Re: Font for a menu?

"Doug Harrison [MVP]" <>
Mon, 12 Jan 2009 17:05:13 -0600
On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 13:08:42 -0500, Joseph M. Newcomer
<> wrote:

There is a [WindowKey][Something] combination that turns on the talking. I really wish
there were some way to disable nearly all of these features; I keep turning it on by
accident when I meant to type Alt-something or Ctrl-something, but due to the poor
placement of the Ctrl, Alt, and Windows keys on most keyboards, accidentally hit the
sequence that turns on the talking feature. As far as I can tell, nearly ALL of the
[WindowKey][Something] sequences are in some way or other destructive to my using Windows;
sometimes I end up locking the workstation, and once I managed to start a logout!

For laughs, make sure your speakers are on and press Shift five times in a
row, real fast. One of the first things I do after installing Windows is go
to Accessibility, Ease of Access Center, or whatever new name they're
calling it this year and disable all these latent features activated by
obscure key combinations. I'm talking about "Stickykeys" and friends. As
for the [WindowsKey] combinations, you can disable them with AutoHotkey:

Of course, you can also remap them (and non-[WindowsKey] combinations) as
you like, which I find tremendously useful. It's a very powerful program,
and my usage just scratches its surface. The most advanced thing I do is
remap some keys only when Media Center is the active window, which allows
me to bind non-default commands to remote control buttons, e.g. I can
create a dedicated "Zoom" remote control function. Most other bindings just
open folders, e.g. Win+F5 opens "Documents", Win+6 opens "Music", etc, or
run programs, e.g. Win+Esc runs Process Explorer, Win+I runs Firefox, and
so forth.

Doug Harrison
Visual C++ MVP

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