Posts Tagged ‘shortcut’

The Missing Menu Bar in Vista

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

A few weeks back  I discovered the missing menu bar in Explorer in Vista.  All you have to do is press and release the Alt key and the good old “File | Edit | View | Tools | Help” menu pops up.  I find this useful to get to “Map Network Drive” no matter where I am in the computer browser.  Otherwise, the only link was the  context sensitive button that shows up at the “Computer” level.

Only a few more Vista annoyances to go!  OK,  it would have been smarter to post this before Windows 7 launched; however, Vista will be running on this laptop until it dies of old age.

Disable CTRL+Q in Firefox

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Tired of accidentally closing Firefox with Ctrl+Q when all you wanted to do was close one tab with Ctrl+W?

I sure was.  Maybe I’m just an inaccurate typist.

I finally got around to disabling that key combination in FF3 a week or two ago.  It seems to be working, so I’ve decided to share a bit.

I used the “keyconfig 20080929” addon.  You can find it on this thread here:

This addon adds a “Keyconfig” menu item under the Tools menu. Scroll down about 8 items and find “Close Window”.  Remap it to something that you’re not likely to use by accident.  I used Ctrl+Shift+W (for some reason, I couldn’t enter Ctrl+Shift+Q).

Anyway, use at your own risk.