Friday, July 27, 2007

Who Invented CTRL-ALT-DEL?

Control-Alt-Delete is probably the most useful keyboard Shortcut that is probably invented in the Computer World. The man behind is David Bradley.

David Bradley was a Computer Design Engineer at IBM PC for the past 30 years and is now retired. Bradley originally designed Control-Alt-Escape to trigger a soft reboot, but he found it was too easy to bump the left side of the keyboard and reboot the computer accidentally. He switched the key combination to Control-Alt-Delete, a combination impossible to press with just one hand.

The CTRL-ALT-DELETE combination is also known as Three Fingure Salute. In the current Operating systems World CTRL-ALT-DELETE on pressing would list the Programs that are currently running in the OS. Though David Bradley invented CTRL-ALT-DELETE it was probably made famous by Microsoft Operating System Windows.

With the Flashing of Blue Screen made famous by Windows 95 the keyboard shortcut CTRL-ALT-DELETE became famous than any other keyboard shortcut in the computing world.David has a nice video discussing about his invention about CTRL-ALT-DELETE.

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