Geek tip - Reclaiming the Ctrl-R (show project explorer) keyboard shortcut.
(This is a geek post - if you're not a geek [ie, most of you], skip it)
For the maybe 3 or 4 people who read this that are developers, they most likely use Visual Studio.NET.
In VB6, you used to be able to go Ctrl+R to show the project explorer. Now, even with the VB6 keyboard layout in VS.NET, you cant use Ctrl+R to show the solution explorer. It just sits there and helpfully says “(Ctrl+R) was pressed. Waiting for second key of chord.", and then doesn't do anything.
From this post in the microsoft.public.dotnet.general newsgroup, I've finally figured out that you can fix it properly:
Go to Tools/Options/
Select Environment folder and then Keyboard
Remove or change the commands for the following shortcuts:
<P dir=ltr>And it all magically works again! Yay <IMG alt=”:)” class=”emoticon” src=”/images/emotions/emotion-1.gif” border=0>