Trashindicator – Trash in the indicator area

TrashIndicator is a Trash in the indicator area (Ubuntu Linux).

In this post am going to show how I installed trashindicator in in Elementary OS Luna.


  • Trash icon in the indicator area
  • Menu items to view or empty trash
  • Counter shows number of items in trash
  • Monitors standard trash:/// path

Download and Install

Download the .DEB package or Tarball here.

Open terminal and change directory the downloaded file location. :

cd Downloads

Run the command below to install:

sudo dpkg -i trashindicator_1.00-1_all.deb

Log out and log in to see trashindicator in action.

Panel after:trashindicator-elementary-os

Panel before:


Trash indicator now starts after every reboot.