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Windows 7: Beware of Ctrl/Z with a laptop


11 Nov 2011   #1

Win8 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Beware of Ctrl/Z with a laptop

The biggest blessing of Vista and Windows 7 is the unlimited undo feature for Freecell, which means you don't ever have to lose unless you get one of the unwinnable games. When Windows is doing stuff, like copying something to an external hd, I often play FreeCell, and, of course, occasionally have to use ctrl+z. The problem with ctrl+z is that it will undo other things besides Freecell if the cursor jumps out of the Freecell window. And if you are using a pc with that invention of Satan called a touchpad, you can very easily, unknowingly and unwittingly, make the cursor move into some other dimension. I snapped the other day when I was moving all my "downloads" and recent creations to MyDocs on an external HD, and I thought I was losing my mind when, later on, the files were not on the HD (gasp, is it a virus or what?), but then turned out to be back on the pc. I then remembered a particular freecell that required extensive undoing (translation: it was one of the hard ones), and I had used ctrl+z mindlessly, banging ctrl+z until the game went back to the beginning, several times, and I remembered that, for some reason (thank you, touchpad), it had not undone any moves sometimes, so it was undoing God knows what, in addition to unmoving my file transfers. BTW, is there a freecell for safe mode?

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11 Nov 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I don't recall ever seeing a post more strange than this one, if you don't mind my saying. You could always play freecell full screen or maximized.

Clicking undo in a game, is it even worth playing after that? lol

Explain how the cursor jumps out of the window? Could you keep the cursor in the window?

I found these that seem to state what you are saying, I hadn't known of this feature until now (websites found on the top lists of a google search): 5 Useful Uses Of Windows UNDO (Ctrl+Z) Shortcut and Undo In Windows 7

There are further methods of 'undoing' that function but are you sure that is something you want to do?
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11 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I guess you need to be more careful when you play FreeCell.
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11 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I really can't see the point of playing a game then undo your moves because things aren't going your way.

Defeats the object really in my view.
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11 Nov 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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11 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

We seem to have tickled your chuckle muscles, Wolfgang. I'm delighted to have played a part in cheering you up.
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11 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ParrotSlave View Post
The biggest blessing of Vista and Windows 7 is the unlimited undo feature for Freecell
That has got to be one of the funniest things I've read in a loooooooooong time! Faster OS, more stable OS, Bitlocker, snap, shake, peek... nope. Freecell undo...yes!
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11 Nov 2011   #8

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

This OP topic should end up in the Tom's Hardware news section.
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11 Nov 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
We seem to have tickled your chuckle muscles, Wolfgang. I'm delighted to have played a part in cheering you up.
Yeah Andrew, you guys made me laugh.
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11 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
This OP topic should end up in the Tom's Hardware news section.
I never owned a laptop. I thought sure this was going to be a cautionary tale about undoing stuff in Explorer, then accidentally hitting some laptop-only key that undid your last restore point or something!!

Next time I'm playing chess against Deep Blue I'll make sure to bump up my keyboard rep rate so I can control-z my ass off!!

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