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How did ALT + F4 become the shortcut for closing?

Function keys tended to be chosen rather then Alt+letter as it was common for space on keyboards for printed function key label strips. It also saved requests to have different shortcuts depending ...
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How did ALT + F4 become the shortcut for closing?

AltF4 doesn’t come from Windows; it comes from IBM’s Common User Access (CUA), part of its Systems Application Architecture. This was implemented on IBM mainframes, and in OS/2 Presentation Manager ...
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