Enable Delete Confirmation Dialog In Windows 10

It seems after installing Windows 10, when you delete a file, you are no longer asked to confirm whether or not you want to delete your selection. It just goes to the Recycle Bin.

I could see where some would enjoy that feature but many of us prefer to have that little dialog box pop up in the event we accidentally fat-finger something.

To bring back the delete confirmation dialog box, just follow these simple steps:

Find your Recycle Bin and do a right mouse-click on it to bring up the options menu. Then, go down to the bottom and select Properties.


When the Recycle Bin Properties dialog opens up, go down to the bottom and place a check mark next to “Display delete confirmation dialog.”


Then, click on Apply and Ok. That’s it.

Is Your ISP Limiting or Shaping Your Traffic?

Traffic shaping or packet shaping is basically regulating network data transfer. This is normally done to assure a certain level of performance or quality of service (QoS). The practice involves delaying the flow of packets that have been designated as less important or less desired than those of prioritized traffic streams. Regulating the flow of packets into a network is known as “bandwidth throttling.” Regulation of the flow of packets out of a network is known as “rate limiting.”


The goal of the Glasnost project is to make ISPs’ traffic shaping policies transparent to their customers. To this end, Glasnost tests were designed to enable you to check whether traffic from your applications is being rate-limited (i.e., throttled) or blocked by your ISP.

Read More about this project HERE.

Test if your ISP is shaping your traffic by clicking HERE. If you run into technical issues, please visit the Glasnost site link above.

I’ve run this test against Charter and the process and results are below.


The Process

1. Start the test. When you start the test, you will be presented with the familiar question about running this Java application. If you want to run the test, click on Run to allow it to run. If you get a message stating there was an issue with your Java plug-in, visit the project site above and download their version of Java.


2. The test will begin and takes 500 seconds.


3. After the test finishes, you will be presented a Scan Results Summary.


4. You may view the details of the scan by clicking on the appropriate link. This is just some of the results of my Charter scan.



I hope you find this informative and interesting if nothing more.

How To Export PUTTY Sessions List

I’ve used this on my Windows 7┬ámachine and it will export the list to a registry file directly onto your desktop. Copy and run this as-is, do not change anything to include SimonTatham. If you change it, it will not work.

regedit /e "%userprofile%\desktop\putty-sessions.reg" KEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions

The above command did NOT work on my Windows 10 system but the following DID work on Windows 10 and Windows 7:

regedit /e "%userprofile%\desktop\putty.reg" HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham

Once the file has been created, you can move it to other systems. As a reminder, if you are using SSH keys, those will need to be copied to the other machine(s) as well.

To “import” the list of PUTTY sessions, just double-click on the file. Open PUTTY and you should see your saved sessions.