Windows 10: recently Windows has started cursor on yes when I try to delete a file

Discus and support recently Windows has started cursor on yes when I try to delete a file in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I know this is a pick somewhere because it didn't used to do this. When I go to delete a file, some box appears that says "are you sure you want to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ironfist, Apr 17, 2020.

  1. ironfist Win User

    recently Windows has started cursor on yes when I try to delete a file


    I know this is a pick somewhere because it didn't used to do this. When I go to delete a file, some box appears that says "are you sure you want to delete, yes no". The cursor shifts automatically to yes. This can be bad because you might accidentally click and remove the file. It started in Macromedia Fireworks so I thought this setting got changed, but then I realized it's doing it in every window.

    To illustrate, in Windows Explorer if I click on a file, then right click, then choose delete, this window opens that says do you want to delete this file, and no matter where the cursor was, it appears on yes.

    How do I fix this?

    :)
     
    ironfist, Apr 17, 2020
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  2. slozomby Win User

    Recent File List

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file1

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file2
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file3
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file4
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file5
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file6
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file7
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file8
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file9
    ...

    you get the idea. ( too lazy to put it in a for loop and test it.

    or just open regedit and remove all the fileX from that key.
     
    slozomby, Apr 17, 2020
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  3. eidairaman1, Apr 17, 2020
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  4. 95Viper Win User

    recently Windows has started cursor on yes when I try to delete a file

    95Viper, Apr 17, 2020
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