Thanks Neal. Umm, sorry, this is surely a moronic question: what do we do with the trash icon on our desktop?
I have no clue.
For that matter, I don't know how to move existing icons from the main menu onto the desktop, nor onto the rapid start border, just below the desktop. I don't know the innards of LXDE, yet.
Perhaps there is a tutorial I should read?
I am more familiar, only slightly, with XFCE, where one simply right clicks the mouse anywhere on the desktop to observe a dropdown menu. Seems quite convenient. Then, my desktop contains zero icons, instead, only a photograph of a lovely orchid, or a winter snowscape from Norway, or a field of wheat in Saskatchewan, or a lovely frog from Indonesia.
So much to learn, so little time to do so.....