If you’ve ever wanted to use keyboard shortcuts for functions you would normally use a mouse for then look in Options > Keyboard. Here you can define your own personal scheme containing shortcuts you define. You can copy an existing scheme to base yours on.
I leveraged this to map Go To Definition on to CTRL+F which suits me fine because my favourite text editor that I use for a lot of Classic ASP work uses the same short cut to search for a highlighted word.
The list of actions you can map is extensive, but it would probably be folly to go wild and re-map everything, that said there is always one or two useful amendments that make life easier.
Whilst the IE team have expended vast resources to develop a Pop-Up blocker it seems someone forgot to tell the Windows Update team that people genrally despise things that go Pop. This wretched message keeps appearing on my machine and stealing the focus when it does so.
If would like to feedback information to the Windows Update team they operate a discussion forum on the Microsoft Site you can find it here: Windows Update Discussion
A colleague at work got this error message when using a piece of online banking software.
Stephen has an interesting post on his blog about how to query the native XML data type in SQL 2005.
This is an idea put forward by Dave Winer and Robert Scoble gives his opinion on the idea.
I think it is a really good idea that could be applied to lots of other things like messaging.
They do, they really really really do, i’m biased because they are my brother in-laws band and are playing a couple of gigs in london over the next few weeks. You can find out more about the band at www.silver-lounge.co.uk you can also download four tracks, and subscribe to their podcast.