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    print selectn shortcut change (IE6 w XPH)

    Since I moved to XPH, when I print a selection from a webpage, I have to use alt-t, instead of the good old alt-s. In other programs such as Eudora, I can still use alt-s.
    Does anyone know an easy way to restore the alt-S shortcut for printing selections in IE6? It would be more convenient in terms of where my fingers are on the keyboard, etc.
    Any tips would be appreciated.
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    Re: print selectn shortcut change (IE6 w XPH)

    As far as I know, Ctrl+P is the shortcut for bringing up the print dialog box. If you then press Alt+S, <Enter>, you will print the selection. The Alt key generally puts the focus on the menu or toolbar. Did you have a special utility that allowed you to assign keystrokes as global shortcuts?

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    Re: print selectn shortcut change (IE6 w XPH)

    Phil, thanks. The way you're describing is always the way it worked for me. But now I have two new computers with XPH, and with no special keyboard utilities,
    and when I'm in IE I have to use alt-t rather than alt-s, as I wrote. It surprised the heck out of me, but it's the same way on both of these new computers
    (which came from different places, and did behave this way before I ever installed anything interesting). So, I'm puzzled, and I wish I could change this behavior.
    Sounds like you haven't run across it before either...
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    Re: print selectn shortcut change (IE6 w XPH)

    What programs have you installed ON both of these computers?

    I would think it is something that was done by you or some software that was installed.
    On my computers alt-t brings up the tools menu and alt-s brings up the start menu for me.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: print selectn shortcut change (IE6 w XPH)

    Asking what programs I've installed would make sense, if it weren't for the fact that when I'm not in IE the old alt-s works perfectly fine. Also, this was happening very early on.
    And, also, there were no programs that were not on my old Win98 computers.
    Here's the order in which I installed things, though. I UNinstalled MSN explorer and Windows messenger. Installed Ahead Nero. Uninstalled Acrobat Reader 5 and installed 6.
    Installed Norton Antivirus and Zonealarm in one computer, and Norton Internet Security in the other one. Installed Google toolbar. Spybot. Office 2000.
    TweakUI. NetTerm. Quicken. MightyFax. Well before all this, the effect I am asking about was there. So, I'm skeptical.
    Of course, I did all the critical updates and such (both Win Updates and Office Updates).
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    Re: print selectn shortcut change (IE6 w XPH)

    PS i just looked over the list. I forgot to mention Kookaburra CookiePal, and I forgot to mention Eudora. As I said, all these programs were on the Win98 machines, though some, like
    MightyFax, have NT/XP versions that are different, but not in terms of any Shortcut keys or the like, and they are not related to IE.
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    Re: print selectn shortcut change (IE6 w XPH)

    I seem to have written unclearly. There have been two different postings in this thread that seem to indicate that.
    The procedure is to do Ctrl-P (or other options to bring up the print dialog), after marking a selection.
    At THAT point, alt-S always used to be the same as marking the "print selection" bullet.
    But, in the newer XPH machines here (And not in my old XPH laptop) alt-S doesn't work, and alt-t is needed to achieve
    the same result. This is mystifying, and also frustrating because I can't do it as easily.
    gideon

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    Re: print selectn shortcut change (IE6 w XPH)

    I think the short answer is, Microsoft changed the hotkey and there's nothing we can do about it. I think they changed File>Page Setup in Notepad from Alt+Ft to Alt+Fu (which makes it more similar to Word). Again, there's not necessarily any rhyme or reason... and as far as I know, no way to override it.
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    Re: print selectn shortcut change (IE6 w XPH)

    Thanks, everyone. And, especially, thanks,Jscher, for a definitive, though discouraging, answer, complete with graphic.
    Seeing it, I realize I could have been much clearer by showing such a picture initially, and thus saved confusion.
    Again, thanks!!
    gideon

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