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[Short Rant] Chrome and BACKSPACE

So yes, from some time Chrome does not allow to use backspace to return to previous page and suggests some _stupid_ combination of Alt + Left_Arrow. What is most important – it’s not the right (int both, goddamn meanings of the word) “Alt”! So I can’t just press it with just one hand – thing that was so simple with Backspace – I do not like the page, so i just hit one key without having to take my hand off the mouse and moving both arms into position that allows me to properly press the new combination…

I hate this. Really. And why? “To protect someone’s work from accidental deletion”. What? Work, in the browser? Something of great importance I assume… In the age of auto-save options available everywhere?

But fine, I’ve already lost few forum or blog posts because of that Backspace… But why not to just _detect_ whether some work has been done on the page? Like checking whether some text has been entered into any textbox on the page? And just warn user? Automatically, by the browser. And in the case of some rare occasion of mouse-only related work – enable actual webpage to notify browser about changes? With some JS call like browser.IHaveUnsavedWork() and it’s sibling used on save…

I would say it’s much more important to somehow protect unsaved work frequently lost on suddenly failed server / connection that does not accepted submitted finished forms / posts than this mere Backspace fails..

[Visual Studio] Fixing annoying bug [code 5455]

(Piszę ten post po angielsku bo może interesować dość szerokie grono odbiorców… A nie zajmuję się w nim jakąś wielką filozofią by nie wystarczyła podstawowa znajomość lengłydża.)

Today, when I’d started my PC after yesterday’s Windows 7 / Office updates I started my VS 2013 Update 3 and tried working on some project. But whenever I tried opening file with code I’ve been given a strange error message. From the message it looked like some problems with settings. So I tried to make a screenshot of the error window (because of locking focus) and pasted it into MS Paint. This is what I’ve got:
Error_Message

Ok, I had my phone with me so I was able to work around the issue:
Error_Message_Camera

Now I was able to go to the Options and try to find what might cause it. Unfortunately most of tabs had not been working and some (“All Languages” if I recall correctly) even caused VS to restart… Then I decided to reset all settings. And then I received something similar to what was described several months ago in following ticket:
Cannot open any code files

When I try to open up a C# code file an error pops up. The error that occurs states that “No EditorOptionDefinition export found for the given option name: Adornments/HighlightCurrentLine/Enable Parameter name: optionId”
I tried to reset my settings but I then received the following error “Your settings were reset, but there were some errors.
Error 1: Task List Display Settings: The tasklist format has changed.
Error 2: An error occurred while importing settings for ‘All Languages’ [code 5455&#93.
Error 3: An error occurred while importing settings for ‘Basic’ [code 5455&#93.
Error 4: An error occurred while importing settings for ‘C/C++’ [code 5455&#93.
Error 5: An error occurred while importing settings for ‘CSS’ [code 5455&#93.
Error 6: An error occurred while importing settings for ‘C#’ [code 5455&#93.
Error 7: An error occurred while importing settings for ‘CoffeeScript’ [code 5455].
Error 8: An error occurred while importing settings for ‘F#’ [code 5455&#93.
(…)
Error 18: An error occurred while importing settings for ‘XAML’ [code 5455&#93.
Error 19: An error occurred while importing settings for ‘XML’ [code 5455&#93.”

(I added a bit of formatting to exaggerate core issues.)

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