One Dev Question with Raymond Chen - Why Does Ctrl+F in Outlook mean 'Forward' instead of 'Find'?

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The 'One Dev Question with Raymond Chen' video series is part of the One Dev Minute channel.  In this series, longtime Microsoft developer and semi-official Windows historian Raymond Chen covers a series of questions about Microsoft Windows development, team culture, and/or history.  If you have additional questions for Raymond, please add your questions in the comments section below.  You can also find out more development details about Windows and its history on Raymond's blog.

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    alashcraft

    The one that has bitten me more than once is CTRL-S sending instead of saving (draft).

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    dandy

    @alashcraft:  My solution for that:  I've taken the habit over the years of not filling in the recipient list until I'm done composing/reviewing/spell-checking my message.  That way, if I accidentally hit the Send button or equivalent shortcut key, the email client (whatever it may be) won't even be *able* to send the message even if it tried.

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    tgrt

    Hmm.. CTRL+F for me in Outlook 2016 (desktop version) brings up a new message.

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    Shafiq Jetha

    I love how stone-faced Raymond is when he says who the beta tester was.

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    Raghuveer Soma

    One can use Ctrl+F (Forward) then click in the message body then again Ctrl+F (Search) to search in the message.

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