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Vanity: Is there any way to disable 'Ctrl-W'?
self | 5 Aug 13 | citizen

Posted on 08/05/2013 7:48:33 PM PDT by citizen

I have literally lost hundreds of pages, threads and posts this way.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: computers; huh; internet; wut
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I have lost literally hundreds of pages, threads and posts his way :(
1 posted on 08/05/2013 7:48:33 PM PDT by citizen
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To: citizen

Huh


2 posted on 08/05/2013 7:49:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks.

I admit I don’t get this.

Huh?


3 posted on 08/05/2013 7:50:40 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: citizen; Admin Moderator

Oh crap! That is supposed to say “Vanity: Is” Mods, can you fix please?

Posting from my phone is difficult.


4 posted on 08/05/2013 7:51:18 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: citizen

Not that I know of for my main browser...Mac Safari

this is supposed to work on FIrefox browsers

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/66162


5 posted on 08/05/2013 7:51:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Chicago Murder Updates..http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/)
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To: cripplecreek

Thread winner!


6 posted on 08/05/2013 7:51:45 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: cripplecreek
I have lost literally hundreds of pages, threads and posts his way

For which we are all deeply grateful.

7 posted on 08/05/2013 7:52:37 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: citizen

aside from removing the Ctrl and W’ keys?


8 posted on 08/05/2013 7:52:51 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: cripplecreek

Have you never hit control-W instead of shift-W? Control-W instantly kills whatever page your have open.


9 posted on 08/05/2013 7:53:33 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: citizen

You have to be a Natural Born Citizen, citizen, and then it’ll work!


10 posted on 08/05/2013 7:54:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Hahahah


11 posted on 08/05/2013 7:54:27 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Green card no good, amigo?


12 posted on 08/05/2013 7:56:36 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: citizen

Switch to Compound W. It removes warts faster.


13 posted on 08/05/2013 7:56:39 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: TADSLOS
I don't know anything about Nity Vals but I'm lichen this post.

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14 posted on 08/05/2013 7:56:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: citizen
Ctrl + Shift + T opens the last-closed tab, you can do this multiple times. (Assuming you're talking Firefox.)
15 posted on 08/05/2013 7:57:21 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: citizen

Now I know why those suckers disappear on me.


16 posted on 08/05/2013 7:57:29 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: citizen
I am still working on why the TV news stations display 100% and I am running 200.
17 posted on 08/05/2013 7:57:29 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: citizen

inkTH can NOT I way of fixing.

But for now notty.


18 posted on 08/05/2013 7:58:53 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL. This thread has legs. I’m calling it a 5,000+ run.


19 posted on 08/05/2013 7:59:28 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: citizen

A few minutes searching around on the ctrl-w question leaves me with the impression that there’s no easy way to disable that key pair.

I have to tell you, I’ve been using Windows and Internet Explorer for almost twenty years, and I never even knew about ctrl-W until reading your post.

On the one hand, it seems like a dangerous shortcut to have put into IE. On the other hand, it’s hard for me to see how you could hit that particular key pair by accident, but everyone’s keyboard habits are different.

When I want to kill one tabbed view without killing them all, I use ctrl-F4, which seems to be the same as ctrl-w.

How do you make this mistake? Do you have a number of browser windows open at the same time, each with a number of tabbed views, decide you want to close one thinking it has focus, hit ctrl-w, and then realize that the tab that had focus is not the one you thought had focus?


20 posted on 08/05/2013 7:59:30 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: citizen; OneWingedShark

Post 15! See Post 15! OneWingedShark has your answer!

Ctrl+Shift+T opens up the last tab you closed!

Fantastic! The things you learn on FR! (shaking head in amazement)


21 posted on 08/05/2013 8:04:23 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: OneWingedShark

That’s a good tip. I’m using whatever my droid runs on when it’s in my web top device. Google Chrome, I think.


22 posted on 08/05/2013 8:04:27 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: citizen

Doc, it hurts when I do this.

Well don’t do that.


23 posted on 08/05/2013 8:05:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: shibumi

You guys are too funny!


24 posted on 08/05/2013 8:05:41 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: max americana; citizen
"aside from removing the Ctrl and W’ keys?"

Or, you could remove the Ctrl and W keys, then switch them, and see what happens...


25 posted on 08/05/2013 8:07:06 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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To: citizen; cripplecreek
"The Answer!"

26 posted on 08/05/2013 8:07:46 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: citizen

Go get a free copy of Keytweak from here: http://webpages.charter.net/krumsick/

The manual (pdf) is there also. Keytweak lets you turn off keys and reassign keys.

For example, on my keyboard I have the Caps Lock button turned off cause I keep hitting it by mistake. On my elderly notebook, I reassigned the right Alt key to be the Windows key as the notebook didn’t have one.


27 posted on 08/05/2013 8:08:24 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: OneWingedShark

You learn something new everyday.


28 posted on 08/05/2013 8:11:01 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: citizen
Disabling shortcut keys in general requires a registry edit - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/how-do-i-change-the-windows-7-keyboard-shortcuts/0110d32d-66c0-4ce7-8682-eeb896e80c3f?auth=1

Looks like Firefox has a plug in - http://gettingeek.com/disable-ctrlw-close-tab-shortcut-restore-a-closed-tab-firefox-3-68.html

29 posted on 08/05/2013 8:11:04 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Steely Tom

It happens because I’m a sloppy typer, I guess. The CTRL button is directly below the SHIFT key so when I want to type a capital W and I press CTRL and the W key instead of SHIFT and W....boom my page is gone.

I just did it making a thread reply right before I posted this thread.


30 posted on 08/05/2013 8:12:22 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: shibumi
Pootie say.....Dirty Dee, you're a baddy daddy lamatai tebby chai!

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31 posted on 08/05/2013 8:14:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: citizen; a fool in paradise

Ctrl-Dubya? I say, good ideer! Better yet, Ctrl-AllBushes!


32 posted on 08/05/2013 8:16:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: upchuck

Cool! I’ll check it out tomorrow at work.


33 posted on 08/05/2013 8:16:17 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: citizen
I don't know how to re-assign them, but this is pretty cool...

Life-changing Keyboard Shortcuts

First, the shortcuts that are so fundamental to computer use that you'll wonder how you ever lived without them. Almost all of these shortcuts should be performed with the LEFT hand, with your thumb on Alt or Ctrl.
The space-cadet keyboard!
Really Neat Keyboard Shortcuts
This next block of shortcuts is for the power users, the administrators, those of you that want to squeeze just a little bit more out of your PC. These shortcuts are nearly all Windows Key combinations, so first... a little bit of trivia (you never know when you might get asked about the Windows Key in a pub quiz!).

The Windows Key (the one with the flag on, next to 'Ctrl' and 'Alt') is a relatively recent addition to modern keyboards. It's functionally identical to the Mac's Command Key, and both of them originated on the awesomely-named 'Space-cadet keyboard' at MIT. Along with its bastard cousin the 'menu key' (I can only assume that key was thrown in for special people with one-button mouses), it started to appear after Windows 95 was released. And now on with the shortcuts!
Note: these shortcuts all work with Windows 7; most of them work with Vista -- and only some work with XP and earlier.

Kinda Cool Keyboard Shortcuts
This last section is dedicated to the shortcuts that no one really knows about. These are fairly obscure, and in some cases completely useless, but who knows: maybe you'll find something useful!
34 posted on 08/05/2013 8:16:23 PM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: citizen

Duct tape. It’ll fix damn neart anything.


35 posted on 08/05/2013 8:17:29 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: upchuck

!


36 posted on 08/05/2013 8:17:54 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: citizen
Press this one immediately afterward :


             

37 posted on 08/05/2013 8:19:18 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: citizen; OneWingedShark
Wow! How cool is that!

Ctrl+Shift+T even works if you've typed material in to the page before you deleted it!

I opened up a "Post Reply" page, typed some stuff into the "Your Reply" box, then hit ctrl+W to kill the tab.

Then, I hit Ctrl+Shift+T and not only did the tab come back, but the text I typed in came back too!

38 posted on 08/05/2013 8:22:28 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: citizen
People (millions, actually) have been complaining about the absence of an Exit key. They are able to enter by pressing the Enter key, but how does one exit?

Here's a new, improved keyboard.


39 posted on 08/05/2013 8:22:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: cripplecreek

Shah-Dah-Tay!


40 posted on 08/05/2013 8:23:12 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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Posting from my phone is difficult.

How do you enter a CTRL-W phone your phone.... inadvertently ?

41 posted on 08/05/2013 8:23:49 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: citizen

If this becomes a pain in the butt, try Preparation Shift H.


42 posted on 08/05/2013 8:24:54 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: citizen
CTRL-Z will undo the last command/deletion/copy/paste/etc. in most instances.

It's been a lifesaver in those cases when I didn't really mean to highlight the whole page before hitting the delete key.

It will also restore a browser window . . if there have been no other keyboard/mouse commands issued since the window was closed.

(Just don't use SHIFT-CTRL-Z, as that won't do it.)

43 posted on 08/05/2013 8:27:59 PM PDT by logician2u
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To: Revolting cat!

LOLOL Ctrl-Dubya? I hear ya, I have very mixed emotions about the Bushes....leaning definitely toward the negative. All things considered, they were (are) simply big-spending one-worlders. Gaaaa


44 posted on 08/05/2013 8:28:34 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: cripplecreek

Left Alt+ Left Shift+ Prnt Scrn = Sine yo pitty on the runny kine.


45 posted on 08/05/2013 8:29:47 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: citizen; a fool in paradise
And for all of use whose native language is Esperanto:

I'm still looking for a Volapük keyboard to write to my long lost relatives in the old country.

46 posted on 08/05/2013 8:29:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: citizen

And I was just starting to become intrigued as to what the heck a “NityVa” was.

I kind of like it, though...seems like a shame to just waste it on a typo!


47 posted on 08/05/2013 8:30:28 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Both parties are trying to elect a new PEOPLE.)
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To: Lucky9teen

OMG I gotta go back to schoo!? Thanks, I think ;)


48 posted on 08/05/2013 8:30:51 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s a Vette, right?


49 posted on 08/05/2013 8:32:03 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: Steely Tom
Then, I hit Ctrl+Shift+T and not only did the tab come back, but the text I typed in came back too!

Yep.

:D

50 posted on 08/05/2013 8:32:15 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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