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Bill Gates Shares The Story Behind Ctrl+Alt+Del Key Combination

If you’ve ever thought that someone woke up one day and decided that it is worth struggling to reach three unrelated keys to force a program to close, you have the right, partially!

Going over the jokes that were made on behalf of the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys, Bill Gates explains who is “to blame” for this apparently meaningless combination.

First of all, the former CEO of Microsoft classified Ctrl + Alt + Del as a mistake.

“We could have had a single button, but the guy who did the IBM keyboard design didn’t wanna give us our single button.” Gates admitted.

At that moment, David Bradley, Microsoft engineer, invented the combination which was originally designed to reboot a PC. It wasn’t until the early 1990s when the consumers were aware of Bradley’s shortcut quietly lingering in their machines when Microsoft’s Windows took off and PCs all over the world crashed and the infamous “blue screen of death” plagued Windows users. The quick fix spread from friend to friend: Ctrl + Alt + Del.

“I have to share the credit,” Bradley joked. “I may have invented it, but I think Bill made it famous.”

To this day the combination still exists in Windows 10, allowing users to lock a machine or access the task manager.

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