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Comment Re:The three keys on the top-right (Score 1) 685 685

On DOS, CTRL+break was used sometimes to attempt (usually futilely) to exit from a hung program. I think there's actually some difference between ctrl+c and ctrl+break, but in practice I don't think it amounts to much. For some reason, in Windows, they decided to use ctrl+alt+del to bring up the task manager. It used to reboot the computer. It would have been more consistent if they used ctrl-break for the task manager.

Comment Re:Because it toggles an LED! (Score 1) 685 685

Scroll lock is somewhat useful in Excel to switch between cell movement and page movement. For some reason, Word hasn't adopted a similar feature for character movement versus page movement.
Hell, browsers could make excellent use of scroll lock to switch between caret movement and page movement.

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