How to Empty the Trash in Ubuntu 14.04 in Gnome (gnome-session-flashback)

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I installed Gnome (gnome-session-flashback aka gnome-session-fallback). Some weeks later, after deleting a bunch of files, I went to empty the trash. Where’s the darn trash can?

Of course, I could do it from the command line:

jmcnelis@atom:~$ rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/files/*

But I’d rather do it from the interface. After some looking around, here’s how to get the graphical Trash icon back:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true

followed by:

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop trash-icon-visible true

I’ve never been so excited to empty the trash!

Do the dishes.  Take out the trash!!
Do the dishes. Take out the trash!!