When deleting a file or a folder, I don't get a prompt requesting confirmation of the deletion (the way I'm used to with Windows).
Hi & Welcome to AU,
Assuming that you're trying this on nautilus but no through the terminal. Well there's a known Bug discussion in place for a while now. Not sure what has happened to it yet though.
Default behavior of deleting a file/folder is that; the moment you hit DEL button; file/folder will be moved to Trash without any further confirmation prompt. But when you use SHIFT+DEL together, it will for sure ask for a confirmation since you're completely deleting the file out of the system. Further the same, confirmation will be prompted when emptying the trash or deleting the file individually within trash.
If you're not being prompted for confirmation while emptying the trash, deleting the file individually within trash or either using SHIFT+DEL anywhere; make sure you've enabled the option which can be seen below;
- Open Nautilus -> Edit -> Preferences --> Navigate to Behaviour tab & de below;
Hope this helps! :)