Unfortunately I was addicted to permanently deleting files using the "Shift" key. And obviously I regret it from time to time.
Is there a way to disable this option - meaning to be able to ONLY safe delete the file to the Recycle Bin?
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You may disable the Shift+Delete keyboard combination and make it equivalent to Delete, by using the free AutoHotKey.
Create an AutoHotKey script in a file named
yourname.ahk with this one line :
This will block the Shift+Delete key combination and only pass the Delete key to Windows.
To test the file, double-click it to launch. Notice that it will have a green "H" icon in the traybar, which you may right-click to exit while testing.
Once it is proven as working, place it in the Windows Startup folder.
For more information about AutoHotKey see the AutoHotkey Beginner Tutorial.