How to Delete stuff using the ‘del’ key in Kali / Debian / Gnome

If you want to move a selected item(s) to Wastebasket, press Ctrl and Delete together.

If you want to permanently delete a selected item, press Shift and Delete together.

If you want to use Delete key to move a selected item(s) to Wastebasket,

edit ~/.config/nautilus/accels file

( example: gedit ~/.config/nautilus/accels )

look for ; (gtk_accel_path "<actions>/DirViewActions/Trash" "<primary>Delete") </primary></actions>

uncomment by removing the semicolon and change to the command you want to use. e.g. (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/DirViewActions/Trash" "Delete")

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