Bug#696720: nautilus: Pressing delete should delete a file or folder.

Zack z.dowson at gmail.com
Wed Dec 26 12:48:05 UTC 2012

Package: nautilus
Version: 3.4.2-1+build1
Severity: minor

Dear Maintainer,

When I have selected a file or folder, and I press the delete button, it would
be most intuitive if the file was then moved to the wastbasket. This would
allow faster use of nautilus, as it is much faster than using a menu, or even
ctrl-delete. Since it is so easy to undo moving a file to the waste, there
would not be a serious risk of people losing data by accidentally pressing

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages nautilus depends on:
ii  desktop-file-utils         0.20-0.1
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas  3.4.2-3
ii  gvfs                       1.12.3-2
ii  libatk1.0-0                2.4.0-2
ii  libc6                      2.13-37
ii  libcairo-gobject2          1.12.2-2
ii  libcairo2                  1.12.2-2
ii  libexempi3                 2.2.0-1
ii  libexif12                  0.6.20-3
ii  libgail-3-0                3.4.2-4
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0         2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.33.12+really2.32.4-3
ii  libglib2.0-data            2.33.12+really2.32.4-3
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-2       3.4.2-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                 3.4.2-4
ii  libnautilus-extension1a    3.4.2-1+build1
ii  libnotify4                 0.7.5-1
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.30.0-1
ii  libselinux1                2.1.9-5
ii  libtracker-sparql-0.14-0   0.14.1-3
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.5.0-1
ii  libxml2                    2.8.0+dfsg1-7
ii  nautilus-data              3.4.2-1+build1
ii  shared-mime-info           1.0-1+b1

Versions of packages nautilus recommends:
ii  brasero          3.4.1-4
ii  eject            2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-13
ii  gnome-sushi      0.4.1-3
ii  gvfs-backends    1.12.3-2
ii  librsvg2-common  2.36.1-1

Versions of packages nautilus suggests:
ii  eog                  3.4.2-1+build1
ii  evince [pdf-viewer]  3.4.0-3.1
ii  totem                3.0.1-8
ii  tracker              0.14.1-3
ii  xdg-user-dirs        0.14-1

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