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    Disabling shortcut keys in Outlook 2000 (Outlook 2000 SP-3)

    Does anyone know if it's possible to disable shortcut key combinations in Outlook 2000? Specifically to only disable the CTRL + A shortcut combination. I know how to accomplish this in Word 2000 but the same option is not available in Outlook 2000.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Disabling shortcut keys in Outlook 2000 (Outlo

    You can effectively disable the Alt+ keystroke combinations by applying them to more than one shortcut. AFAIK, however, it is not possible with Outlook. (Word usually tends to be the exception to the rule when it comes to keyboard customisations.)
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    Re: Disabling shortcut keys in Outlook 2000 (Outlo

    Ctrl+A might be a special case because it is associated with the Edit>Select All menu command. Using a very tortured combination of event handlers, you often can intercept and cancel menu and toolbar commands. However, this is such a pain to set up that I have not tried to test it. It is very possible that Ctrl+A is a deeply rooted native keystroke combination in the very DNA of Windows that will work even if the menu command is blocked.

    For an example of how to set it up if you want to try it, see the following posts:

    <!post=post #362311 - Re: Outlook COM ADD IN (Office XP VBA6),362311>post #362311 - Re: Outlook COM ADD IN (Office XP VBA6)<!/post>

    <!post=post #388718 (linking to Word and PowerPoint examples as well),388718>post #388718 (linking to Word and PowerPoint examples as well)<!/post>

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    Re: Disabling shortcut keys in Outlook 2000 (Outlo

    OK - Thanks guys. I think it's best to leave well enough alone in this case - and ask the user to be more careful so they don't wipe out their entire email message with an errant keystroke.

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