# Extraneous Keyboard Shortcut for ctrl + '^' in Mathematica 8

I would like to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl^ to enter a superscript. I have tried to type this two different ways, and each time i have gotten an undesirable result. According to the file KeyEventTranslations.tr, the binding is correct:

Item[KeyEvent["^", Modifiers -> {Control}], "Superscript"]


I am running Mathematica 8 on Windows Vista, and I currently have two keymaps installed--The standard QWERTY and a Progammer Dvorak--using Windows IME. My first attempt to type it is in standard QWERTY, I type the key sequence ShiftCtrl6. This sequence results in a dialog box as if I had entered the menu command File -> Revert.... On my Programmer Dvorak, I type the key sequence ShiftCtrl]. This sequence results in the dialog box as if I had entered the menu command Edit -> Preferences.... In both cases, the key sequences that I am referring to are the physical keys that I press, not the character produced, because in both cases, I type a '^' character.

I am very confused, because neither of these dialog boxes seem to have an keyboard shortcuts assigned, so I do not understand why I am reaching them. I have also looked in MenuSetup.tr, but I did not see anything noteworthy. What is happening, and is there a way to correct this behavior?

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