In the recent versions of Elementary os when you delete a file it shows you a message with the default option being Cancel, in past versions the default option was Delete. There is any way to change this behavior?

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This can only changed in the source code I am afraid. I assume the default action as changed in order to comply with the elementary HIG which states:

. Destructive actions should not be focused by default to prevent accidental activation.

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