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Old 07-05-2011, 09:04 PM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Originally Posted by Sepulgeek View Post
I love it when I tell people to use the backslash (\) and they use the forward slash (/) instead.
I know you're specifically comparing the two so it makes since. But in general, I get annoyed when people refer to it as a "forward slash" as opposed to just "slash".

And thanks Bill for making things complicated by using \ and ;
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't see what's wrong with it. If you're using one hand to do it, the keys from left to right are Alt then Ctrl then Del.
Mine from left to right is Ctrl Alt
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:57 PM
 
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Mine from left to right is Ctrl Alt
On most keyboards, it reads ALT + CTRL on the right-side of the keyboard, and CTRL + ALT on the left side.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:24 PM
 
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To be correct you should look at the original keyboard (an ass-ump-tion) when asking about ctrl-alt-del

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Old 07-05-2011, 11:26 PM
 
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I tell people the forward slash leans to the right at the top.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:47 PM
 
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To be correct you should look at the original keyboard (an ass-ump-tion) when asking about ctrl-alt-del
What a horrible keyboard design for computers.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:14 AM
 
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Originally Posted by bs13690 View Post
Is it crazy to be bothered by the fact that my co-worker always says alt+ctrl+delete instead of ctrl+alt+delete? Have never heard anyone else say it this way.
I'd ask them if they alphabetize everything
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I have come to just saying "the slash above your enter key" or "where the question mark button is" lol

I tell people the uphill or downhill slash.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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I tell people the uphill or downhill slash.
I might have to steal that
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think !
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What a horrible keyboard design for computers.
I recall hearing that keyboard was designed that way - so it would not compete with IBM's Selectric typewriter
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