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Re: The most useless key on my keyboard is:

by Nkuvu (Priest)
on Nov 16, 2005 at 20:25 UTC ( #509179=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The most useless key on my keyboard is:

The "Windows" key. Mostly because it's pure evil when I'm playing games and hit the key accidentally.

I mean, I never play games, I am a totally serious programmer who doesn't have time for games.

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Re^2: The most useless key on my keyboard is:
by Thargor (Scribe) on Nov 29, 2005 at 19:08 UTC
    Oh I agree. Nothing worse than getting owned while you accidentally hit the windows key.
Re^2: The most useless key on my keyboard is:
by PhilHibbs (Hermit) on Nov 30, 2005 at 11:38 UTC
      I actually use a program called SharpKeys to remap the Windows key to something else, like the Alt key. So it's not really a question of how to do it, it's a mention that I find the key utterly useless (and "harmful" in certain senses of the word).
Re^2: The most useless key on my keyboard is:
by DarkClaw (Acolyte) on Dec 02, 2005 at 00:44 UTC

    I totally agree. It's worst when I'm playing on someone else's keyboard and expect to hit Alt and find some pointless Windows key making my start menu blink in the foreground and overloading my video card.. Luckily, with some VOIP software you can map the windows key to a command and block Windows from interpreting it.

    As to the thread question.. It really depends on the applications you use, but I definitely appreciate having a few spare buttons around for mapping. For instance, while running TeamSpeak I use Pause to mute speakers, XFire I believe uses Scroll Lock + X for in-game functions, et cetera. The most valuable (non-alphanumeric) buttonset on my keyboard is definitely music controls. But there isn't really a key I don't use. Page Down? Yeah, the keyboard scroll wheel is what I use for that..

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