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Default button in "Confirm File Deletion"

Posted on 2009-07-02
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Is it possible to change the behavior of the Confirm File Delete dialog, so that the No button is the default (the selected, in a matter of speaking), instead of the Yes button.

We experience one of our users to accidentally deleting files on a network share (= not directly recoverable), in my theory because the user presses the spacebar, which triggers the defualt button of the Confirm File Deletion. This could be prevented if the default is the No button.
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jcimarron earned 250 total points
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easysoft_studios--"so that the No button is the default (the selected, in a matter of speaking), instead of the Yes button."
Is this practical or even meaningful?  If No is default, then you will not delete the file and presumably not even open the Confirm File Delete window.  
Rather try
Right click the Recycle Bin/Properties and uncheck "Display delete
confirmation dialog".
If that does not help, I suggest the user be given some encouragement to not opt to Delete a file unless pretty certain deletion is wanted.  Hitting the Spacebar is already the second step in the deletion process.  If that Confirm File Delete is not open, hitting the Spacebar is  not a problem.
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by:easysoft_studios
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I didn't recieve any mail telling me that you had answered my question. I'm sorry that I havent responded until now.

I think it pretty extreme too that a user can do a rightclick, opt for deleting the file AND hit the spacebar right after eachother, resulting in an unwanted file deletion (its some fancy keyboard with mouse and keyboard in one unit, mousetrapper, where all fingers are conviently placed around the spacebar).

However I do think that the default button should be No instead of Yes, especially when the deletion is permanent, which it is when deleting files on a fileserver/remote.

I appriciate your answer, and unless you have any objections, I will accept your answer.

Regards
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easysoft_studios--Certainly I accept your proposal and hope my response was of some help.
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