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SSMS 2008 and CTRL-N (Control – N)

Like most developers I learn my doing or, in the case of my work laptop, by installing and using lots and lots of Software. The result: performance issues. Terrible, terrible performance issues. Over the last few weeks everything from opening Outlook to building a project in VS 2008 have grinded to a halt. This weekend I performed the first rebuild in 18 months….The problem:My setups is the same as before, same OS, same Visual Studio versions, same SQL installation…I had heard rumors that some of my shortcut keys might break, depending on how I installed SQL, and only this morning did I notice that two of the keystroke combinations that I use most often in SQL Server Management Studio 2008 – CTRL-N (New Query), CTRL-SHIFT-M (Specify Values for Template Parameters) were missing!!! If this isn’t a bug, I implore you to tell me what it is:The (ugly) Fix:Playing around a little I found the keyboard settings under Environment in Tools->Options. The options were simple – standard (the de…