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Outlook - Annoying CTRL+D shortcut 
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Post Outlook - Annoying CTRL+D shortcut
I've been getting annoyed with outlook at work since I use keyboard shortcuts a lot, but almost every time I try to save I end up hitting ctrl+d and deleting the item by mistake forcing me to have to drag it out of the deleted items back to where it came from.

so I went searching for a way to disable that shortcut since there didn't seem to be a way to do it through the UI.

Google really hates me since I had to run around.

first, this link suggests using a macro/vba script of sorts

http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showth ... cut-ctrl-D

no help here

http://www.office-forums.com/disabling- ... 19089.html

no help here either

http://us.generation-nt.com/disabling-c ... 55132.html

Use Group Policy to disable user interface items and shortcut keys in Office 2013 (works in 2010 as well)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libr ... 79143.aspx

so I downloaded the office policy templates and imported them to my 2008 server to create the gpo according to the technet reference

templates can be downloaded here

http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download ... x?id=18968

once I exported the gpo, it became a pol file, but I wanted to convert it to a reg file that can easily be dropped onto any machine. I found a set of tools here. theres a link for an LGPO-Utilities.zip

http://blogs.technet.com/b/fdcc/archive ... ities.aspx

once extracted, I placed my pol file in the same folder and ran the next command from an elevated command prompt

ImportRegPol.exe /u registry.pol

once it was imported, I simply opened the registry editor and exported the new policy key from this location

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\office\14.0\outlook\disabledshortcutkeyslist

the end result can be found here
http://sergeinc.dyndns.org/host/disableCtrlD.reg

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Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:30 am
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Post Re: Outlook - Annoying CTRL+D shortcut
I hear ya. And what about Excel as well....coming from someone who uses it quite a bit and still has not grasped the entire concept not to mention the key shortcuts. Trying to get it to auto-add. Etc. Quite a complex piece of SW. Pssst....clicking "save" from time to time will save your ass.


Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:54 am
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Post Re: Outlook - Annoying CTRL+D shortcut
lol, excel isn't bad. i made a budget sheet with it to calculate my balances from pay to pay and do my budgetting. i also have it calculate my loan and credit card payments as well as balances including interest, its not that difficult, the help files are quite useful, and there's plenty of online reference if you google

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