I'm putting my two cents in, I usually don't do this, but the last few
replies in this string bother me. Why post to something with remarks/answers
similar to "if it bothers you, don't do it" or the best from a MS MVP
<Patient (demonstrating): "Doctor, it hurts when I do this!" Doctor: "Don't
do that." Don't do that.> That's insulting to the original poster (yes, I'm
assuming) and to myself. Anyway, there's my two cents, short of a nickel's
With the exception of VanguardLH: <"It's a bug and it's not. Because
Microsoft has so closely tied IE intoWindows, here is an example where a
shortcut key for IE "leaks out" for when it isn't appropriate in Windows
Explorer."> being the closes answer to the original question.
I respond to Andrei with, yes it must be a bug. As I've tried this on
different pc's with different IE's and I get a different results with OS's
with IE7 or less. Interesting find.
"VanguardLH" <V@nguard.LH> wrote in message
> Andrei Marra wrote:
>> VanguardLH wrote:
>>> Andrei Marra wrote:
>>>> I have windows xp sp3, after install internet explorer 8, when I enter
>>>> in any folder (ex. my documents) and i press ctrl+B, show me a blank
>>>> dialogue. Its a bug?
>>> Load IE. Hit the F1 key to open the help. Search on "shortcuts".
>>> Click on the "Using Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts". Scroll down
>>> to "Working with feeds, history, and favorites". Expand that section.
>>> Notice what Ctrl+B is used for, which is:
>>> Open the Organize Favorites dialog box
>>> Now go load IE. Hit Ctrl+B and notice the dialog that opens. Yep, it's
>>> the dialog to organize your Favorites list of shortcuts.
>> Yes!!!Yes!!!Yes!!!Yes!!!Yes!!! This is what happens!
>> Its a bug? have solution?
> It's a bug and it's not. Because Microsoft has so closely tied IE into
> Windows, here is an example where a shortcut key for IE "leaks out" for
> it isn't appropriate in Windows Explorer.
> While in Windows Explorer, hit the F1 key and search its help on
> "shortcuts". Windows Explorer uses the same generic set of shortcuts as
> Windows. Select the "Windows keyboard shortcuts overview" article in the
> help. There is no Ctrl+B shortcut defined for Windows Explorer so it is
> unclear why this key combination so annoys you.
> There are utilities (that you will have to install) that let you
> keyboard shortcuts. I haven't used them so I have none to suggest. You
> would basically be using software to intercept keyboard scan codes to
> your own definition.