Ever hit CTRL-ENTER by mistake while composing an email in Outlook and wondered what the heck happened? Well, here's the answer. CTRL-ENTER is the not-so-helpful shortcut key for 'Send my email immediately even though I've not yet finished typing it'. Which explains why your email instantly disappears into the cyber-ether whenever your press these two keys simultaneously. And which, of course, is helpful if you want to send your email at that precise moment in time, but a great big pain in the elbow if you don't.
Fortunately, a solution is at hand. You can disable CTRL-ENTER in Word by adding the following registry keys:
Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledShortcutKeysCheckBoxesString Value: CtrlEnterValue Data: 13,8
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\DisabledShortcutKeysCheckBoxesString Value: CtrlEnterValue Data: 13,8
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