Today I am going to show you how to get the delete key working. The shift-delete combination is quite annoying and I just like to hit the delete key and job done!
All you need to do is open the terminal.
Run this command to access the config file:
Find the line that says:
; (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/DirViewActions/Trash" "<Primary>Delete")
and remove <Primary> from the line and also delete the ; at the beginning of the line as that tells nautilus to implement the change, so it should now look like
(gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/DirViewActions/Trash" "Delete")
Click on save. Once saved reboot the machine.