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The many modes of the dock's trashcan System
The trashcan icon in the dock (but not on the desktop, if you've implemented that hack) has many different faces, depending on what's being dropped on it. I was quite familiar with the standard "trash" function, of course ... and I'd gotten used to the Eject symbol when a removable drive was dragged onto the trash. But the Burn symbol and the scissors were new to me.

You see the burn symbol when you drag a recordable disc onto the trash (I guess I use the contextual menus too much, as I'd never seen it!). A dialog then pops-up asking if you'd like to cancel, burn, or eject. The scissors were pointed out in an email on the Omnigroup's OS X Talk mailing list. You get the scissors when you drag an icon from the Finder toolbar to the trashcan, I suppose to represent you cutting the icon from the toolbar.

Any more trashcan states that haven't been identified here?
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Different titles with the same icon
Authored by: _merlin on Oct 20, '01 08:38:34AM

If you drag a remote disk, e.g. your iDisk to the Trash, it will say Disconnect as the title, and show the Eject icon.



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