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One thing that irritates me enormously is that in Outlook 365, which I have to use at work, Ctrl + F means something different than Find. All Microsoft products interpret this as Find, but not Outlook 365 for some strange reason …
In Eclipse it means: find-next. In VS it does nothing (except that small message about waiting the second keystroke)... However if I do not realize my mistake and hit it again I set a bookmark... Now Ctrl+K, F3 is invalid, so I already at 3 hits...
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge". Stephen Hawking, 1942- 2018
I leave the rest of them alone. Whenever I use a lab machine I usually set these. The defaults for [Shift/Ctrl/Alt]-F12 don't do anything especially useful, and the other two aren't even set, so they don't piss off my coworkers.
Just make the computer use the control sequences/shortcuts you want.
I'm an old fart and I have the WordStar shortcuts/control sequences embedded in my brain. So for a couple of decades I only used editors that were configurable enough to continue to use the WordStar sequences. I also remapped the keyboard after IBM changed the control key location (to put it back to where it belonged). Now a days I just use AutoHotKey to let every editor/word processor I use, use the WordStar controls. Word, Code Composer Studio, Visual Studio, NotePad++, jEdit, etc. They all use the WordStar sequences when my AutoHotKey script is active.
Speaking of OLD software shortcuts you had to learn and use, I still remember the WordStar shortcuts to mnark a block of text:
You had to use Ctrl+KB to mark the "blocK Beggining",
then Ctrl+KK to mark the blocK end(K?),
finally Ctrl+KC for blocK Copying.
You know what drives me mad? When I try to use Ctrl+Y to redo and it deletes a line. Not only do I lose that line but I lose all the code that I've just undone with Ctrl+Z. I've changed the key mapping on my computer but I was helping a friend with his code the other day and managed to delete a load of it
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