I'm trying to disable the Ctrl-A keyboard shortcut from within Outlook 2010. I've found plenty of forums that show how to disable shortcuts in Outlook 2003 and 2007, via registry keys, but I've tried it in Outlook 2010 and it does not work with the Ctrl-A shortcut.
So far I've created the following key:
And added a REG_SZ value called "DisableCtrlA" with a value of 65,8 .
I figured this should be the way to do it from reading the following:
However the Ctrl-A key still works after restarting Outlook.
The reason behind doing this is I've been very frustrated by accidentally hitting "Ctrl-A, Ctrl-Q" (which marks all emails as read) when I meant to just hit "Ctrl-Q" to mark one email as read. The A key is close to the Q key so it's really easy to accidentally bump it in this scenario. I depend on marking emails as read when I've dealt with them so I can see what's left to be done, so marking them all as read (which cannot be undone) is a real nightmare for me.