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Don't click the wrong menu item...
« on: March 30, 2015, 02:26:56 AM »
 

JmaCWQ

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Hey All,

Just a heads-up so people don't make the same stupid mistake I just did.
If you have the Delete-Immediately command in the right-click menu make sure you don't hit it by mistake on the desktop when trying to hit Paste (right below it).
If you do you'll lose everything you had on the desktop & there doesn't appear to be a way to stop it once it starts  >:(
 


Re: Don't click the wrong menu item...
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 10:26:18 PM »
 

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Learn some shortcuts - easier and safer.  The ones I use alot are

ctrl-c copy
ctrl-v paste
ctrl-x cut

There are others - learn as you go.

Sheng-Chieh
 

Re: Don't click the wrong menu item...
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2015, 02:21:59 AM »
 

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Thanks, I do use them when I have a lot of copying/cutting/pasting to do.
I normally use the mouse if it's only a one-time thing like it was supposed to be yesterday.
I removed the Delete Immediately option from the right click menu so it can't happen again.
Back to having a prompt for yes or no that gives a chance to keep something if it's a mistake.
Ran Photorec immediately afterwards & it found everything except the files I wanted to keep that weren't backed up on another drive.
 

Re: Don't click the wrong menu item...
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 11:40:19 AM »
 

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It's always better to have a safety feature when deleting files.
You have two options:
1. Use keyboard shortcut by pressing Shift+Delete
It will ask you for confirmation.
2. If you want to use your right-click mouse menu to permanently delete files, then use this as a command for the thunar custom actions:
Code: [Select]
zenity --question --title="Remove..." --text="Do you wish to permanently\nremove the selected file(s)?"; if [ $? = 0 ] ; then rm -r %F ; fi
 


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