Shift-L starts Word! Why?
Posted on 2003-11-06
I was typing away on an email. I hit <shift> L and Word popped up with an open document, a document for which I did have a shortcut on my Desktop. I checked the shortcut's Properties and found, indeed, that <shift> L had somehow gotten assigned as a hot key forthe shortcut. So, I deleted the hot key assignment and rebooted.
The hot key was then <none>, but every time I typed a <shift> L (even in a DOS window or chat program) the document still opened! I deleted the shortcut from the desktop entirely. <Shift> L still opened it. I even changed the name of the document on my hard drive and <shift> L STILL opens it, with the new name!!
What in the world is going on? Is there a place in the Registry where Desktop shortcuts are maintained or something? How can it still open it when the shortcut is gone and the file is renamed???