Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 609398
nautilus does not ask for confirmation when deleting files
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:50:29 EST
Description of problem:
nautilus does not ask for confirmation when deleting files even if /apps/nautilus/preferences/confirm_trash is set. The confirmation dialog _is_ issued, though, when the trash is emptied.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The same is true for RHEL 5.5 in nautilus-2.16.2-7.el5
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set /apps/nautilus/preferences/confirm_trash to true
2. delete file from nautilus
no confirmation is required. File is moved to trash.
according to the description in gconf-editor (at least in de_DE), nautilus should ask for confirmation for both deleting files and emptying trash.
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Are you sure this is a new feature and not a malfunction of nautilus? I was hoping we wouldn't have to wait for - what - RHEL 7 ?
Maybe the description of the gconf key is not 100% clear. What means is that you will get a confirmation dialog if you either empty the trash (as you've seen) or directly delete a file, using e.g Shift-Delete (which is different from moving it to the trash, using just Delete)