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Bug #17180

cant wipe files on desktop

Added by baxc about 2 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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Description

wipe option is not available in right click menu for any file appearing on desktop

additionally wipe trash is also not available


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #17181: trash icon doesnt change shape New
Related to Tails - Feature #11717: Drop launchers from the Desktop Rejected 08/25/2016
Related to Tails - Bug #17243: Desktop icon's lable fail to resize for long names Confirmed
Related to Tails - Bug #17193: Can't run .desktop files from the desktop anymore Resolved

History

#1 Updated by sajolida about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

There are 3 icons on the desktop:

  • Trash
  • Tails documentation
  • Report an error

They are not "files" per se but shortcuts to applications in Tails (and the trash). As such they cannot be deleted or wiped (other applications cannot be wiped either).

The files in the trash are only stored in RAM, the amnesic part of Tails, which is automatically wiped when Tails is shut down. As such, wiping the trash wouldn't provide additional security to emptying it.

#2 Updated by sajolida about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from Rejected to New

Maybe I understand your point now!

It's actually possible to place files on the desktop yourself. For example, through the "Desktop" shortcut in the sidebar of the Files browser. And then, yes, many of the options available in the Files browser are not available when doing right-click on the file on the desktop. For example: "Wipe", "Remove metadata", "Encrypt...".

If so, @baxc: how do you usually place files on the desktop like this?

#3 Updated by sajolida about 1 month ago

  • Related to Bug #17181: trash icon doesnt change shape added

#4 Updated by baxc about 1 month ago

@sajolida

I just copy-paste files to desktop and now most options are not there including ability to wipe them

I have seen other tickets talking about some missing options in right click menu on desktop like open in terminal, so perhaps all those tickets can be merged

#5 Updated by intrigeri about 1 month ago

#6 Updated by sajolida 11 days ago

  • Related to Bug #17243: Desktop icon's lable fail to resize for long names added

#7 Updated by sajolida 11 days ago

  • Related to Bug #17193: Can't run .desktop files from the desktop anymore added

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