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I hate Microsoft.

I got my new laptop from work today. Pretty nice, 4 cores, 8 threads, an SSD.
It also came with the upgrade to Windows 10.

I work quite a lot on virtual machines, so my work laptop ends being an email and RDP client.

So, I connect to my usual VM, open up vscode and begin working.
But I quickly realize, that for some reason I can't do the Ctrl+Alt+DownArrow combination anymore, even though it worked on my old win7 machine.

Turns out that these keys are reserved, and I have absolutely no way to work around this.
I have to stop using a keyboard shortcut, that I use every few minutes.

Thanks for nothing.

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  • 8
    Windows isn't using this key combo for anything. Intel's driver is, though. You can disable it in their settings.
  • 3
    @gronostaj intel? Huh? I'll have a look at that.

    The combination gets recognized properly on my main machine, just not on any remote machines.

    Apparently this has been an issue for some people, for quite a while now:
    https://superuser.com/a/1514904
  • 1
    Seeing your tag linuxftw just because of some shortcut makes me post this :)

    Well I like the way microsoft moved. I LOVE Nuget, i Like Github,
    I like Visual Code, Visual Studio Community Edition, I like .(asp)netcore, I like Azure, I like the C# language. I like the way all that works together integrated, without having to fuck around, (think of maven+gradle and crap) I like their documentation, I like how they keep you up to date. I like their feedback programme, which actually gets issues done. I like their developer-first approach. I like their focus on code quality and development guidelines. I like a lot. Frankly, I would still prefer them to linux and java and allt that crap, event if they took away my favorite shortcut.. I think its Windows+D btw
  • 0
    Oh, maybe RDP itself is capturing it... Anyway, check Intel. Disabling their keyboard shortcuts is a part of my clean install routine.
  • 0
    Had the same issue here.

    Try opening the Intel Graphics control panel with Ctrl+Alt+F12. If you have it, you can disable those shortcuts from the Options & Support menu
  • 2
    @devnulli the lack of control and customisability is annoying to me.

    I code in C# too, but mainly on Linux using .Net Core.
  • 1
    @devnulli the one MS product you listed I just can't enjoy is visual studio. So many good developers have told me they like it. I just don't get it. To me it seems slow, unstable and has way too many bells & whistles.
  • 0
    @LotsOfCaffeine

    lets say microsoft is more than windows. and if we say that Microsoft does better jobs on that other places, i'd agree. so-

    //removed: thanks for nothing microsoft
    thanks for nothing, windows
  • 1
    @ArtOfBBQ

    to me its one of the greatest IDEs ever.

    but it's a matter of opinion, of course
  • 1
    @DustInCompetent “You need a new app to open intel.gfxcontrolpanel”

    Frick
  • 1
    4 cores, 8 threads, and ssd is the minimum acceptable of those specs.
  • 0
    @LotsOfCaffeine

    damn you intel.
  • 1
    @electrineer compare that to my old laptop haha.....
    Just need to wait until my new monitors arrive, 2x 2560x1440
  • 1
    @LotsOfCaffeine

    with those cores and screens, then you can RDP and email-client with full power
  • 1
    @LotsOfCaffeine
    Oh jeez, does right-clicking on your Desktop background bring up anything Intel-Graphics-related?
  • 1
    @DustInCompetent nope, the Intel panel isn't even installed....
    Time to contact our IT support I guess
  • 1
    @LotsOfCaffeine Install the Panel to deactivate its functions
  • 1
    @DustInCompetent If only I had admin access
  • 0
    @LotsOfCaffeine You don't have admin access? That could explain the lack of Intel panel.
  • 1
    @gronostaj of course not, I'm not in the IT department
  • 0
    @LotsOfCaffeine is it possible of you do coding on the ubuntu os?
  • 0
    @linuxpriest23 I do have a Linux machine, but as of right now it's not really possible to use it for that specific project.
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