icon on the dock in Ubuntu Linux.
When you install Ubuntu Linux, there are sets of default application icons that are automatically added to the Dock or launcher by default.
One such icon that is added to the Dock after installing Ubuntu Linux is the Trash. When you delete an item, it is moved to the Trash, where it is stored until you empty the trash.
You can restore items to their original locations if you decide you need them, or if they were accidentally deleted.
If you want to clean desktop or having the Trash icon on the Dock isn’t something you want, you can hide the Trash icon or unhide it if it’s hidden.
How to hide or unhide Tash icon on the Dock in Ubuntu Linux
As described above, you can choose to hide or unhide the Trash icon on the Dock in Ubuntu Linux.
Below is how to do that.
Ubuntu Linux has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating, all can be done from the System Settings panel.
Alternatively, click on the System menu at the top-right corner of the top bar on your desktop.
On the System menu, select Settings as highlighted below.
In the Settings app, click on Appearance tile to open the panel.
In the System Settings -> Appearance panel, under Dock, select the Configure dock behavior tile to expand.
On the pop-up Dock window, toggle the switch button to the On position to show the Trash icon on the Dock.
To hide the Trash icon, simply toggle the switch button to the Off position.
That should do it!
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