Enable delete key in Nautilus 3.6 [closed]

asked 2013-01-25 07:21:24 -0600

skytux gravatar image

updated 2014-02-13 13:24:55 -0600

mether gravatar image

If you want to press only the delete key in Nautilus 3.6 in order to delete files, and not the combination ctrl+delete, then you have to edit the following file in your home directory, for example using vim:

$ vim ~/.config/nautilus/accels

and replace this line (number 5 in my case):

; (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/DirViewActions/Trash" "<Primary>Delete")

by this one:

(gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/DirViewActions/Trash" "Delete")

Then restart Nautilus and press del key as always to delete any file :)


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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by hhlp
close date 2013-01-25 10:30:58.940460


dupe -> #3368

hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2013-01-25 10:30:52 -0600 )edit

Thanks. Very helpful

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2014-02-13 11:23:51 -0600 )edit

Thanks. That's sad it's not in the Nautilus preferences.

icywind gravatar imageicywind ( 2014-08-23 07:38:15 -0600 )edit

Worked like a charm! ty !

Ronald Andrade gravatar imageRonald Andrade ( 2015-01-06 08:16:05 -0600 )edit