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    The most WORTHLESS key on your keyboard

    Well since boredom seems to be running rampant today Ill add into the mindless silliness (not bored just not motivated)

    I got a new keyboard a while back and as usual I forgot my standard keyboard customization until it had screwed up some code on me again. Customization? You say .... yuppers! On every keyboard Ive ever owned (except my laptops that is) I remove the insert key, chop that back plunger off of it so it unusable and put it back into the keyboard..



    WHY? Cause if I dont every freaking time I go to hit the delete key I manage to hit it too and dont realize it until Ive overtyped 10 or 15 lines of code (or whatever) .... what a USELESS freaking key it is.. absolutely HATE IT!

    So I nominate the insert key as "most useless key on the keyboard" any other nominations or seconds to my nomination?

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    Dude, that's nothing. My insert key is next to the freaking space bar, and the delete key is right next to it on the other side. It's such a pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by someonewhois
    Dude, that's nothing. My insert key is next to the freaking space bar, and the delete key is right next to it on the other side. It's such a pain.
    RIP THEM OUT! KILL THEM! They dont deserve to live!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by someonewhois
    Dude, that's nothing. My insert key is next to the freaking space bar, and the delete key is right next to it on the other side. It's such a pain.
    You can get a new keyboard for like $10 you know

    Scroll lock is probably the most useless key on my keyboard. The only thing I use it for is the KVM switch I have at work, and even then I usually just push the big button on the switch itself rather than using the keyboard to switch PCs.

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    It's a laptop keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by someonewhois
    It's a laptop keyboard.
    Point still stands. You have USB ports don't you?

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    Another vote for Scroll Lock.
    I've never used it, not once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    Scroll lock is probably the most useless key on my keyboard.
    When I first got this style keyboard (one of those MS "natural" keyboards) I hit it by mistake ... took me hours to figure out why the third light in the middle of the keyboard was lit up!

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    I still don't know what scroll lock does. And I've never used a bunch of the function keys. I've never used Pause/Break either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Twig
    I still don't know what scroll lock does. And I've never used a bunch of the function keys. I've never used Pause/Break either.
    The combination of the Window Key and the Pause/Break button will bring up the System Properties in Windows .

    And some fun Scroll Lock trivia: http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mscrolllock.html

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    Ill also have to add (in 2nd place) the old "Windows" key ... another worthless piece of poop. I mean seriously, how hard is it to click the start menu button anyways!

    Then again you MAC folks dont have that problem!

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    The windows key is great. You don't realize it gives shortcuts. Windows+M minimizes all, Windows+R is run (I use this to run calc, iexplore, mspaint, etc.), Windows+F is search, etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by someonewhois
    The windows key is great. You don't realize it gives shortcuts. Windows+M minimizes all, Windows+R is run (I use this to run calc, iexplore, mspaint, etc.), Windows+F is search, etc..
    Well Ill be damned .... more fun tricks to amuse and amaze clients with!

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    Windows key of course. Windows is always worthless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by someonewhois
    The windows key is great. You don't realize it gives shortcuts. Windows+M minimizes all, Windows+R is run (I use this to run calc, iexplore, mspaint, etc.), Windows+F is search, etc..
    I can't live without my windows key.

    I use it constantly (mainly as minimize all. shift+windows+m uniminizes everything).
    I'm very keyboard-oriented.
    I can't type way faster (and more accurately) then I can point and click (damn tendonitis/CPS).
    Shortcuts are my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defender1
    (mainly as minimize all. shift+windows+m uniminizes everything).
    You don't need to hit shift...

    I use Win+M and Win+R fairly often.

    Edit:

    Oh, un-minimize. Wow. I never knew that.

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    I use Windows+R a lot for quick notepad/calc/iexplore/paint stuff.

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    I use fn all the time on my laptop. I need it for print screen. And to change my resolution. And the number pad which I never use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defender1
    I use it constantly (mainly as minimize all. shift+windows+m uniminizes everything).
    Well if you didnt have p0rn on the screen all the time you wouldnt have to do all those emergency minimizes!

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    Mmm my pc must be wierd. Its windows d too minimize everything.............

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    Yeah, Window+D is desktop (also hides toolbars on the side etc.).

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    note : I actually used a channellock , not a wrench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mPeror

    note : I actually used a channellock , not a wrench.
    NOW THATS MY KINDA GUY! KUDOS! BTW, the channellock touch is nice, Ill have to remember that!


    We need MORE aggressive keyboard defilers here!

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    I vote for scroll lock.
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