Saturday 10 March 2012

Control-F in Microsoft Outlook

In virtually every application I use, including Lotus Notes, Control-F brings up the Find dialogue. This seems to be the default behaviour for Windows applications. There is an exception though – Microsoft Outlook. In Outlook 2007, Control-F is the keyboard shortcut to forward a message. So, Microsoft has broken their own UI standard. Why? They didn’t need to, they already have a keyboard shortcut for forwarding – Alt-W.

Unfortunately, it appears that the User Interface Hall of Shame isn’t being maintained any more. Otherwise this would rate a mention.

It’s just not good enough!

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