One of the few things I disliked about Visual Studio 2005 is the new Ctrl+Tab menu they added, which works sort of like Alt-Tab in Windows, but is fairly useless in an IDE – it just slows down Ctrl+Tab operation by requiring you to release both Control and Tab each time you want to change documents, so you can’t just hold Control and quickly Tab through open documents.
Thankfully, today I found out how to disable that – Tools > Options, then Environment > Keyboard. Once there, remove the bindings for Window.NextDocumentWindowNav and Window.PreviousDocumentWindowNav, then assign Ctrl+Tab to Window.NextDocumentWindow and Ctrl+Shift+Tab to Window.PreviousDocumentWindow – hit OK, and you’re good to go :)
Sometimes I wonder how many of the things we use today started off as ideas from people who were bored and not doing what they were supposed to be doing…
I was bored in one of my CS classes at the time, and wondered if I could put together an iChat style for Kopete, which was back in an 0.2 version or such at the time. Started working on it there in class, finishing it off later, then pretty much forgot about it. Shortly after I made it, my laptop died, and that was my only linux machine with a GUI, so I couldn’t exactly work on it anymore :D
Just sort of funny that something put together on a whim ended up being part of an offical distribution of the program :)