I had few files and folders on the Desktop. I pressed the Delete button and the file/folder got deleted.
Windows 8 didn't ask any confirmation if I want to surely delete or not. Why is that so? Can this feature be turned on?
As per this Build Windows 8 blog post, the delete confirmation dialog was removed after lots of user request. This is because it will anyways be present in your recycle bin for you to recover it in case you accidentally deleted any file.
Finally, in addition to these big improvements, we’ve also done a thorough scrub and removed many of the confirmation dialogs that you’ve told us are annoying or feel redundant (i.e. “are you sure you want to move this file to the recycle bin?” or “are you sure you want to merge these folders?”) to create a quieter, less distracting experience.
All of this adds up to building a significantly improved copy experience, one that is unified, concise, and clear, and which puts you in control of your experience.
In case you want to enable it:
Instructions where taken from this post.
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