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UAC: please add back the vista keyboard accelerators

    General discussion

  • in win7's UAC consent dialogs the accelerator (in en-US, at least) is Alt-Y. which is a complete pain to type with your left hand.

    in vista it was either Alt-C (continue) or Alt-A (allow) which were much easier to type.


    I like UAC in general - i hate the new dialogs :(
    Sunday, May 03, 2009 2:41 AM

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  • spongman wrote:
    > in win7's UAC consent dialogs the accelerator (in en-US, at least) is
    > Alt-Y. which is a complete pain to type with your left hand.
    >
    > in vista it was either Alt-C (continue) or Alt-A (allow) which were much
    > easier to type.
    >
    >
    > I like UAC in general - i hate the new dialogs :(
    What is the setting for your UAC?

    I'm not sure at this late date they will add that Alt-back?

    Susan
    Sunday, May 03, 2009 5:00 AM
  • I take it that you are onehanded. Have you tried using sticky keys?
    No matter what Microsoft comes up with in terms of shortcut keys some with disabilities will have trouble no matter if the right or left hand are missing or it is something else.
    Sunday, May 03, 2009 10:41 PM
  • I take it that you are onehanded.

    no, i have both hands. it's just that the UAC prompt usually appears because of something I clicked on with the mouse in my right hand.

    now I have to take my right hand off the mouse temporarily to hit the Y key.

    I can't reach over with my left hand on my ergonomic keyboard without dislocating my wrist - then I'd only have one hand...
    Monday, May 04, 2009 8:01 AM
  • That is because in Windows 7 systems the two selections are Yes or No, which is different in Windows Vista (Continue Cancel).
    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    Monday, May 04, 2009 9:33 AM
  • i realise why Y & N are accelerator keys. I'm just requesting that there be an additional accelerator key (Alt-C) to provide backward compatibility...

    BTW: ESC no longer cancels this dialog....
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009 4:17 PM