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Chris Poisson
Annoying Trash alert
on Feb 21, 2007 at 8:14:56 pm

My G5 did not always do this, every time I click on something to go in the trash, it asks permission to throw it away. I don't know what setting I changed, but I've looked and can't find it. My other 3 Macs running Tiger don't do this. Very annoying!


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Don Greening
Re: Annoying Trash alert
on Feb 22, 2007 at 4:38:40 am

I can't remember either, but if you want to empty the trash and avoid the warning you can press: ?-Shift-Option-Delete. This shortcut will also work if you've got locked files in the trash.

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Don Greening
Re: Annoying Trash alert
on Feb 22, 2007 at 4:42:58 am

[Don Greening] "?-Shift-Option-Delete."

The question mark was supposed to be the Command key. Apparently the Cow doesn't know what the Apple/Command icon is and substituted a question mark.

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Don Greening
Re: Annoying Trash alert
on Feb 22, 2007 at 8:16:01 am

Chris, I found it. The path is: Finder Menu>Preferences>Advanced>show warning before emptying the trash.

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Chris Poisson
Re: Annoying Trash alert
on Feb 22, 2007 at 1:03:06 pm

Hey Don,

Thanks, I'm trying that today.


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Chris Poisson
Re: Annoying Trash alert
on Feb 22, 2007 at 1:21:02 pm

Don,

I tried that, even with a restart and permissions repair, it did not work. BTW, the keyboard shortcut to get around it is command/option/delete. That works, so I'll just make it a habit.


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