Re: Lost 2 Hours of Work Because of Backspace Key
This discussion is less than helpful.
First, search the web and you'll see this is a problem for a LOT of
people, so saying things like "It never happened to me" is not
helping. It happens a LOT.
I find that closing IE.7 and then reloading it sometimes eliminates
the problem. It seems like IE.7 works fine for a while and then
suddenly, after visting some pages, it goes into this mode where
"Backspace" ALWAYS takes you to the previous page.
Second, more and more applications are going online, and Windows 7 is
headed in that direction. They call it the "cloud" or some such
nonsense (after all those clouds in the powerpoint presentations
representing the net). So instead of running Microsoft WORD on your
computer, in the near future, you might be running it on a website as
a web-based application. If you lose pages and pages of typing from
this problem, it is not workable.
So, yes, this is very important problem and will become VERY important
if we move to "cloud-based" applications in the future. Trivializing
it by saying "it doesn't happen to me" is utter nonsense. If you are
going to post that sort of drivel, just don't bother, OK?
If you post online (as I am doing now) it is frustrating to type a
whole page of text and then have the backspace key take you to the
previous page and erase your work - with no warning that this sort of
thing will happen. It is a BUG in IE.7, not a "feature".
That reminds me of the Dilbert cartoon - "Take the Beta prototype,
label the bugs as features, and release it."
The question to me is WHY would we want "backspace" to take you to a
previous webpage anyway? It is just as easy to click on "back" in the
browser window. Let's let the keys do what they are supposed to do,
and not get fancy. That sort of thing KILLS typists like me who can
do 100 wpm. Bill Gates never leaned how to type, apparently.
There should be an easier way to disable this function. There are
some "hotkey" scripts on the web for doing this (search google to
find) but I am not a hotkey scripter maven, so I am not sure how to
implement this (guess I'll have to learn).
Good Luck. Every Day, Microsoft give me another reason to buy a Mac.
Maybe this is the year.