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    Ctrl-Return (MSO 2003)

    How can I disable the Ctrl-Return in Outlook that automatically sends and e-mail?

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    Re: Ctrl-Return (MSO 2003)

    Outlook 97-2002 didn't provide much control over keyboard shortcuts, and I haven't explored 2003 to see whether the situation has changed. I assume you did not find a way to map that key combination (as you can in Word using Tools>Customize..., Keyboard...).

    As a temporary workaround, you could start your message with a misspelled word... assuming you have Outlook automatically spell-check upon sending.

    The longer term solution probably involves some complicated event handling VBA code.

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    Re: Ctrl-Return (MSO 2003)

    Practical Joke Warning!

    Or maybe simple:

    Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean)
    Cancel = True
    End Sub

    (This will prevent all mail from being sent.)
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    Re: Ctrl-Return (MSO 2003)

    Jefferson (and you John):

    A couple weeks back, I read a "bunch" of Outlook registry entries that could be made to simplify your life on Outlook.

    One was the "killing" of the ^Enter combo to send mail. At the time, I couldn't see the peupose. Yesterday I inadvertently hit same, and sent out a half-typed memo...

    Now I wish I had saved all the entries instead of just the ones I thought useful at the time. Usually my trace routes are a bit better as well... oh well...

    So I was/am trying toi find the article or reference or registry adjustment that would do this. Since I never use it, disabling seems appropriate.

    Key mapping doesn't seem to have the combo apparent, and, since I'm *disabling* and not *enabling*... I'm kind of at a loss...

    Wll, anywho...

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    Re: Ctrl-Return (MSO 2003)

    In Regedit, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice11.0Outloo k.
    See if there is a key under this named DisabledShortcutKeysCheckBoxes.
    If not, create a new key with that name.
    Then, create a new string value named (for example) CtrlEnter, with value

    13,8

    (13 is the keycode for the Enter key, and 8 for the Ctrl key)

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    Re: Ctrl-Return (MSO 2003)

    Hans:

    Here's the entry I made:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice11.0Outloo kDisabledShortcutKeysCheckBoxes]
    "CtrlEnter"="13,8"

    But it doesn't seem to be working.

    I checked (I think) syntax etc.

    Did I forget something?

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    Re: Ctrl-Return (MSO 2003)

    Try doing the same but with the following key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftOffice11 .0OutlookDisabledShortcutKeysCheckBoxes

    The difference is the presence of Policies; I found both versions in a Google search. If this one doesn't work either, I can't help.

    Note: if Outlook was active while you added the registry key, quit it and check the Processes tab of Task Manager to make sure that it isn't active any more, then start Outlook again.

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    Re: Ctrl-Return (MSO 2003)

    Hans:

    Doesn't seem to take..

    Thanks for your trying though...

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    Re: Ctrl-Return (MSO 2003)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 11-Jan-06 17:44. Posted confirmation of success with the setting, and a .reg file renamed to .txt (for Windows XP only, I suspect).)</P>The administrative template file outlk11.adm contains this (my omissions are noted with ...):
    <pre>CLASS USER

    CATEGORY "Microsoft Office Outlook 2003"
    ...
    CATEGORY "Disable items in user interface"
    CATEGORY "Predefined"
    POLICY "Disable command bar buttons and menu items"
    ...
    END POLICY
    POLICY "Disable shortcut keys"
    KEYNAME SoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftOffice11.0OutlookDisabled ShortcutKeysCheckBoxes
    PART "Ctrl+Enter (Send in a Mail item)" CHECKBOX
    VALUENAME CtrlEnter
    VALUEON 13,8
    VALUEOFF 0
    END PART
    END POLICY
    END CATEGORY
    CATEGORY "Custom"
    POLICY "Disable command bar buttons and menu items"
    ...
    END POLICY
    POLICY "Disable shortcut keys"
    KEYNAME SoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftOffice11.0OutlookDisabled ShortcutKeysList
    PART "Enter a key and modifier to disable" LISTBOX
    VALUEPREFIX KeyMod
    END PART
    END POLICY
    END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY
    ...</pre>

    This appears to confirm the requirement that you use the Policy section. You can download this and other fascinating templates from http://www.microsoft.com/office/orkarchive/2003ddl.htm (search for the word policy in the page to get to the templates).

    Added: It works! The attached is secretly a .reg file that will import the value for you.

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    Re: Ctrl-Return (MSO 2003)

    Jefferson:

    You the man!

    Now, klutzy-fingered ones like me won't have to worry...

    You guys on these boards are the Pepto-Bismol of the computer set!

    Thanks,
    Chuck
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