How to Disable the Mac Empty Trash Warning (macOS and OS X)

Zach Zach (249)
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Every time I go to empty my Mac's trash, I have to click yet another dialog box to confirm. I find this a tad annoying, but thankfully this is an option we can control.

Tired of clicking the "Empty Trash" button a second time whenever you empty your Mac trash can? This guide will show you how to disable that annoying confirmation message.

Looking to disable other annoyances on your Mac? Check out our guide on disabling the Mac touchbar, disabling Mac messages, and disabling the popping volume sound on a Mac.

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Finder Preferences pane

Open Finder and navigate to Finder > Preferences.

Disable Mac trash empty warning

Uncheck the box for Show warning before emptying the Trash.

Then, close Finder. You're all done!

Want more control over your privacy? Check out this guide for tips on how to securely empty the trash on macOS.

See if your battery needs to be replaced.
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Because your MacBook is so important for all that you do in a day, it is important to take good care of your Mac battery, monitor your Mac's battery health, and check the cycle count of your Mac's battery when to determine if your Mac needs a new battery. This might sound like a lot of maintenance, but checking your Mac's cycle count is an easy way to determine if your Mac needs a new battery, and it's actually incredibly simple. A battery's maximum cycle count is how many charge cycles your Mac can complete before the battery is no longer able to perform and will need replacing. In this guide, I show you how to check your Mac battery's cycle count and determine if your battery needs to be replaced.