Steps for the experiment:
- Make sure you don't have important programs running, or at least save your open documents. It's quite possible that the result of this experiment will log you out of your computer temporarily.
- Press the following keys all at the same time: Control + Alt + Backspace
Now before you go off on me to say how awesome that hidden "feature" is (if that's you, you must be an old-time linux hacker), please consider that this behavior may not be so cool to someone who unexpectedly presses these keys by accident.
For example, I wonder how the guy writing a lengthy term paper (due the next day, of course) felt when he discovered this feature for the first time. Or what about the dad who stepped away to grab a drink when his two year old came in and pressed a bunch of buttons?
Anyhow...if this feature has ever plagued you, would you please add your comments here:
If it hasn't, I guess I feel even more alone. See my original blog post regarding this to find out how you can disable the feature from biting you again.