Ubuntu - How to add the Delete command to the context menu

September 2016


Ubuntu - How to add the Delete command to the context menu


Learn how to delete files directly, without first sending them to the Trash folder of Ubuntu. You simply have to add a Delete command to the context menu (right-click on file or folder > Delete).
NB: the Delete command permanently deletes the files from your hard drive.

The procedure is as follows:
  • From your desktop, click on Files > Home.
  • Move your mouse cursor to the top of your screen and click on the Edit Menu > Preferences.
  • This opens the File Management Preferences window
  • Go to the "Behaviour" tab > Trash.
  • Tick the "Include a Delete command that bypasses Trash" checkbox.
  • Click on Close.

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