Trash in Launcher falsely indicated as full after removal of external storage

Bug #1076121 reported by Andre on 2012-11-07
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #269441: Trash always full. Edit Remove
This bug affects 23 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts

Bug Description

Trash icon in Launcher indicates that there are items in the trash. But it is actually empty. This happens after an external drive (USB, etc.) has been ejected/umounted/etc. which actually has items in its trash.

Steps to reproduce:

1. make sure trash is empty and no external media is attached.

2. plug external memory, e.g. USB thumb drive, smartphone, etc.

3. delete one or more files on external memory to trash (hit 'del' once). Trash icon shows now that there is something in it.

4. "Umount" or "safely remove" or "eject" external memory.

Result: Trash icon still indicates items in trash, although it is empty.

Arthur Tan (artgtan) wrote :

Confirmed using 12.04 Unity 5.16.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2012-11-28
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → raring-ee
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2012-11-29
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: app-descriptions → none
Arthur Tan (artgtan) wrote :

I just tested this in 13.04 and the behavior is the same.

I'm starting to think that the solution is more of a wishlist request to make Trash smarter and able to read the .Trash file status of removable media and display "full"or "empty" accordingly once it's plugged in, and once it's removed...

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
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