I always like to see what I am going to delete from my computer before I empty the Trash. I think that’s a reasonable request.
On my Mac I simply click the Trash in the Dock and up pops a Finder window of the files I’m about to delete. If I want to save anything, I can; if everything is ready to be tossed I simply click Empty Trash. The Trash empties and the window is closed. Awesome.
Windows, at least XP, doesn’t do that. If I click Empty Recycle Bin, it empties, but now an empty window is left for me to close.
What’s the point of if? I really don’t know. But I do know it makes me love my Mac just that much more.